Start a Blog in 2019
Are you wanting to start a blog? Blogired is the perfect place to begin. We offer an easy to follow step-by-step Guide to Start a Blog in 2019. Our guide is free and will empower you with the knowledge you need to get your blog up and running, beautiful, functional and successful. Want to make money blogging? We’ll help you with that as well. To guide you through the process, we’ll assist you with screenshots of each step. Oh, if we’re providing too much information and you just want a simple guide, head over to Blog But Why? for a concise version (and some sarcasm).
Why do we provide these guides? Mostly because we’re inspired by blogging (and the potential that blogging enables). However, it’s only right that we disclose that we do have affiliate links in this website. If you do sign up with an affiliate where we were the referred, we might receive a small commission. This is at no cost to you - and it helps us keep this blogging resource available for others to benefit from.
Welcome to Blogire. We’re going to help you start a blog … and much more.
Let’s tackle the elephant in the room. Starting a blog is actually pretty easy - especially in 2019. However, you need to know what you don’t know. Recursive issue, of course. Once you know the basics, it’s easy. So, we’re here to get introduce you to the basics. Then you’ll be empowered to ask the right questions to progress from strength-to-strength. If starting a blog and getting blogging is overwhelming and intimidating - well, it won’t stay that way for long.
In case you’re wondering - you pronounce our name as [Blog]ging insp[ired]. We think it's cute.
Also, at Blogired, we know who our audience is. Beginners! Still, newbie or not, you can get your blog up and running in under 30 minutes. Probably less, but let’s do it right the first time so that everything is crystal clear.
The team have made many mistakes over the years that they have been active in the Blogosphere. Many, many mistakes. You don’t need to repeat them. You have the benefit of over a decade of our team’s knowledge to benefit from.
What the Hell is a Blog Anyway?
Good question! Essentially, a blog is a “light” website which is run by an individual or small group of people and is written in an informal (or conversational) style. Much like the “conversation” I’ve having with you right now. It’s so much better than the stuffy and impersonal jargon that corporates use. Meh!
There are many types of blogs:
- Lifestyle blogs - think “lifestyle by design”
- Personal blogs - for sharing experiences and keeping your family and friends in the loop with new developments in your life
- Movie blogs - for the film critics
- Car blogs - for the car fanatics out there
- News blogs - usually for local news
- Pet blogs - we also love our fury children
- Business blogs - as a more casual way for businesses to communicate with and educate their customers
The list goes on-and-on. If you are interested in it - you can blog about it. If you aren’t interested in it, that’s okay - somebody else is probably blogging about it. The important part of a successful blog is to write from personal experience and passion so that you connect with others who share your particular interests.
It’s the connection you have with your audience that will make or break your blog.
Why Should I Even Consider Starting a Blog?
Honestly, money is the worst reason to start a blog. You can certainly make money from blogging - we do! However, blogging should be a passion first and financially rewarding second. Why? Because then you will blog for the love of it and be motivated by the right reasons. If you don’t make money from your blog - you’ll be okay with that. If you are making good money from your blog, then you’re advancing your lifestyle and a reason why you should be blogging in the first place - to live out your passions.
Do you need to be an “authority” on a topic to start a blog? Absolutely not. But, if you keep at it - you might well end up as one.
So, why start a blog? To share your knowledge and passions with other similarly minded people across the globe. And, to learn from them in return as you grow. Synergy in motion.
So here is a list of just some of the reasons that other people start a blog:
- To make money - although we think we’ve already given the right disclaimers around this.
- To share your knowledge and interests - which is one of the most beautiful parts of participating in the Blogosphere.
- To promote your business - just remember to keep the style conversational!
Then again, if you were searching for “how to start a blog in 2019” or “start a blog in 2019” (you did Google this to get to Blogired, right?) - you probably already have your reasons and really just want to get on with it. So, let’s do that.
How to Start a Blog - 6 Simple Steps
Blogired will guide you through starting a blog in 6 simple steps that will take you under 30 minutes to be up and going.
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