Starting your own blog

4 Important Things to know Before Starting a Blog

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Having your own blog is a good thing, and I believe there’s a lot of benefits one can gain from it, I have written about in some of the benefits one can gain from blog or blogging.

It’s a good thing to have your own blog, but there are few things you need to know If you are thinking of starting your own blog, knowing about these things will equip you with the right mindset and attitude towards blogging.

1. You must not be an A student in English before you run a blog

What I have come to realise about blogging and writing a blog post is that, you don’t have to be an A student in English to start writing blog post.

This was one of my set backs when I was thinking of starting my blog writing in 2017, I thought I have to master the English language, I know my english writing, structure, grammar… all sucks, so, I thought It won’t be possible for me to writing a blog post that people can read.

But everything changed when I downloaded and read an ebook from this guy from Germany, by the name…, the guy encouraged me through his book that, “if you wish to write just write, It doesn’t matter how bad your writing is you will always get better in the process.”

And that is just truth, I can testify to that, I can’t brag about being the best writer in the world, but I can brag about the fact that,  regardless of my poor English skills, my writings have improved in the past few years.

You don’t need to be perfect in English to start a blog, you will always get better in the process.

2. You don’t need to be an expert

When starting a blog, you will have to decide on the topic or topics to blog about.

This is one of the set backs for most people, most people think that they have to be an expert on a topic before they can start blogging about it.

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Actually, blogging is about sharing useful and valuable information or news, but the thing is you don’t need to be an expert to start blogging about a topic, in the process of writing and researching about a specific topic, you will find yourself knowing more and becoming an expert on that topic.

3. Chose your topic base on what you love

Blogging about what you love will  make your blogging journey morw fun and easy.

When it comes to choosing a topic to blog about, some people advice that you chose a profitable niche, that is, a niche that can be easily monetized.

I’m ok with that, but the problem is when you chose to blog about a topic based on its profitability, rather than your love about the topic, there are chances that you might not stick arroud long enough to make it profitable, or that your interest might drop when you observation any possibility that your calculation about the profitability of your chosen topic is impossible.

Just like every other worthy endeavour, blogging requires perseverance and Commitment, and this where the idea of choosing what you love play a vital roll, it’s easier for you to give up your efforts on something you don’t love within a short period of time. That only might be the cause of you not reaching the end of the tunnel of your blogging success.

4. Blogging is not a short cut to financial success.

Now this is also important, I started  this blog with hope to become a millionaire in few months based on some get rich quick blogging article, but I was disappointed.

While blogging have a lots of opportunity for making money, it’s not a short cut to financial success.

It’s not the easiest way to make money online, to make money with blog or blogging you will need time, efforts, determination, commitment and all other attributes needed in achieving success in any worthy thing.

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Blogging can be a way to your financial freedom, but it’s not a short cut.

Conclusion

You need to have all these things in mind before you start thinking of starting a blog. With the right mindset and the right attitude you can get blogging right.

I believe having your own blog, where you can share your knowledge, ideas, opinions or skills is one strategy to add to the list of strategies you are using to navigate your way through life.

Do you have a blog, what is your experience? Do you wish to start your own blog? Share on the comments below.

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