There are thousands and thousands of people that will start a blog today. Each one will have high hopes for the success of their creation. They will be dedicated, at least in the beginning. But in the end, most will let their blogs die, unable to consistently feed their new creation the diet of content needed for survival. How could this have been avoided?
If you are reading this, chances are that you are at least vaguely interested in how to start a blog. What steps do you take? Where do you go for answers? What is this blog thing everyone keeps talking about?
First off, what is a blog? According to Wikipedia, a blog is a personal journal published on the internet consisting of discrete entries or posts displayed in reverse chronological order. Does that make much sense to you? If not, a good working definition for me is this: A blog is a website that gets updated often. In the past, websites were very static; once built they rarely changed. Now, you and I want to interact on the web, not just read the same information that was published years ago. The benefit of a blog is the ever changing content. That’s what keeps visitors coming back. So, how do you start one? [Read more…]