• 5 Essential Steps To Creating A Blog

    Creating a blog involves much more than merely choosing a theme, posting an entry and publishing it live to the internet. If you are going to be blogging for money how do you intend to monetize your site or even generate traffic since you will need a steady flow of visitors to your site. Before all this however, consideration must be given to what your subject is going to be and your ability to supply the content needed for your blog posting. This in fact is the most critical stage of the blog building process because the direction you choose will dictate the degree of success you experience! And if you intend to be blogging for money the stakes are even higher, making this stage all the more important!

    Here are 5 critical stages through which you must pass to help establish the direction your blog building efforts will take and the probability of your success!

    Idea

    Do you know what you want to write about? Is it something other people will want to read about? Remember a blog is actually a small 'niche specific' social network site so to be able to successfully generate traffic there will need to be an interest. But regardless of demand your very first step is focusing on what you will be writing about.

    Passion

    Blog posting will take a lot of time, research and just plain effort so it is advisable to always choose a subject with which you have an interest. This interest or passion will be the driving force behind your motivation to continue learning about the subject your site is based upon. This research will supply you the content you will need for your posting and will serve you well during the blog building process which tends to take time. And speaking of time...

    Patience

    As previously mentioned blog building takes time and results are often slow in developing. If you are blogging for money results may take even longer since you first have to gain reader loyalty and then their willingness to spend money on your site! Are you patient enough to continue investing time and effort even before you have any measurable results to show for it? This is a question only you can answer so if you do not want to devote a lot of your time into something and then walk away before you are successful, you may want to think twice

    Strategy

    Are you blogging to be heard or to be paid? Personal blogs involve more of a 'go for it' type strategy whereas business blogs needs more structure and of course a business plan! If you are blogging for money you will need to determine how you will get paid and when you will even start marketing products on your site. Some business bloggers launch their sites and immediately begin to promote products while others first develop a strong and loyal following. In this area you will have decisions to make as to what direction you want to take.

    Blog

    If you answered yes to all of the above then the only thing you seem to be lacking in is motivation if you do not already have a blog! Time to get busy but relax, setting up your own site is relatively easy and can actually be a lot of fun. Enjoy!

    Creating a blog successfully is dependent upon the 'developmental' stages you take before even selecting a host or determining how you will generate traffic. It is the thought you put into what subject you will focus on and your honest determination as to the level of your commitment. The 5 stages reviewed above, will help you evaluate both your commitment and abilities to create the content needed for your blog posting. Whether you will be blogging for money or for personal reasons, success in terms of how you choose to measure it will likely take time and definitely effort! Knowing and excepting this beforehand will increase your chances of achieving whatever goals you may have established for your blog!

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    Author: T. J. Philpott
    Author Notes: TJ Philpott is an author and Internet entrepreneur based out of North Carolina. To learn more about successfully creating a blog and to also receive a free instructional manual that teaches valuable niche research techniques visit: blogbrawn.com
    Comments 12 Comments
    1. Jameshliu's Avatar
      Jameshliu -
      it is really a useful forum.
    1. Lap Band Surgery's Avatar
      Lap Band Surgery -
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    1. easytoobay's Avatar
      easytoobay -
      that just what i was looking for.
      Thanks:p!!
    1. Corporate Magician's Avatar
      Corporate Magician -
      Blog are really important for ant website as it helps a lot in getting good traffic. One thing that always be kept in mind is its content. It should always be informative and not promotional. Do ensure that while writing the stuff.
    1. getextra's Avatar
      getextra -
      Content is key, write something interesting in your blog and keep your readers entertained then you will have a great blog and followers will participate in their droves

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    1. jennylew's Avatar
      jennylew -
      I will start my blogging. Thx for the information :p
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      nrc2553 -
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    1. ravisoni6262's Avatar
      ravisoni6262 -
      its a really useful info for every one wants to setup their blog i also run a blog on PHP babies who started php programming as their web script language.
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    1. jnndovedy's Avatar
      jnndovedy -
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    1. blackpanther's Avatar
      blackpanther -
      Informative article! Idea & passion, very important steps to start a blog. I started blogging in 2007 with a great blogging software Wordpress. I still love my blog and blogging with WP obviously. Happy Blogging

      Regards,
      Glotechno.com
    1. mcxtips's Avatar
      mcxtips -
      I really appreciate your post and you explain each and every point very well.Thanks for sharing this information.And I'll love to read your next post too. Regards
    1. avrilharryson's Avatar
      avrilharryson -
      i think main essential step is strategy ... but all are must... thanks for sharing ..
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