Except you live under third mainland bridge or you just came to earth today, in one way or the other, you should have heard about blogging.
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Introduction to blogging
Blogging is no other thing than writing a piece of article, photography or media that is self-published online.
In this this article, I am going to give you an overview of what blogging is, why you hear it a lot and tips to start your own blog ( that is if you are interested, but by coming to this page today, am sure you are interested. So let’s dive in)
Overview of Blogging
The popular blogging you hear today started as an opportunity for people to write and express themselves online. The blogging thing started growing gradually so businesses saw a need to incorporate it into their websites. A blog is known for frequent updates. That means, you post new things everyday. It is also written in an informal language (its not like you are writing to the queen of England or something) so people (readers) will engage with it and start a conversation.
Having know a bit of what blogging is all about, let’s get to the definition of blogging
What is blogging?
Blogging is defined as the act of writing and publishing contents on a regular basis online on a platform called a blog. These contents can be an account of personal view, opinions, ideas, Experience, news or tutorials. A person who manages and own a blog is referred to as a blogger.
What is a blog?
A blog is noting else but an online Journal. You can set it up for personal use, or you can add a number of friends/groups. Anyone can reach out to your blog and read what you wrote in it. Just like this blog, people can find your blog through social media, search engine, emails and news letters.
A blog post is defined as a particular content in a topic. Just as what you are reading now. A blog mainly consists of a large number of blog posts which is arranged in such a way that most recent posts appear first. This order can still be changed if you like.
A blog has many web pages and this only depends on the number of posts the blogger creates.
A blog also comes with a comment section by default, although you can remove it later. The comment section enables an interaction between the users and the author.
An author is someone that writes a blog post. After the comment section, a list of related posts is displayed below it. This enables users to switch to the next article after reading the other. Then a summary or background of the author is displayed below.
The blogger gets to choose what to blog on. You can blog on any niche you have in depth knowledge in. After that, you will want your blog to get noticed right? Advertising will do the work for you. Just make sure you have a few change with you for that.
other promotional tactics can be good too when it comes to making your blog visible online. Tactics like, sharing of links to social media handles, search engine optimization and also posting your inks from other websites.
Starting a blog
If you want to start blog, the first thing you should keep in mind is the objective of the blog, that is, what the blog is meant to achieve. You can decide on the subject to write about. You can document your experiences by blogging about it always. Your blog can be a news blog, entertainment blog, travel and lifestyle blog or you can even share some of your cooking recipe and steps to prepare a delicious meal. Its all up to you. My advice is that you blog what you have good knowledge on. It will help you in the long run.
You can blog about anything so far it is not illegal. Illegal in a way that it does not hurt a group or sentiments of others. The content of your blog should be something you are proud of. Something you will comfortably share to a particular group or community.
Just like I have heard many people hyping blogging. The bitter truth here is that “Everything good comes from great hardwork and a lot of sacrifices”
Many will tell you that blogging is easy, you start blogging today and make millions of money the next day. Its just not true. Blogging requires a lot of hard work. You might not see it now, but everything becomes clear when you dive into it. Just like the popular saying;
You don’t know how deep an ocean is till you dive into it
Blogging requires a lot of hard work and patience. So if you are going for blogging. You must be hardworking and patient. I am not trying to discourage you. I am only trying to make you understand what you will face in the long run..
Why is blogging popular?
A lot of successful bloggers out there are making millions of naira and thousands of dollars every month from blogging. Now this is enough to make it popular. Nigerians doesn’t sleep when they hear of a sure way to make money. You hear about them always and you want to go into blogging.
Ever heard of Linda Ikeji?. She is currently the most influential blogger in Nigeria. She has been wearing that crown for a long time now. That was because she invested a lot of time and work to her blogging business and today, she’s celebrated.
Blogging is popular today because it is where we go always to get useful information. It can be news, or a step by step guide to solve a problem.
Whenever you are confused with something and there is no one around. You pop out your phone and head straight to google. You ask your questions and google brings out a bunch of blogs that have useful information about the question you asked.
Blogs are the major source of information in the world today and because of this, its popularity can never end.
That’s all for Introduction to blogging. Hope you find this post useful.