A BLOGGING Q & A
We get many questions about blogging, from both bloggers and non-bloggers about the world of blogging. Today it’s time to answer some of the most asked questions we receive at The Content Edit!
How would I know what to blog about?
There are so many things to blog about in the world but the key is to talk about something which you are interested in. If you’re not interested in your chosen topic then it will be difficult for you to keep it up for a prolonged period of time. Your lack of enthusiasm will also show up in your writing. There must be lots of things you are interested in, make a lost of them all and then narrow it down from there!
I’m really busy, what if I can’t keep up with blogging?
Like everything in life, if it’s something you want to do you need to make time for your blog. However, you can start small. Start with a blogging schedule which you will able to stick with, once you are on top of this you can add more posts over time. Start with one a week or one a month – Whatever will work for you in the early days.
Where do I begin with blogging?
This is a big question! There are lots of things you can do to start with. Firstly, find a name and then create your own website so you can put your blog posts on there. I would recommend 34sp.com as a place to purchase your blog name and use them to host your website via WordPress.
I’ve got a blog, how do I get more readers?
Let people know your blog exists. Share it on social media, tell people in real life and keep consistent. It takes patience but regular good content will begin to attract people over time. Our online course, Trigger Your Blog, helps you to become more consistent and find your “tribe”, find out more here.
What exactly does a blogger do?
A blogger is someone who is creating their own online brand through sharing their experiences, tips which they are passionate about and carving out a niche which they will become known for. A blogger is a marketer, a photographer, a writer, a business owner, a bookkeeper, a graphic designer, a website developer…. The list of things bloggers need to do to create a successful blog is endless!
How does a blogger make money?
There are many opportunities for bloggers to make money, that’s the great thing about creating your online brand. A few ways are creating their own products, using affiliate links when sharing things they love and gaining a commission, creating sponsored content where they are paid by brands to be featured on their blog or social media, having advertisements on their blog, being paid to speak at events. There are lots of different ways to create an income as a blogger – This is one of the things which makes it fun!
Caroline Towers is a blogger, blogging educator & multi-passionate business owner. She is the founder of The Content Edit. In her spare time she loves to travel, go to the movies, watch sport & drink prosecco!