The Brief Guide That Makes Starting a Lifestyle Blog Simple
You might be surprised to learn that there are over 600 million blogs on the internet. From parenting to cooking to decorating, there are blogs about everything.
Some of the most popular are lifestyle blogs, which contain a little bit of everything. Recipes, home decor, fashion try-on, travel, and personal stories from the blog writer.
The good news is that despite all the blogs that are already out there, there’s always room for more.
If you’re considering starting your own lifestyle blog, read on for our blogging tips to get started in no time.
Pick a Niche (or Don’t)
Lifestyle blogs are all about you, what you like, and what you do. While you don’t have to give your life story and all the details of your personal life, your readers want to learn more about you.
You could choose to focus on all aspects of your life, or you could focus on areas where you are most passionate (such as cooking) or you could stick to a hodgepodge of different topics.
Once you gain a readership, it’s easier to branch out into different areas, but as you are attracting your followers, you may want to stick with a few things that most define you.
Pick Your Platform and Hosting Service
You will need a platform for publishing your blog. There are lots of options available, such as WordPress, Squarespace, Wix, Blogger, and Squarespace.
There are many articles discussing the pros and cons of each, so it all depends on what you are looking for, whether you want a free platform and hosting service (or are willing to pay), and what your level of website knowledge is.
Name Your Blog and Buy Your Domain
Once you choose your platform, you can name your blog. If you decide to use a platform where you have to self-host, you’ll need to buy your domain name. Make sure it’s easy to spell and remember.
Pick a Design
Use your blog name and niche to guide your design. You can buy pre-made blog designs on Etsy, hire someone to build your design from scratch, or try to create it yourself if you understand coding and website building.
Keep it simple, and user-friendly, and make sure it looks good on mobile devices as well as computers.
Create Quality Content
Don’t spend too much time worrying about what to write first. Just start writing. As you get more experience and readers, your writing and content quality will improve.
Simple things to do are to proofread for spelling and grammar mistakes, keep things readable (for example, no giant blocks of text), and be consistent. Post daily or a few days a week so your readers know when to expect new content.
Post Great Photos
Pictures are a great way to break up the text in your blog posts as well as show your readers who you really are. Smartphones have incredibly advanced cameras, so you don’t need much more than your phone to take great photos for your blog.
There are also lots of free photo editing resources, like this background eraser, available on the web to help you touch up any pictures you want to post.
Build Your Lifestyle Blog Today
If you’re thinking of starting a lifestyle blog, what’s holding you back?
Take the leap today and if you find it’s not for you, you’re not out much. You’ll never know until you try though.
Using our simple guide, you can have a blog up and running before the day is over. If you found this guide useful, be sure to check out more of our tech guides before you go.
About The Author:
Stacey Smith is a freelance health writer. She is passionate to write about women’s health, dental health, diabetes, endocrinology, and nutrition and provides in-depth features on the latest in health news for medical clinics and health magazines.