Genesis to Revelation of Blogging

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Sol_daro

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First of all Blogging is adding new material to or regularly updating a blog.
A Brief History of Blogging
Initially, blogging involved a personal web log, in which a person would journal about their day. From "web log" came the term "blog."
Questions to ask yourself before starting a blog:
  • Is this a topic I can write about for 6-12 months without running out of content?
  • Do I enjoy writing this type of content or will it need to be outsourced?
  • How can I monetize this topic down the road? (product creation, affiliate marketing, adsense)
  • Are there currently advertisers in Google search for related keywords to this topic?
  • What can I learn from other competing blogs and sites in this niche right now?
You can get a free blog at Wordpress.com or Blogger.com or you can contract it out to a web designer but that is going to cost you.
On 16 February 2011, there were over 156 million public blogs in existence. On 20 February 2014, there were around 172 million Tumblr[4] and 75.8 million WordPress[5] blogs in existence worldwide. According to critics and other bloggers, Blogger is the most popular blogging service used today. However, Blogger does not offer public statistics.[6][7]Technorati lists 1.3 million blogs as of February 22, 2014.[8] (Statistics gotten from Wikipedia.com)
On Blogging sites like Wordpress or Blogger you can either go with a sub domain name which is free and looks like this "Example.wordpress.com or Example.blogger.com" or get your own domain name which will cost you a little and looks like this "Example.com".
After deciding which way to go then you have to decide what kind of things you want to post on your blog, what demographic would you like to reach, it's just like carving out a niche for yourself.
Many blogs provide commentary on a particular subject or topic, ranging from politics to sports. Others function as more personal online diaries, and others function more as online brand advertising of a particular individual or company. A typical blog combines text, digital images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability of readers to leave publicly viewable comments, and interact with other commenters, is an important contribution to the popularity of many blogs
A niche is a specialized segment of the market for a particular kind of product or service, do not spread yourself too thin just find a particular area and specialise on that area it could be food, travel, culture, sports, product reviews, Programming, photography, beauty and fashion tips and many more.
You can also make a living from you blog by posting ads from advertisers who pay you based on the traffic your blog gets, a good example of such site is Google Adsense all you have to do is register link your blog and account to your Google Adsense account and you can start earning.
Be consistent in posting, consistency makes your readers come back consistently you could post weekly or daily it all depends on your schedule.
You also have to arrange your blog properly so it does not bear similarities to that of an untidy room where things of great importance can never be found.
Engage with your readers, ask them questions, answer their questions and comment on their comments to give them a sense of belonging and for them to feel like they are being carried along.
Have a clear understanding of the area you want to blog about, with a fresh view and unique perspective which when you will voice out dynamically through your blog.
Advertising on Social Medias like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and many more.
The biggest blogs in the world today are all using social media to bring new traffic to their site, establish a brand and have their audience share their content in the process.

The easiest way to set this up is by adding social sharing buttons to your site. One of the best free plugins out there for setting this up is the floating social bar plugin. Once setup you will see Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other buttons that will appear at the top or bottom of each blog post. Visitors to your site can easily click any of these social buttons to then share your content with their audience.
Also write guest articles on blogs that are more active than yours posting a link to your own blog on such blogs.
It is not the quantity of your posts but the quality that will attract new visitors to your blog and keep the old ones coming back for more. Write skilfully and masterfully to show your superiority in the niche you are trying to carve out for yourself.
Last but not least always quote your experience where necessary so as to add a personal touch to your blog so users can relate better to the article they are reading.