BLOGGING: WHAT IS IT, AND WHY SHOULD YOU DO IT?

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Most of us see people blogging and vlogging and they have million followers and we wonder how do they do it, it’s amazing how we all see ourselves in other people, we wish we could do what they do, however it seems so hard and impossible for us to do. We don’t even know where to begging, but we are here to help you through the process.

What is a Blog

A Blog “is a discussion of informational website published on the world wide web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text posts”- Wikipidea. What this basically means is that when you have a platform on the Web to write your thoughts,Ideas and share information with the world you can become a blogger. The first step begins with you registering your blog site and finding what to write about in your blogs. Once you know what you going to talk about then you write posts weekly to attract people to your site, there are those who will visit your site weekly because they find your site inspiring and interesting. when you continue to write what they love you will have found your ‘niche’ market and that is a big deal. The are many platform out there you can use to blog, some are free and some you pay for them on a monthly basis. Sites such as Blogger.com and wix.com they offer free blog site for begginers which you can tryout. The best way to do this is to create your own website with a domain name and have it hosted.

Why should you become a blogger?

Blogging has become a business that provides a passive income for many and some become good at it to a point they are making a living out of it. I’m sure you can appreciate an extra income if not everyone, for writing your thoughts online and sharing them with the world. I know what you are thinking ,why would anyone or any company pay me for just posting? you will be suprised. Big companies are always looking for websites and other platforms to advertise on, and if your blogsite has a lot of traffic (regular visitors) then the companies will pay you to put their adverts on your site.

Steps to follow when starting a blog:

  1. Decide what you will be blogging about
    • Tip: Let it be something you are passionate about and/ know very well
  2. Create and design your website
    • Tip: Lookup on websites that can help you with this.
  3. Choose a hosting company
    • Tip: e.g Afro host
  4. Choose a blogging platform
    • Tip: WordPress/ Joomla
  5. Start Blogging

Happy blogging!!!

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