What to consider when setting up a blog

There are a number of things to consider when setting up a blog

  • The name of your blog, what are you going to call it
  • What are you going to be blogging about
  • Will you have categories and sub-categories
  • How often you are going to publish a post

These are just a few things you should have already thought about if you intend to start a blog

Blog Name

Firstly, what is your blogs name. It doesn’t have to be the first thing you decide as you might have a few options, but you will need to come up with a name for it

This name will need to be something easy to remember for your readers, as you want them to remember it so they know which site to revisit each time

The name can be meaningful to you or the content, just ensure there are no trademarked brands being used in its name

Blog Content

Deciding what to blog about can be the first stumbling block for some, but others will have pages and pages of ideas to create content from

Whether it is your children, fashion, beauty, making extra money, pets – whatever. It is your blog and the content is entirely up to you

As your blog develops you might find your make focus swaying, as in life things change and this makes no difference to your blog. You can adapt the content how you feel fit

Categories

The next step is to think about the categories you are going to have on your blog, these will be on your menu bar

Categories can also have subcategories too, for instance you can have Make Up as a category and then a few subcategories such as, lipstick, eyeshadow, blush

This doesn’t need to be your definitive list. It is a good starting point and it will help you to get your content planned and written to help get you up and running

Publishing Posts

Let me just start off by saying everyday is not do-able for most people

Do not make the mistake of setting this as a goal. Being disappointed when it isn’t achieved will not help you progress further. Instead opt for once a week as your publishing goal, which gives you more time to work on content

It is better to be a bit more realistic when making your plan, you can always post more if you have more and then there is less pressure on you

If you haven’t already read my guide on How To Start Blogging For Free you can read it here

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