I have been wanting to start blogging for a long time. had vague ideas but could not start it, as I didnt know where to start from.
Today I have taken a plunge and started. Looking for ideas on designing (look see ), contents and categorising it etc.
Looking for ideas and help
I posted my msg via fb but let me post it here too
I guess you should not much worry about the design. you may just start one by registering yourself on blogger.com or wordpress.com Just keep writing stuffs the way you feel like. Later if you want you may also buy a domain and point it to the same blog. Post category, tagging are all inbuilt features so there is nothing much to worry about. its all GUI based and no programming required. For eg:- I have one on https://blog.dhavalparikh.co.in/ which is based on wordpress but hosted on my server. For you you may just use wordpress without spending money on server.
Yes, I totally agreed with Mr. Dhaval.
First Start blogging on Blogger.com or WordPress.com, When you feel to explore your own blog Buy the domain & Hosting.
Then Hire the Developer Who will Develop your blog as per your requirement.
Please check the 1- http://www.blogger.com 2- http://www.wordpress.com for free use.
Being an on and off blogger myself and someone who reads blogs + books like crazy, I would like to suggest only two things that I’ve understood from my experience.
1. A blog which is generic or tom-toming about a product/service or the writer gets no attention, no one cares. So speak about your ‘passion’, it somehow connects with people and you’ll always have something to say. Perhaps experiential learning in the outdoor environment is what you are passionate about. Blog about it. Those who care about the subject will read it.
2. The only person I care about most is ‘me’. So please keep the reader in mind while you are going on and on about your passion. You need to ask yourself ‘how does this blog post make a difference to my reader’s life?’ Thinking about your blog this way will change the way you approach your blog.
I’m a designer myself, but design can’t make poor content good. Ultimately a blog is about a person, it is about you. And I believe you have a lot to share.
PS: the on and (now) off blogs that I was talking about – running & creativity.
PPS: I have uploaded a short guide from Seth Godin about blogging, hope it helps.
wow nishchal… thanks for sharing your blogs!
i love the name ‘the more i run’ – just read “when you have no one to blame” – you aren’t just a designer… you’re a wonderful writer as well 🙂
i bow thee. pls feel free to share some of your blog posts with us for the rest of the 3800+ members to read…
p.s: you wrote this after attending your first rodinhoods open house, right…?!
Thanks Asha, like always you are kind with your compliments. I’ll blog soon I promise. Looking forward to Sushil’s blog at the moment 🙂
Thanks. I am grateful to you.
Your tips are very useful.
Out of Word Press or Blogger, which one do u suggest as a preferred option.
I would go for wordpress
I was in the same frame of mind in April 2012 when I took the plunge 🙂 and started blogging and believe me its an amazing experience. We have so much to tell people and when you write it down and publish and when people read it and comment, argue, debate its an amazing experience. So cognratulations on your decision and welcome to the world of self expression. I am not a very experienced blogger per say as I have written only few posts but following are the unwritten rules I have been following
I guess enough of gyan now an I am really not that experienced blogger to do this but I am implementing all the above mentioned guidelines so I thought they may be useful to you as well 🙂 Please visit my personal blog at http://www.mandarjoshi.com/blog or mandysgroove.blogspot.in
I have recently started blogging and content is the most important thing,quality post is what drives traffic to your site,design is the 2nd priority and i dont know anything about either designing or coding but trust me it’s really easy with a template “premiumbloggertemplates” .Visit this you will get a lot of free templates and some are paid :(.
Visit mine to see how i had designed my blog Hackinthus