Starting and Building a Successful Blog

Hey, guys and girls, so this is another bonus lesson, and this time we were talking about the topic of starting a new blog from scratch, because I know many people would struggle with that.

I started my first blog when I was in high school and that was like a personal blog that was back in the days of I don’t know if you remember Angelfire and go cities and these old very old blogging platforms, there was like flaming text and Maki’s it was very old school. But yeah, I started my first blog back then and kind of dabbled with that for a little while. And then it was I was in I was in uni, really kind of dissatisfied with my uni degree and didn’t really know what I wanted to do with my life. And it was sort of then that every day, instead of going to the lectures or the tutorials, I’d go to the computer rooms and I’d work on blogs. And it was in my second or third year that I ended up selling one of those four, five figures. And that was sort of the starting point for me, where I realized that I could, you know, maybe make a little bit of a living from this. At that time, blogging was still really kind of new, and I sort of had the sense that it was going to be an exciting platform and, you know, something that could be quite powerful. So I dropped out of uni. I did two subjects left to go. My parents really hated that idea. But I started working on blogs and it wasn’t all smooth sailing, like it wasn’t 100 percent working. Just as a professional blogger, I used that money basically to play a lot of counterstrike and eat a lot of stuff. And I didn’t do a lot of a lot of good stuff with it. So I was still very young. But yeah, since that time I’ve sold a couple more for five figures and it was. Yeah. Really trying to figure out how I could work full time from home. That was really what I wanted to do. And so I had a web design business for a little while. We worked with clients and sort of had more of a content marketing blogging focus than just regular old web design. So helping them learn to use content and and blogging style approach for their businesses, whether it was a physical business, like an antique store or whether it was a solely online shop. Yeah. So that was how it all started. And then somewhere in there, I created Blog Tyran to sort of share the experiments that we were doing and for whatever reason that took off.

Yeah, OK. I was reading Blog Tyrant for quite a few years now. It’s the one of the like one of the not so many blogs that stay alive for a long period of time because we’ve seen many blogs come and go. OK, so let’s talk about starting out. And the first thing is to actually create this thing. And they know many people go for like easy ways, like just register in the ground. Let me do it. Tumblr and WordPress, dot com blogger, dot com, blah, blah, blah. Some people have tried to use like free website builder like Greig’s for that. So what do you think? Like what do you think about this? These things?

I think like those things are fine. And I think if you want to kind of practice blogging or you have it for a hobby, it’s a good idea to get used to the, you know, the way those things work and how those platforms function and, you know, how to insert links and all the basic stuff like that. But I think over the years, especially since running blog Tyran, one of the big things I’ve seen is that people who start those blogs on those platforms, free platforms, often end up in trouble. And it’s usually two things. One, they realize that they don’t have full control over it. They don’t control the asset. They don’t own, you know, the platform. They can’t make changes to the backend. And that becomes a really big limitation. And then migrating your website or your free website to your own platform is a bit of a hassle. And the second thing is that often those platforms disappear. You know, you’ve seen with MySpace or with some of those older platforms, like I was talking about in that started to talk like Angelfire. And those were enormous back then. And people were saying, you should do what your whole business on that. And even in the last few years, we’ve seen like Foursquare or Periscope and some of these things, they come up and go down. And I think you. You invest your whole you know, if you’re trying to start a business, if you’re trying to run a successful online global business, you kind of want to give it a little bit more authority than that. And so it seems to be now for the last 10 years at least, the best thing is to have your own domain name, your own host own fully control, fully owned your asset, whether it’s WordPress or something else. That kind of stuff doesn’t matter as much, but really making sure you’re set up on your own and you’re like a a good host and your own domain name. I think that’s the best way to get set up for long term success. And there’s a lot of changes happening to the Internet and how those things are going to function, particularly with American changes to the laws and things like that. But I think that is the best kind of most stable approach at this point in time.

OK, you mentioned the domain names and hosting like where do you get these? Does it matter? Because there are so many hosting companies and so many like domain name registrars. What how do people go about this?

Yeah, I think I mean, with domain names, it’s maybe a little bit different. You want something that’s been around for a long time. One of the things I’ve noticed working with clients is heaps of the domain name. Registrars don’t have a lot of security protocols. So I found one the other day where you can’t lock your domain name, which seemed crazy to me. Some of them don’t have to factor authentication. So I think, like even just basic security principles like that are a good thing to consider with domain names with the host. I always say you should look for someone that has 24/7 support, because when you’re really starting out, you need someone on your side to help you out. You know, some of those service set up. Things can be a little bit complicated, especially if it’s all new to you. And if your blog gets hacked or there’s downtime, you need to get to talk to support. So I look for something that’s got good support at the very beginning. Like unless you’re a huge company, if you’re just an individual, I don’t think there’s no need to get like a dedicated server or VPs or anything like that. Just go for some shared hosting, save the money, build it up. And then over time, if you need more power, you can get a content delivery network, you can upgrade to a more powerful host. That migration’s a lot more easier than going from a free to a paid. But yeah, I think saving money and making sure you got good support, probably the only things you really need to think about in the beginning.

Yeah. I also like how you transitioned, then transitioned into adding more and more stuff to your blog because actually that’s the next thing that we’re going to talk about. It’s MVP minimum viable blog. So once you have that domain name once once you have the hosting, by the way, can you just recommend any domain name registrar that pops on your head? Same with hosting. We won’t have any affiliate links so people will know it’s kind of sincere and then talk about like, what do people need to do to make sure their blog is up and running and they don’t need to, like, waste time adding more and more stuff. So they’re kind of good to go, good to start and then add more stuff as they go.

So one one good domain name registrar that pops into my head is named dot com. We use them, you know, for a number of years they’ve been fine. They seem to have good security. I don’t use them for all of my businesses, but a lot of clients and stuff use that. And it seems to be pretty solid as to the blog, like setting your blog up, you know, what’s the minimum? What should you do at the start? How do you not waste your time? I think one of the big things that I’ve been feeling lately and seeing online with changes to the way blogs run and the way Google indexes things and sort of all the, you know, the different kind of trends that are happening is that you really have to have some kind of authority. And it doesn’t really mean necessarily that you have to be the best in your field or you have to have the greatest qualifications or whatever. But your blog needs to kind of communicate some kind of authority, I think, from the very, very first kind of day. So I think instead of wasting time with like features and widgets and any kind of technology like that, you should focus on figuring out how your blog is going to communicate some authority. So, I mean, we talked about a little bit, you know, kind of pages you put on an about page, a new start here, page, contact page, you know, all those kind of minimum things where you can communicate your story, the blog story, but also show you to Google that you’re not like just some spam blog. So to rate is that you you know, there’s an actual real person behind it and there’s a story behind it and you have some reason to be running it. So I think in that sense, simplicity is really important as well. I think sometimes bloggers spend so much time getting like slideshows or slide a gallery or galleries or parallax effects and all this kind of pop up stuff like that stuff really doesn’t matter. That’s something you can tweak and change as you go. But in the beginning, I think what you want, especially if you’re talking about blogging, you need simplicity and something that kind of really helps you show readers what your blog does. So I always talk about it as. Like a funnel or a focus, I think from the very beginning, when you launch a blog, you should know what outcome you want for every time you get a reader, you should have an idea about what action you want them to take. And it doesn’t have to be complicated. It might be signing up to a mailing list or purchasing a product that you’ve got. But sort of everything that you add your blog at the beginning should just be kind of getting people towards that that aim. So I think, you know, the minimum kind of five pages that people talk about on a website is really all you need. And if you’re communicating your story and your brand, you know, those kind of basic elements very early on, I think that’s probably a good place to start.

Yeah, my my friend was actually launching a blog a month ago or so, and he asked me if you should, like, publish ten quality articles, create like quality feature images for all of them, hire a designer to make a unique design that would look a little different from all those WordPress templates and stuff. And actually, I was kind of lost like what to suggest him. But I like your tip about kind of credibility and authority. So you kind of you want people when they land on your blog, you want them already to see that your investing effort there. So it’s always better, of course, to invest more effort, right?

Yeah. Like this is actually a tip I learned from SEO consultant called Haynes. I had a Skype chat with her a little while ago to get some advice on some areas of blog, actually. And she was really big and like really kind of emphasized with me this point that, like, you have to be able to instantly show a reader what your blog does and who you are and what it’s about and where they go when they get there. And that’s something I always thought that I did kind of well. But when Marie had a look at it, she was like, well, this is kind of confusing. This is kind of confusing. You really need to focus this down. So, yeah, those things are really important. And in terms of, like, the content, you know, one post versus ten posts, I get that question all the time. And I think, like the biggest thing that I’ve seen with launching, you know, blogs myself or saying as do it or clients do, it is like it doesn’t really matter as long as you know what your goal is for that particular blog. And I think most of the time, like I’ve seen some really cool blogs, like a guy called Billy Murphy launched a blog a few years ago. He had one post on it and it was how to buy a second hand Ferrari. I think it was like a a beautiful long post. Like, I don’t care about cars at all. I don’t want to buy a Ferrari. But I read it. I was interested in it. And it was a really cool story and it got a lot of attention. He got a lot of subscribers off the back of that. And another one that comes to mind is John Moreau, who’s just like a blogging legend, used to work the coffee blogger and pro blog. He launched his site. I remember without any posts, it was just a video and an email subscription box. And his little video just did a kind of a spiel and a bit of a promotion about what’s coming, what’s going to be so good, why you want to be on board. And that’s how he launched. I think it was smart blogger dot com. Yeah. So, yeah, I think definitely having that focus from the beginning, knowing what you’re trying to communicate is more important than any kind of the way it looks and those things in the beginning.

OK, yeah. John Morreau is totally a legend. I took his course like five years ago, so. Yeah, yeah. I’m kind of student of John. I love a lot of really good stuff. OK, so you mentioned blogging goals. Let’s talk about blogging goals, because from my experience for me, well, probably because I started with zero experience and was like doing whatever felt right, but my blogging goals shifted all the time. And the game as my blog was growing, my blogging goals also shifted. So what are the right goals like from the day one is you like set up a blog and it’s ready for you to publish articles. What did you do? Focus on consistently writing every day? Do focus on building email list. Do focus on certain traffic numbers based on data. What do you think about this man?

I am not the most disciplined person in the world, so talking about goals is a little bit. But I think for me one of the big things has been, and this is something Chris Dukkha kind of got in my brain early on, was that you should really try to work smarter, not harder. And I think that’s something that’s really possible now on the Internet, more than it was in like a physical business or a bricks and mortar business. So he has this thing, he says, where you should be working on your business, not in it. And I think that’s something that applies to blogging really well is like it’s really easy to get online in the morning, open up your blog and spend all day working and then have nothing to show for it by the end of the day, because you’ve been tweaking with fonts or typography or, you know, changing, you know, working on loading speed or all these kind of social media things that you can get confused with. And I think it’s really important in terms of goals to figure out actually what your goals are, what do you want to achieve. So you know less about how much you write or how often you write. I think you need to focus on outcomes. And so one thing I always recommend is that you should do at least one test per month. So let’s say if your if your goal at the beginning of your blog is to get a thousand email subscribers, that’s your focus. You have a time frame for that. And that would that would be different depending on the nation, the blog and the person, whether they’re doing it full time or part time. You have to be honest with yourself about those things. But every month at least run one test and try to make your blog better towards that outcome. So whether it’s making your landing page convert a little bit better with different colors or different length or different, you know, loading speeds, all those kind of things, I think every month try and improve on your specific goal by doing at least one test and improving. You know, I’ve seen a lot of bloggers who have 500000 blog posts who were really, really hard, but don’t get any traffic, don’t make any sales or these kind of things. And I think the goals there are a little bit kind of backwards. I think you have to figure out what you’re trying to achieve and then get a little bit better at that each month. So like you said, for your business, your goals are constantly changing. And I think it’s really important to do that. You know, some people test too much and that can be another kind of trap. You know, you’re always doing multivariate tests or split tests and you never actually do any content creation. But really, you should be figuring out, OK, I want to get a thousand subscribers this first month or this for six months, and that rate needs to be improving all the time. So I think that’s how you develop your goals.

Yeah. What are the common goals that people usually set for themselves, like from your experience and from your personal experience and from your experience with communicating with your audience?

Yeah, I think, like one of the biggest things is people have very general goals about that stuff. So I know like we did a blogging survey last week or the week before, we published some results from that. And that was really interesting. Like a lot of people want to make money from the look, whether it’s full time or part time. But then the next question showed that most people I can remember the percentage, but was like 40 percent of people work less than five hours on their blog a week. So there’s like some conflicting information there. So definitely, I think when you’re developing your goals, they need to be specific and have a time frame. So I think you should at least focus on having a thousand email subscribers. I think with all the changes that have happened with email and with what Google and Gmail done with email and tabs, it’s more difficult than it used to be to get open rights. But still, email is the you know, in my experience, the best way to get traffic to your blog post early on. So focusing on like a thousand email subscribers and then you say a traffic go, you have to figure out what’s useful for your. This is what I think. It’s really difficult to say. Like you should get 100000 visitors a month or you should get a million, because there are some nations where, you know, if you’re selling, you know, like a surgery, if you’re a surgeon, one surgery might cost forty thousand dollars. So you only need two or three visitors a month to make that a profitable business. So you really need to set it based on your industry and what you’re trying to achieve, but definitely focusing on email subscribers straight away and having a specific time frame write those things down. Like if you’re trying to make a hundred thousand dollars, is it 100000 dollars in the first year by year to have you taken into account that most businesses don’t turn a profit and that you’re going to have to spend some money to set the business up those things? So, yeah, really, I think analyzing that based on your particular niche is really important. And you can use you know, you can talk to other bloggers to get that. You’ll be surprised how many people are forthcoming with that information and get some mentors. And then all the analytics tools like yours and Google and Traffic Estimate and those things can help you kind of figure out what is the right number, I think.

Yeah, I love the tip that the email list should be pretty much a goal for everyone. I think every blogger will agree that you should start building your email list from day one. And you also mentioned that the John Murrell, basically, when he launched his blog, he had just subscribed for men like what’s coming, blah, blah, blah. But again, for for listeners, how would you recommend building their email list from day one? What should they do? Because it’s such an important focus.

I think this is one of the things that a lot of bloggers miss is that you really need to start at the end when it comes to launching a blog. So a lot of people here you can make money from blogging or blogging can help me grow my existing business or blogging can get some attention to my particular cause that I’m interested in or whatever you and your particular work is. There’s a lot of people who blog as part of their marketing role for a company, so they have some vague idea that it’s good or that it’s powerful or that it can make money. But I think when you’re launching a blog, you really need to write down specifically and spend some time figuring out what exactly someone’s going to do when they visit your blog. And that’s the big thing that I think most blog is. The the mailing list is that, yes, you might have great content. And then you slap on an opt in form and you expect people to subscribe to it, but there’s so much great content everywhere now, like every website you read has great content. Everybody’s doing long form content. There’s websites like Volks or The New York Times or, you know, whatever in New York that have incredible, incredible long form articles every day. It’s really, really like I think it was Glenn from Virginia the other day saying that we’ve reached content saturation in that sense. And so I think if you want to get people on your mailing list, you have to really have some some distinct offering that you give them. And it has to be really closely related to what your blogs about. So you can have a blog about fishing or about sport and then have a mailing list offering that’s about photography, like it has to be really tightly linked. And this one example that I use all the time is the vintage cars example. So if you have a blog that’s about how to build a vintage car or how to restore a vintage car, you might have like a really long form piece about the ultimate guide to restoring a vintage car. And if you break that down, you know, that could be 10, 15 thousand words and you break that place down and you look at the wheels and the windshield and how to buy it and the mechanics and how to find a mechanic. And so when you have a mailing list, what you should really be doing is enhancing that content. So, you know, the content that you write should be brilliant and helpful and and long and complete. But then also your mailing list should give people an option to go further, to go deeper with that kind of thing. So if it’s about the vintage cars, you might talk then about how to sell it, give you tips on how to sell the vintage car once you’ve completed it. But the mailing list and the offering that you have on your mailing list or the bribe, it has to be really closely related to the content that you create. And you should really think about it at the beginning, I think, when you start your blog. OK, what am I going to write about? But also what is my mailing list going to have that’s going to make people interested in that as well.

Do you think that the first piece of content that people should create for their blog should be actually this opt in?

Yeah, that’s really interesting, I think, like I’ve seen at work a few times, I think, again, it depends a little bit on the Nasch, but if you have like if you’re into long form content and you want to write, I think one of the best examples of this, I don’t know if you know a guy called Medy, strong lists, dot com. No, I don’t think so. So he I really recommend everybody to check out strong lists, dot com, whether you’re interested in weightlifting or not. It’s an absolutely incredible brand that Meti created just with this long form content he’s now got. And one of the most successful iPhone apps for fitness. He was featured on an Apple TV commercial. If you type in bench press or deadlift or how to bench press any of those massive keywords in Google, he’s one or two for all of them. And one of the things that I noticed is like he has like an introduction to the article and then he has like a content section that is like. Enormous. It takes up your whole screen, you have to scroll through the contents, and so he uses like these massive articles that he creates, he’s library of information, just about one topic, and then he uses the mailing list to enhance that, to give people more information about that or to stay up to date when that particular section is going to be updated or has new tips on new information. But I think definitely you have to have something on your website for a multitude of reasons, like social sharing and Google and stuff just to start getting that ball rolling, but definitely tying the mailing list with that.

Yeah, this is great advice. Yeah. So we talk about we talked about one of the important things that you should do when starting out is start to somehow think on building your list. I think not even necessarily the list, but in audience because for example, ferocity Trev’s it’s quite hard to build an email list because we publish articles on different topics and it’s hard to stay relevant to all our email subscribers. So these topics, they might be relevant. Another topic that we send them might not and will start losing them. So instead of email list, we’re kind of using our customer base. We try to convert people into our customers and this is how we keep up with them. So in our case, we are building an audience around our tool and it also works for our blog. So it’s kind of email list and not email list, but like what are the other things that should be your focus in the early days? Because again, when I was talking with my friend, he was asking me all sorts of questions that I couldn’t answer. Like, again, should he publish one article and start promoting it as hell or should he publish like a certain number of articles so that people would come when he starts promoting them, people will come to his blog and see that something is already happening there that is not just a brand new blog, like where should the focus be in the early days?

Yeah, I think people worry too much about the blog looking empty. I don’t think that really matters. I think definitely, you know, it has to look complete and finished before you launch it. And again, you have to have some kind of strategy on there. But I don’t think you have to have 10 blog posts. I think it’s very rare that a new reader or visitor will come to your blog and then go back and look through all your archives. Only some visitors do that. You know, as you know, most visitors come through a single posts or single page that you’ve created. And it’s, you know, they might have a little click around, but it’s very rare that someone is going to go back and look at the old stuff. So I don’t think too much emphasis should be on that. I think kind of like the Billy Murphy example before or the John Moreau example. But really, you want to just have something extraordinary on there. And one thing that I always reference is this book called How Brands Grow by Professor Byron Shop from the Arenberg Institute. You can get on Amazon. This is the whole premise of the book is about marketing, science and marketing truth. So these guys, instead of relying on, like, you know, marketing myths or ideas that we all have about loyalty and all that stuff, these guys just looked at data and they tried to figure out what is the most effective thing to do when growing a brand. And it’s kind of like what you were talking about before, with how you with how you work on your content. The most important thing is not to have loyalty. It’s to have something that is different. And they talk a lot about differentiation. You have to focus on research and finding new customers because you know someone who reads blog Tyran today, they might subscribe, read four or five posts. But then what happens is that, you know, the content on blog time has educated them. They started their blog. They’ve got some ideas about what they want to do with it. So they no longer read blog time. So if you just focused on the loyalty side of it, eventually your business is going to decrease and trail off. So you really need to focus on getting more customers and acquiring more customers. And so the promotion aspect I think, is really, really important. Derek Halpern from Social Triggers used to talk about that a lot as well, that bloggers need to spend less time writing, more time promoting, figuring out how to promote. And that’s different in every niche. It’s different if you want to spend money on Facebook ads or Google AdWords or even Twitter ads. But definitely in the early days, I think a blogger should figure out how to differentiate their brand from other blogs out there, because like we were talking about before, there’s so much content now. So you need to have a way to stand out. You don’t have to be first. You know, like this book also gives examples of McDonalds and Subway. You know, there was there was one that was first. And that doesn’t mean necessarily the most successful. There’s plenty of fast food restaurants doing well. But you have to have some way to stand out, some way to be different. And I think your first post in your early posts and the content that you do, the design you do in the early days should really help you to be able to brand that stands out. That seems to be something that’s been really important for me and my clients over the years. So that’s what I definitely focused on, figuring out how to stand up, whether it’s the way you write what you. Write about your take on the topic and then the branding, the colors, the logos, all those things, and then learning how to promote it, but definitely I don’t think you need 10 or 100 posts to begin with. You just need something that will set you apart from the rest.

Now, I think this is amazing advice, so people can forget about Emily, they can forget about the design, everything writing, just focus on how you going to stand out and what kind of value. How are you going to differentiate yourself from presumably hundreds, if not thousands of other blogs on the same topic? Because let’s face it, almost every topic is now taken by someone. And you these days, I think the the entry ticket to entry is very high. So it’s super hard to start a new book and get traction. And just five years ago, it was super easy. You could start the blog pretty much anything, and it took off. And I think, again, people are misled by a lot of outdated advice with advice, advice that was reading those five years ago when it was too easy. Yes. And right now, for example, what you said about focusing on differentiation, focusing on standing out what kind of thing you’re going to offer that is unique. I don’t see a lot of people offering that advice. Yeah, I don’t think this year a lot of people say build email list published consistently. Like, I don’t know, you have these email forms. Yeah. So people need to think about how they’re going to stand out in their niche. OK, final question before we wrap up then, they think this question could be also a recap of what we discussed today, because I want you to name three biggest mistakes that people do when they starting out or like things that lead them astray, like what should what what they are doing wrong that they should be doing, right?

Yeah, definitely. I would start with a differentiation one, as you said, that’s really important. And I think one really simple exercise that bloggers can do or anyone who’s running an online business, really, but especially a content based one, is just have a look at the last few things that you bookmarked or shared or send to your mom on the Internet. Like what made that cut through with you? There are a few websites that I’ve read or if the articles that I’ve read in the last couple of months where I’m like, oh, that’s one of the best things I’ve ever read. Like, what was it about that story or that article that really made you kind of notice it? Because there is so much content you see all day on Facebook, if you’re on Facebook, like Twitter streams, just constantly, constantly updated news and it’s all great. So you need to figure out I mean, it’s not all great. There’s a lot of fake news and rubbish stuff. But in terms of, like, it being compelling and good content, like a lot of it’s pretty good. So figure out what when when you’re looking at how to differentiate your blog, just take notice of what you find to be exceptional, what has stood out for you and see if you can replicate that. But then also kind of make it unique to your to your blogging or to your offering as well. That’s a really simple way to do it. It’s like the competition analysis. But for the modern age, the second thing that I would really say is that bloggers don’t seem to treat blogging like a business. If you want to make money from your blog or if you want to have an extra income stream because you know you’re trying to support your family or you’re trying to grow your other business, you need to treat it like a business. You know, takes consistent work. It takes investment. It takes a lot of time. It takes training. You know, you have to be willing to learn. You have to be able to think outside the box. But also, like, you know, sometimes it takes, you know, the first year of a business, you make a loss. Sometimes the first two years you make a loss and a good business will have a plan. They’ll have, you know, some an investment strategy. They’ll reinvest some of the profits they make. And I think bloggers really need to be a little bit more, especially today, where the competition is so high. You need to be a little bit more sophisticated at treating it like a business. And that means getting help as well from people who are better than you at things like design or writing. You should really focus just on what you’re good at, whether it’s growing the business or whether it is, you know, the concept or the ideas that get some help. Don’t try and do everything yourself. That’s a big pitfall. I think bloggers waste so much time on the little things, but really, like if you’re running a business, you don’t do. If you have a cafe, you don’t make the coffee and do the cleaning and do the accounting and do everything yourself. It just doesn’t work. I mean, you could, but it just it’s not going to be a profitable business. And the third thing I think is that. I think bloggers don’t really realize that blogging is a means to an end. It’s definitely not not very often is blogging itself the product. And I think maybe it used to be back in the old days, you could run a personal blog, someone like Doose, Heather Armstrong had a really amazing blog where she she’s a great writer, but she kind of just shared her life. And that kind of thing doesn’t really work anymore. If you look at the best blogs, are there there cooking blogs or climate change blogs or news blogs? There’s always some kind of the content is promoting some other product or tool or training course. And so I think making that as useful as possible, the training courses in the products really trying to help people as much as possible with that. But then realizing that your blog is a promotional strength, the content on your blog is not necessarily the end result. I don’t think the blog itself makes the money. I think the content helps you to make the money through promotion. So, you know, those three things I think are probably the biggest mistakes I see with new bloggers,

also advice and also interview. Thanks a lot for sharing all this knowledge. And one last thing that they want to end with is like if people want to learn more from you about starting a blog, about building a blog, what kind of resources from your blog or from yourself do you recommend and will put all the links in the video description. So just name them and you will then send them to me by email and link to them. So what are these resources?

Firstly, there’s a new start here page, which gives people, you know, a good place to start. We’ve got an article called What’s It called Now How to Start a Blog and a Guide for Serious Beginners in twenty eighteen. We update that all the time. That gets updated every year. That’s like, you know, a good amount of information about. I think it’s five seven thousand words on how to start a blog physically and then what you should do in terms of the first couple of days and weeks and a bit of a timeline. So that’s probably a good place to start. But then also, like, find me on Twitter if anyone has any questions. I always try to show up to those as well, because I know it can be a little bit confusing. And I remember what it was like to start a blog of the bit kind of lonely. So feel free to do that as well.

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