What can I say that other bloggers haven’t? I’m not sure that I can answer that question just yet. You see I only just started my blog about a month ago, and I still consider myself a newbie. That’s okay for me, there is still so much to learn and do. When I started, I have to admit, I really didn’t research enough on how to get started and what I was going to need to do to in order to become a successful blogger. I did have a name that I came up with, after thinking about it for a while, and I had an idea on what I was going to write about, and what my niche was going to be.
It’s definitely a lot of work starting up a blog. So much thought needs to go into every little detail. For me it wasn’t really what I was going to write about. I knew I wanted to write about what I do as a Mom, a wife, and a woman that runs a household. When you think about it, that could mean anything from gardening to cooking, cleaning to home improvements, and vacations to shopping. It was hard for me to chose only one to focus on. I sought some help through networking on social media, and through Googling the information I was looking for. A lot of sites said you needed to find a niche, focus on one topic. How do you focus on only one thing, when there is so much you want to write about. So, I read about what a lifestyle blogger is, basically they create content inspired by their personal lives and activities. Well, I thought hey, that’s an idea. It would give me the opportunity to write about lots of different topics. So I went with that, I’m a Lifestyle/Mom Blogger.
Honestly though, my blog was up and running before I actually figured out what my niche was. Okay, so, I have a name (Creatively Delicious Blog), a niche (Lifestyle Mom), and my site is up and has a few posts up. What’s next? How do I get followers, likes, shares comments, etc. Back to social media networking. There is just so much information out there! Many fellow bloggers give the same advice, and some have different advice. There are Facebook groups I belong to that have social media and blog sharing days that help you to network with other bloggers, and spread the word about your blog, your posts and your other social media accounts that are linked with your site. If it wasn’t for these groups, and my constant search for information on how to make my blog successful, I don’t think I would be writing this post right now.
I take a little from each search, each idea/tip I learn or find and I put it to good use. I’m able to improve the posts on my site, and all the social media accounts that I have associated with Creatively Delicious Blog. I know that I still have a way to go, but it’s getting there. It isn’t easy at times, but I’m not giving up. All I can do is go up from here. And that’s exactly what I plan on doing!
My next step, finding the right hosting site. Yes, I haven’t done that yet. Only because I wanted to jump in slowly. I’m not a full speed type of person. My motto “slow and steady wins the race”. Well at least for a lot of the things I do. I’m hoping within the next few weeks to purchase hosting and to really start building a successful blog. My ultimate goal, being a stay at home mom (which I am grateful for and wouldn’t change it for anything), to be a successful blogger and as a bonus, earn some income on the side.
If I had any advice at this point for new bloggers? If your just getting started, do your research, don’t get frustrated, ask for help, Use Social Media (they have tons of great advice and useful tips), and never give up. I hope my experience so far has helped you, or inspired you. Listed below are the links to the Facebook blogging groups that I got a lot of information/help from and that I am in as well. Feel free to share, like, follow and comment. Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated.
Until next time, have a Creatively Delicious day!