I’m new to this and am wondering how to start writing a blog. Can someone help?
You can use the information at our WordPress & Blogging section to help get you started.
Instead of giving you a long list of links you may or may not need, you can just search MakeUseOf.com with 'start a blog' or 'blogging tips' to thin things out a bit to help find a place to start your research. Pretty much everything you need to know about blogging can be found there from the technical information to get you started to tips on how to monetize and promote your blog.
Well, I assume you have found a passion to blog about (if not, find one now!). Well, writing a blog has never been so easy! You can start by visiting websites like WordPress.com, or Blogger.com and Tumbler.com to start your own blog for free and without any coding skills. All would require you to sign up (Blogger needs a Google account). There are more ways too and many (the ones I mentioned have paid plans as well) may charge you some money and ask you to do a bit coding (WordPress would beg you to do some) as well. So choose one which suits your need.
Please do note that this will lead to the creation of your virtual profile, which you can make or break quite easily. Also, if you are a privacy paranoid and/or have something private to share, it would be quite near impossible for you to remain anonymous. So take care about that.
The toughest part of all is getting people to get involved (at least in reading your blog). Still, you should first focus on building your 'content bank', and if you're good, some of your posts would be your jewels and that would bring in readers as well (if you're lucky enough!).
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I hope this helps. Do let know about your blogging adventures!
If you have a favorite subject to write about and have good language skills, you can make this a good income item. This will take a bit of learning, because if you want your articles to be read by a large number of people, you must SEO-optimize your articles by picking up and inserting keywords. Thus you will make your articles visible for search engines. Add images and animation to your blog to make it more attractive for readers. There are tons of information available in the Internet about various aspects concerning blogging, such as the use of plugins, SEO optimization, etc.