Blogging is a dream job, and there are many ways to learn the craft. You might be one of those people who wants to jump right in, and that’s fine. This post is for those of you who would like to learn a little about blogging before you start. Like anything, it can help to have some background knowledge. It’ll help you make your blog the best it can be. Blogging has become big business, and you’ll be spoilt for choice. I thought I’d try and make things a little easier for you by highlighting some of the most popular suggestions for a budding blogger.
As a blogger, you will be spending a lot of time at the computer, so it makes sense to learn blogging online. There are so many online courses available; you won’t know where to begin. The benefit to learning online is that you get practice for when you’re running your blog. You’re going to need to become comfortable online. There’s also the bonus of being free to learn at your pace, whenever it’s convenient for you. If you’re working full time, or are still in school, it might not be easy to get to a class the same time each week. Learning online takes that problem out of the equation. For those just after some quick tips, I have already made some useful posts about blogging that are sure to help.
Equally as flexible are the variety of blogging books available. There have been so many written that you’re sure to be able to pick one of these up with no hassle. They’re also cheap. The only downside is that you don’t get that online experience. Even so, if you’re looking for something a little cheaper, this could be the perfect option.
You don’t need to spend any money at all if you don’t want to. There are plenty of videos about starting a blog that can give you some handy tips and hints. The bonus with these is that it’s typically established bloggers who make them. It’s bound to give you a massive boost seeing people who have already succeeded.
If time and money aren’t a consideration, you could try going to an evening class in blogging. There are many available, and they can be an excellent way to learn. Here, you get the added benefit of having a teacher there if you get stuck. You also get to meet people who are on the same journey as you. It’s always good to get out and meet like-minded people. Remember, you’ll probably spend a lot of your time away from people once you’re blogging!
What’re Your Thoughts?
These options all offer valuable lessons that could lead your blog to success. You don’t have to pick just one method either. Why not incorporate a few to get the most from the learning experience? There’s nothing to say you can’t go to an evening class and watch videos. That little bit of homework could well give you the edge over your classmates. After all, it’s always nice to be top of the class.
Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.