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How to Start A Blog in 100 Easy Steps

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I love being a blogger! (You already know.) The number one question I get asked about blogging is by far “How do I start?” Everyone wants to know how to start a blog, make a successful blog, earn a living through blogging…etc. So here’s your answer.  Here is how to start a blog in 100 easy steps!

  1. Decide to start a blog
  2. Look at blogs online obsessively
  3. Brainstorm catchy blog names
  4. Plan your entire blog, in your head
  5. Read all you can on problogger.com
  6. Read about the money bloggers make
  7. Ask your friends and family if they think you’d be a good blogger
  8. Google top bloggers income
  9. Think about the type of blog you want to make
  10. Read about targeted blog niches
  11. Read about hosting and SEO
  12. Get confused
  13. Begin to doubt your idea
  14. Wait a few months
  15. Visit a blog you really enjoy reading
  16. Decide to start a blog
  17. Read about the benefits of blogger vs wordpress
  18. Get discouraged
  19. Ask your best friend to start a blog with you
  20. Send your friend all the “research” you’ve done
  21. Go out to dinner with your friend to discuss your future blog
  22. Talk about lots of great ideas
  23. Write none of them down
  24. Get excited
  25. Create a joint Pinterest board for ideas and inspiration
  26. Pin cute outfits and food you’ll never make
  27. Get annoyed with what your friend is pinning
  28. Doubt your blogging partnership
  29. Forget about blogging for a few months
  30. Get a funny Huffpo blog post in your inbox
  31. See a blogger doing a segment on a morning TV show
  32. Think: “OMG, that could be me!”
  33. Decide to start a blog
  34. Decide to start a fashion blog
  35. No. Decide to start a beauty blog
  36. Wait a few months
  37. Decide to start a lifestyle blog
  38. Brainstorm catchy lifestyle blog names
  39. Read about lifestyle blogging
  40. Follow popular lifestyle bloggers on Pinterest
  41. Follow popular lifestyle bloggers on Instagram
  42. Read about social media strategy management
  43. Read about keyword generation and backlinking
  44. Get overwhelmed
  45. Read a personal development book on overwhelm and procrastination
  46. Make a plan to stop procrastinating
  47. Read a personal development book on motivation
  48. Decide to start a lifestyle blog
  49. Plan the topic categories… in your head
  50. Wonder if your life is interesting enough for a blog
  51. Get a Bloglovin account and follow all the lifestyle blogs you can find
  52. Admire the beautiful photos on the blogs
  53. Realize you need a better camera.
  54. Research DSLR cameras
  55. Remember you can’t afford a good DSLR right now
  56. Decide to use your smartphone “just for now”
  57. Worry that your photos won’t be good enough
  58. Doubt your blog will be successful
  59. Wait a few months
  60. Randomly come across your old joint Pinterest board with blog ideas
  61. Decide to start a lifestyle blog
  62. Read about the business of blogging
  63. Realize you need a business coach
  64. Research business coaches
  65. Remember coaching is out of your budget
  66. Decide to find your “coaching” free online
  67. Read business coach blogs
  68. Wonder if you should become a coach instead of a blogger
  69. Read What Color is Your Parachute
  70. Wait a few months
  71. Receive an email from your friend announcing her new fashion blog
  72. Visit her blog and pick it apart critically
  73. Concede and realize how awesome it actually is.
  74. Cry
  75. Hate your friend
  76. Decide to start a better fashion blog than your friend
  77. Look in your closet for outfits to post about
  78. Realize your wardrobe sucks
  79. Go shopping
  80. Worry about money
  81. Wonder if it’s really worth it
  82. Google pros and cons of being a blogger
  83. Focus on the cons
  84. Wait a few months
  85. Get bored with life
  86. Decide you need a creative outlet
  87. Read books on creative outlets
  88. Try painting
  89. Suck at painting
  90. Decide to start a blog
  91. Read books on blogging
  92. Learn that “content is king”
  93. Take a creative writing class
  94. Doubt yourself thoroughly
  95. Decide you need a break
  96. Go on vacation
  97. Wonder what you should do with your life
  98. Decide to start a blog
  99. Create Free Blog on Blogger or WordPress
  100. Start Writing.

 

I hope you find this list helpful.

Good luck with your blog!!

PS: If these 100 easy steps feel overwhelming, just start at #99.

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Joanna

Saturday 4th of October 2014

I absolutely loved this. Funny and so true.

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Friday 26th of September 2014

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Grow It Girl

Sunday 21st of September 2014

Too funny

Mylah Stanton

Friday 19th of September 2014

I found myself all over this post!! Awesome and so very real!

Tyshia Shante

Wednesday 17th of September 2014

Lol this was cute!

Dani Faust

Thursday 18th of September 2014

Thanks! Glad you think so, did any of the steps apply to you?

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