As we enter a new year, many people will set themselves goals and resolutions for the months ahead. New Year’s resolutions can be anything from being more active and looking after your health more, to being organised when it comes to saving money. No matter how big or small your resolutions are; it allows you to work towards a personal goal for the remainder of the year.
Often resolutions will be stuck to for a month or so and then everyday life gets in the way and you find yourself back in a regular routine. One way to prevent this from happening is by creating a blog to document your progress. Many people use a blog to share their everyday life, as well as their hobbies and interests.
A blog is the perfect platform to not only share your New Year’s resolutions, but to keep track of them as well. If the idea of creating a blog appeals to you but you’re unsure where to start, then here are a few simple steps that will get you on your way.
Creating the blog
It may seem confusing where to even start when it comes to creating a blog, but it’s not as complicated as what you may think. First of all you need to pick a platform to host your site on and the most common and easy to use is WordPress. For a beginner any platform will seem confusing to begin with, but don’t worry, there are an endless number of guides and tutorials online to help you navigate around. You’ll also need to decide what your domain name is going to be and purchase it from a company such as GoDaddy.com.
Produce good quality content
Once you’ve created your blog and it’s ready to go, you can then start to share some of your own content. Until your blog has started to build a range of readers, you won’t see much interaction in the early stages, but don’t let this put you off. It’s important to share content on a regular basis but make sure it’s relevant and to a good quality. People will only want to read your content if it’s interesting and they can tell an actual person is posting it and not a robot behind a computer.
Building your audience
Attracting readers to your blog and building a regular audience is a long process, but it will be rewarding in the end. We’re all aware of the power of social media and the benefits the range of platforms carry; which is why this should be utilised for your blog. Social media channels such as Twitter and Facebook act as the perfect place to share your content and interact with other bloggers. Through the use of hashtags and social media groups, you can share your content and attract readers to your blog.
Above are a few simple steps that will get you on your way when it comes to creating a blog. Documenting your resolutions and how you’re maintaining them is a great way of making sure you stick with them for the year ahead.