Last week I brought up the idea of starting a Blogging Basics series. I struggled with writing today’s post because I just didn’t know where to start the series. And then it hit me.
Why don’t I start at the VERY beginning? I know some of you mentioned wanting to start a blog but you just haven’t made the leap. Let’s hope you leap away after today’s post! Post a link in the comments to your brand spanking new blog!
Should I start a blog? What would I write about? How do I come up with a name for my blog?
I am going to answer these questions from my perspective. I would love if those of you who have been blogging awhile would answer them in the comments. Please and thank you!
Should I start a blog?
Well of course! Blogging is such a fun hobby. It’s a great way to share your creativeness/hobbies/passions/thoughts with the world. My blog is like a little diary for my house. Blogging is also a great way to meet people who share similar interests.
I do recommend that you like writing. (I had forgotten how much I liked to write before I started this ol’ diary on the interweb. I always loved English in high school…so naturally I chose a career based on biology and math. Always the smart one.) You should have a decent understanding of grammar and spelling. Do you need to worry about an error in your grammar here or there? Nah. It’s a blog. But others should be able to read it without cringing………..like if Nate was to write a blog. The boy can build things and photograph things like none other but ask him to write you a photography post and you’ll be editing it all night.
What would I write about?
Anything you want. It’s your blog. You make the rules.
In the beginning I was writing about a bunch of different things..the house, books I had read, food, the weather. I have learned that my best posts are those related to my house and Ike…because I am most passionate about my house and that darn dog. I also think most of you read because of the house…….okay, fine…..because of Ike. I get it. How can you not love this fuzzy face?
Don’t touch that messy beard though….he gets grouchy.
How do I come up with a name for my blog?
I struggled with this one. I almost gave up on blogging before I even started because I couldn’t come up with a decent blog name.
My original thought was Drugs and Décor…because I am a pharmacist who likes decorating. And then I began to wonder what kind of readers a blog with drugs in the title would attract. I quickly went back to the drawing board. Even though I am a pharmacist, I didn’t plan (and still don’t) plan to blog about my career. I later decided on Décor and the Dog because I knew Ike would most definitely sneak his way into every house photo. I was right.
Who’s going to start blogging now? Get that first post ready. How’d you come up with your blog name? I think next week I’ll discuss finding your niche…unless I change my mind.