How To Start Your Own Blog
A FREE BEGINNERS GUIDE & STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL
Having a hobby such as knitting can be fun and relaxing. It also serves as a way to occupy your time doing something that you enjoy. Not everyone has a hobby and there are some out there who are trying to find the right hobby for them. If you have a passion for knitting and would like to help others find their interest, then starting a knitting blog may be a rewarding project for you to undertake.
Blogs differ from websites in one major way. Websites typically provide information that for the most part does not change. Once a website is published you will rarely see the content change. Blogs on the other hand, give authors the ability to add content quickly and easily. Content on a blog is updated or added to on a fairly regular basis. This makes it a perfect choice for a knitting blog because there are so many topics to cover and content can be added to regularly.
Content will be the most important part of your knitting blog. The content is what readers will reference to learn and get information. If the content is worthwhile and useful, readers will come back frequently to see the newest content posted to the blog. Frequent readers are ultimately the goal for any blog author. A blogger wants to know that what they are taking time to write is being read by others on the Internet.
Setting up your knitting blog is easy for the most part. You will need to decide whether you would like to start a blog on a blog hosting website or start one from scratch. Using a hosting website can be limiting when it comes to customization and design. No matter which option you choose, you can find information on how to make a blog in the helpful how-to guide found on this website. It gives you all the information you need to get your blog started within the hour.
Setting up your blog to allow readers the opportunity to leave questions or comments directly to the blog site is highly encouraged. Not only is this a way to let you know that there is indeed someone out there listening to you, it is also a great way to get ideas for new content. Giving readers the content they want will keep them returning to your knitting blog seeking out new information or just simply to see if their question was answered.
Once you have your knitting blog set up, you can start posting content right away. You can post simple text content or in some cases, you can post photos and videos. A majority of bloggers use text as the obvious way to share information. Photos are a great way to show off some of your knitting and share it with others. Videos work well when posting a tutorial on how to knit or other related topics. Use a combination of the three in a way that works for you.