user-created plugins

WordPress offers a whole range of user-generated plugins that you can add to your blog. Contact forms, password protection and even SEO optimization can be found easily and simply in your blog with plugins.

Blogger also offers such plugins, but Blogger hosts them. They offer a more limited selection, but their installation is very user-friendly. You can literally drag and drop Blogger plugins anywhere on your website, making it easy to add a variety of elements to your blog.

Tumblr offers the fewest plugins. Your plugins are built into different themes, so you can’t customize your readers’ experience too much. However, they do offer plugins for using news feeds!

Your platform has been selected, accounts have been created and your blog is finally customized to your liking. Before adding any content, consider writing engaging copy to introduce readers to your little corner of the web and let them know how to reach you.

On your website, tell readers about yourself, where you’re from, and what your interests are. Readers love hearing that they know the person on the other side of the screen, so don’t be afraid to reach out personally!

Include a photo so they can put your face to your name and tell them a bit about your blogging niche so they know what to expect from your content.

Enter your email address on the contact page, but never your phone number or home address. Eventually your page will be public!

Invite readers to contact you to discuss content or other topics they might like. Building an online community is one of the best benefits of blogging. You’re sure to receive emails from new friends who want to talk about the ideas you’re sharing this week.

Now it’s time to get to work: writing blog posts. If you’re scratching your head and wondering what to write about, grab a piece of paper and a pen.

Write down ten things you know better than average people. You don’t have to be an expert in a specific field to write a blog post. In fact, it’s this mindset that leaves so many bloggers in the dark and unqualified to share their ideas.