Many people decide to do something new, faced with the prospect of another fresh start as the year turns. Some join a gym, or weight-loss class. Others determine to learn a new skill, or develop their education. Many want to travel, and see those far-flung places that they have only dreamed about before. For some bloggers, those who are serious writers, they may think that this is finally the year to write that book.
Then there are the potential bloggers. They have thought about becoming a blogger, but never taken the plunge. Perhaps they have some friends who are bloggers, or follow existing blogs that they enjoy. The urge to blog for themselves lurks in the background, but they have never quite got around to starting one. This post is a message to people just like you. Just do it. It is free, easy to set up, and can be immensely rewarding too. If you think you wouldn’t know how to go about creating your own blog, consider my story. I started at the age of 60, possessing only very basic computer skills, and the templates provided by WordPress. Five years on, I have two blogs, and I am a part of a great community of bloggers, from all over the world.
If you have an email address, you can be a blogger. If you have ever searched for stuff on You Tube, or chatted to friends online, then you can learn how to be a blogger just as easily. Think of a name, choose a free theme, and off you go. Maybe you want to blog about something you are passionate about, like books, beauty, history, or films. Or you might want to get your writing and poetry out there, to the huge audience of blog followers. Something as simple as chronicling how you learned to drive, ride a horse, or are coping with a new pet. There are no rules, as it is your blog.
That’s a great feeling, to say the words ‘My blog’. Even if it is only read by family and friends at first, it will be an electronic legacy left online for as long as you desire. Your thoughts, hopes, dreams, work, or ideas available for anyone to see and read. Something just for you, that may well become admired by thousands. Or maybe not, it doesn’t matter. If you come across some stumbling blocks along the way, ask other bloggers. They will always help out, and are happy to do so, believe me. If you don’t know any yet, then ask me. My email address is on my ‘About’ page.
Make 2018 the year you start that blog, and join the huge community of bloggers.