Blogging and Writing Getting Started
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Blogging and Writing
First of all, I want to thank all those who have given feedback and I have had some questions asked on a recurring basis, so I thought I would write a blog to help those aspiring to be writers to get started.
The first thing is enjoying what you do and if you are like me, you enjoy sharing what life teaches you and what you learn about yourself, what you observe in life, nature etc… with others in hopes of inspiring for greater good. Intent and motivation with anything matters and as a Metaphysical Christian, I have come to understand that both of these are crucial to any endeavor. Not to say you will want to write every day all day long and if you wanted to do anything all day long, well, someone should be getting you assistance. Know this is what you wish to do and decide to do it. Once you decide you wish to write, you might want to start by visiting blogs on one topic you feel a real affinity for and that you are knowledgeable about, you really want to write about if you don’t feel comfortable diving right into your own blog, free-lance writing and all that jazz. Write thoughtful, but from the heart comments, full paragraph on posts on those blogs, and you might be asked to guest blog. This way you get your feet wet. When you have your own blog you can start with one issue etc.. , expand on that and then branch out over time.
When you are ready to start your blog, then it’s a matter of choosing a platform. I personally have tried a few and I prefer WordPress. The reasons are several, one being I can start with basic blog, and they have some great free themes for the layout and it’s easy to navigate. If I then want to add video etc… I can build up to that and the most is not that prohibitive. In fact, I can have a complete e-commerce blog with video etc… for $500 a year. I will be adding media next month and that’s the beauty of Word press, I can add as I go and need and it is flexible to my path as an independent artist and I have not had glitches as I have had with websites. You set up and get started. I would also think about the template being in synch with what you are writing about, as that will be important. People, whether they realize it or not like synchronicity and you want to provide that on some level. Choose your template with care. Once you have it all set up, speak from the heart and soul in balance, no need to be vulgar or crass unless you are just out to get attention.
To all aspiring and new writers ROAR, but with a bit of PURR, so we don’t go deaf, thanks. Always, if using outside sources, credit them, as they put in time and effort into their work, so please be considerate if you are going to use their ideas in any way in your writing.