Why I Blog & How You Can Too!

 

“Why did You start a blog?”  —   “Is it hard to start a blog?”  These are the two questions I’ve been hearing a lot lately…(Quick answer to the second question is NO! It’s not hard and  I’ll show you how below)…

But to answer your first question —->  I caught myself writing constantly to make myself feel better and to get things off my chest. My blogs in the beginning were just for me! The reason why I kept them to myself is because I always thought that you had to be this incredible writer or this world traveler to be a blogger. I also thought that there’s no way that people would ever care to read what I have to say. All of those things kind of stopped me from sharing, until now!  If you have something you’re passionate about, any kind of goals/dreams, fears, issues, talents, views, etc. You can be a blogger!

After  I started sharing my blogs and people were reacting to them… That’s when it turned into an addiction!!  I felt this new connection to people! I feel that if one person reads my blog and it makes them change the way they think about life (in a positive way) then my job here is done! Also I want people to know that they are not alone if they are struggling with something! 

The internet can be a very scary and mean place but it can also be a very welcoming one. I fell in love with blogging when I realized that there was a community/tribe out there that we can ALL be a part of. 

It is insane how much you can learn from people’s blogs and vlogs! Whether it be a new place to travel to, a new product to try out, or even a solution to an issue you might be having.  There is SO much to learn and I have been sucked in!

On top of the huge blogging community that you can be a part of, YOU CAN MAKE MONEY! You can make enough money to make it a full time gig! You just have to be dedicated to it!

It is SO easy to start a blog!! It’s not as complicated as you think! When I first started I kept thinking about what it would take to actually  jumpstart a site — All the templates, the hosting services, the plug-ins, the different niches…… it just seemed like a lot! Let me be the first to tell you that it really isn’t that bad!

If blogging is something you want to do then GO FOR IT! There are YouTube videos to help you start a blog. There are bloggers that are ready to help you start a blog! Like I said before — this blogger tribe is pretty welcoming. I can promise you that there is a YouTube video or a pinterest blog that can solve any blogging problem! One blog that helped me out tremendously was The Minimalists! They had these easy 5 steps listed online…

Starting a Blog in Five Steps: (thanks to https://www.theminimalists.com/)

  1. Choose a blogging platform, domain name, and hosting option.  (  WordPress and BlueHost are my Fav!!) 
  2. Design your blog using a simple theme.
  3. Modify your blog to get your desired look and feel.
  4. Select the best plugins for your blog.
  5. Write compelling content that adds value to readers.

And that’s it! Welcome to the blogging world!

The platform I used to start my site is WordPress! I did a lot of research on different platforms and WordPress is the one that stuck out to me. I’ve loved it since day one! They have great themes and easy to install plug-ins!

After you find a good platform for your site you have to find a web hosting company… One that is very popular and  easy to work with is BlueHost!   

Signing up for Bluehost is so SUPER easy too! You don’t have to jump through hoops or fill out a million things… it just takes 7 steps! Check this out —> CLICK HERE  to be directed to BlueHost through my affiliate link and you may get some perks for signing up through me 🙂

THAT’S IT!! Are you ready? Don’t be overwhelmed… you got this! Here’s the link to sign up for BlueHost! I’m so excited for you. 

Once you are up and running… the possibilities are endless in the blogging world! From meeting new people to make money! If and when you start a blog please drop your info below so I can check it out! Let me know if you need any help!!! And if you can’t figure something out—> look it up on Pinterest or YouTube! 

I live in The Sunshine State and talk for a living. Meeting new people and hearing "their" story is my fav! I have so much love for Orlando and it's people! I have a beautiful wife that I love traveling with! She's the cook & the other mother to our beautiful Pit Bull! I can't wait to start a fam with her and share with you!
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  3. Thank you so much for this guide! I used to blog on WordPress and I just started one up again. It seems super intimidating. For right now I’m mostly trying it out again. If I make a few posts, I think I’ll consider Blue Host! Would you recommend paying to host a site, even if you have a really small (or zero, lol) following? Thanks, Rae. Love you on Johnny’s House! I’ve been listening to you and the team for ages and you all feel like friends. Hugs to you and Missy. <33

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