Here’s my blogging for dummies post. You might want to bookmark it because it contains links to lots of other useful content and it’s doubtful you will want to read all of it in one sitting.
To be honest, I don’t really like the term dummies because that would suggest that you are not forward thinking, bright and articulate, and I know that you are.
How do I know that you are all of these things? That’s easy, you found your way to this post. Okay so you might have come across it on Pinterest and just clicked a button and here you are, or you may have seen it on a Facebook page and clicked over from there, but the fact that you are here tells me 4 things about you…
Hello there and welcome to A Baby Boomer Bloggers site. I’m Lynne and I’m here to help you get started on your blogging journey.
There are lots of resources available here to help you get your blog up and running faster, so please choose where you would like to begin from the options below.
Whether you are looking for some free and easy tools to use or you would like a full mentoring experience there is something for everyone.
You might also find some of these blog posts useful:
Are you trying to find out how to write a great blog post? Great, then grab a cuppa and let’s get started.
First of all a blog post is just an article which appears on a blog. Like this one that you’re reading right now.
It is designed to inform, inspire, educate or entertain it’s readers, or to promote a product or service that you may have or want to recommend.
This particular post is going to be educating you. It is going to be teaching you exactly how to write a great blog post from scratch. You will learn something from it and so I consider it to be educational. I hope it is a little inspirational too though.
The read time of this post is around 10 mins. Short on time? Listen to the podcast instead.
A lot of my clients ask me are blogging courses worth it. They tell me that there is a wealth of information for free on YouTube and Google, so why pay for courses.
This is what I tell them…
You get what you pay for. If something is free then it’s very unlikely to provide as much value as something you have to pay for, that’s just common sense really isn’t it?
There will be parts of it, or steps missing, or it won’t tell you the whole method but ask you to upgrade to get the rest of the “necessary” information. Of course, this isn’t true of every free thing you come across on the internet, but I just wanted you to bear it in mind.
Are you wondering how you can include Halloween in your non-Halloween blog and still remain credible?
It’s important for bloggers to keep up with what’s trending on social media and right now people are gearing up for Halloween.
I know it’s not even the end of August yet, but honestly, you have to start promoting your content at least a month before the actual event to give it time to gain traction.
So in a couple of weeks you are going to need something in your blog, Pinterest boards, Facebook page or Instagram posts that talks about Halloween.
Are you drawing a blank as to what to blog about once the Grand-kids go back to school?
I’m not yet a Gran, although many of my blogging friends are, and they have had their blogging activities somewhat curtailed this last 6 weeks or so; because of the school holidays and having to look after the Grand-kids.
Quite a few of them have been saying that they have got out of the swing of it, or that they can’t think what to blog about now that they are about to get their days back.
Wow, can you believe that we are on lesson 6 already? You have done amazingly well keeping up with all the challenges and doing all the hard work that is going to get your blog off to a flying start.
If you missed lessons 1 – 5 you can catch up here:
Hello and welcome back for lesson 5 where we are going to be looking at adding those other 5 posts and then telling the world that you exist.
If you have missed lessons 1 – 4 you can catch up here:
I also need to point out that this email contains some affiliate links which means that if you click on them and then go on to make a purchase, I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. This is one of the ways that I monetise my blog and I will be showing you how to do this in a later lesson.
Okay, let’s get going with lesson 5
Phew, are you still with me? That was a bit of a task wasn’t it? I’m very impressed with your efforts though, and glad you are still with me after all of that technical stuff.
It gets easier form here so relax and enjoy the ride.
If you missed lessons 1 – 3 you can catch up here:
Hello and welcome back to lesson 3 for new bloggers. It’s nice to have you back and I hope you are ready to start getting serious about your blog now that you have already done so much of the hard work.
As usual, I remind you that this blog contains affiliate links which means that if you click on any of them and then go on to make a purchase i will get paid a small commission at no cost to you. This is one way that I monetise my blog and I will be showing you how to do this in future lessons 🙂