A blog is a discussion or way of expressing yourself or Informational place which is published on World Wide Web. If you are reading this article then probably this might be your first visit to this website and might be looking for your first successful Journey as a blogger. Not to worry, we are here to guide you all the way long.
Different Types of Blogging?
First as a beginner you have to understand what type of content you want to start with. There are different types of blogs which differ based on type of content that is being delivered to the audience.
Personal Blog: It’s an ongoing diary which is less formal and mostly not used for revenue generation purpose.
Collaborative Blogging: A type of blogging where posts are written and published by more than one author.
Corporate & Organizational Blogs: In most cases this type of blogging can be private or for business purposes which are used internally for various purposes.
Microblogging: It’s the most common and widely used technique by majority of the people. In general Microblogging is posting small piece of digital content – which could be Text, Pictures, Links, Short Videos and any other media. Examples of these include Facebook. Twitter, Google Plus etc.
By Genre: Most of the bloggers focus on a Particular subject, usually on topics which they might think they are strong at. Examples of these include Political Blogs, Health Blogs, and Travel Blogs etc.
By Media Type: Blogs comprising videos are called Vlog, One comprising links is called a Linklog or one comprising photos is called a Photoblog and many more.
Enough with the basics let’s jump into different types of free Blogging Platforms. Though some of the below-mentioned platforms do have some features which are only for premium members (or in other words for paid members) such features are only for taking your blog to next level and it shouldn’t be the show stopper in order to start your journey.
When you sign up at Blog.com you get, for free, a full-featured service. For more advanced user’s though, they offer a set of premium features at low prices, to move your blog to the next level.
Check the Image below for some of the Free Membership Features.
If a stage comes where you need to go ahead one step further with your blogging then you can try some of the Premium features provided by them.
Once you follow a blog, all of its posts show up in your dashboard, just like you’d expect. See something great? Re-blog it to your own blog. Add commentary if you like. Make it your own. Other people will do the same to your posts. That’s how you meet people here.
The surprisingly easy way to start a high-quality site, blog or online store. It has everything you need to Start your blog.
Weebly has different types of plans starting from a Free to Business. Choose your plan as per your needs.
With Wix.com you can create your stunning website in just minutes! It’s easy, fun & no programming skills are needed!
Wix gives you everything you need to create a stunning website for free, including top-grade hosting. You can choose to get even more benefits and features by upgrading to Premium plans.
WordPress is a free and open-source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS). Don’t get confused wordpress.com with wordpress.org as ‘.org’ is for advanced users.
Few things to keep in mind before you begin your journey as a blogger.
Most of us do blogging because we want to earn a full-time income out of it, so that we can live rest of our lives peacefully, but when it comes to practicality it’s not the case, blogging about some random product or topic on which you don’t know anything about or completely irrelevant doesn’t fetch you any income. Understand that most of the successful bloggers are earning because they have selected the niche in which they are interested in, so when they post something, they have a very good knowledge about the products they are suggesting because they would have tried them personally, which is why building a trust factor with the audience would be easy for such people. Sometimes people would become successful by selling crap, but that would be temporary and in long run it doesn’t fetch you anything good.
Remember that Blogging is not a gateway to be a millionaire in 5 or 10 days, it takes months or even year/s in order to make your first income out of it. So, you need lot of dedication, patience and learning when it comes to any kind of Online Earning.
All the best with your first blog and let me know your experiences in the comments section below!! If this article has helped you or if it can help someone in your circle feel free to share with them.