Maybe you want to take your wellness hobby and turn it into a career.
Starting a blog can be a great way to do that, whether you want to build your career or just help others.
If you’ve been thinking of making your own wellness blog, there’s no need to be intimidated. It’s easier than you think to get started.
Read on to learn more about how to begin.
Start by Deciding What You Want to Say
Before you can do anything, you need to have a clear vision for your wellness blog. Think about what you want to talk about and what you’d like to accomplish.
Are you a part of an already established business like Turning Point Medical Group? If so, then you’ll want to focus your blog on what your business does. You can tailor your information to what you know your patients or clients would be interested in.
If you’re an individual, decide on the subjects you’ll want to cover. Get as specific as possible.
Take some time to really think about what you want your blog to be. This will inform many decisions you make for your blog down the road.
Choose a Blogging Platform
Your blogging platform is where you’ll actually be creating and writing your blog.
These days, you can find a blogging platform that doesn’t require any web page development experience. You just have to choose a platform that is simple, but powerful.
An example of a great blogging platform or “content management system” (CMS) is WordPress.org. It’s free, and it’s easy to use, even for beginners. While there are plenty of other platforms, most bloggers use WordPress.
Once you choose a platform, it’s time to pick a name!
Pick a Domain Name for Your Wellness Blog
Deciding on a name for your blog can be nerve-wracking. It’s kind of like deciding on a tattoo. You want to make the right choice because you’ll be stuck with it!
Like picking a tattoo, don’t be too hasty. Spend some time brainstorming. Make sure it will be easy for readers to spell and remember.
Narrow it down to a few choices, and maybe get some friends’ opinions. Once you’re sure you can lock it in!
Think of Where Your Blog Will be Hosted
A hosting provider is how your blog stays on the internet. If you just stick with the free blog platform, your web address will look something like YourBlogName.Wordpress.com.
Paying for domain hosting will eliminate the platform’s name. A great hosting site is BlueHost.com.
Once that’s all taken care of you can start customizing your site and blogging!
Your Next Steps: Updating and Promoting Your Blog
What’s great about having your own wellness blog is that it can be whatever you want it to be. It’s all up to your own knowledge and imagination.
Setting up your wellness blog is just the first step of many. Once you start writing you’ll want to make sure people are actually reading it.
Check out these tips on how to promote your blog for more ways to get started.
Have any comments or tips for maintaining a blog? Leave them in the comments below!