“Do not make the mistake i made, it is best you have the answers to these questions before you start blogging”-Adohr
Hello there, welcome to Adohrspeaks. Are you an aspiring blogger, then this post is for you. I often get asked a lot of questions about blogging and content creation, but today’s post will be focused on the term “blogging” . I personally started writing (blogging) during my NYSC days, to share and document my teaching experience, i also turned to blogging when i tried to get my own show on the radio but got constant No(s) from “sponsors”. I did not even know what i was doing at the time was blogging, in my head i was just sharing my teaching experience and also motivating others through my own experience. I did not have a domain name or social media because in my head i was just writing and sharing. Also, at the time i did not care for traffic or followers, i just wrote. If you want to start a blog, you have to ask yourself the following questions.
- Why do i want to start a blog (Note that you can also be writing for just yourself: online diary)
- Who am i writing for & what experience(s) or stories am i trying to share
In my own opinion ,these 2 questions are the most important questions you have to ask yourself before starting. I did not even ask myself these questions until i got deep into writing and then went back to ask myself these questions. I bought a domain name, started writing more and figuring out the whole concept of blogging. Do not make the mistake i made, it is best you have the answers to these questions before you start blogging. I knew why i started writing (to document my teaching experience and inspire others) but then got to know my “WHY” of blogging, years into it and that is to share my lifestyle experiences, tell my stories and that of others (brands included), create contents and encourage others to live more. Every single Adohrspeaks post is carefully thought about and written to inspire others.
If you want to start a blog today, here are the key points you need to know.
What exactly is a Blog: A blog is an online diary or journal located on a website. The content of a blog typically includes text, pictures, videos, animated GIFs and even scans from old physical offline diaries or journals and other hard copy documents.
Who Is A Blogger : an individual who is the blog owner. Person who keeps the blog alive (posting new posts, information, opinions etc…)
What Is A Blog Post : An article or writing that is inside the blog. For example, the article you are currently reading is a “blog post” that is wrote for my blog.
What Is Blogging – the action of maintaining/writing a blog
AdohrSpeaks will be holding a personal class for blogging, digital marketing and content creation soon (7 seats available), if you want to be part of this class please send mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you reside outside Abuja, an arrangement can/will be made for an online class.