If you’re wondering how to start your own online blog, you’re in the right place. Dobedo is a blog about blogging.
There’s a difference between blogging to practice writing and blogging to win. When you’re blogging to win, you’re likely blogging on a specific, but broad topic. For instance, Dobedo.io is a blog about blogging. We teach you how to blog through a few different avenues.
You can blog for days, months, years … Alone, at home, with no one. Or you can join us for our blogging adventures in one of the following ways:
Blogging to win is a little different that blogging to learn about blogging, but both are valid parts of the journey.
One of the things I love most about blogging is that you don’t need to be on social media to get it done. Blogging is about writing consistently. The consisting part of blogging is inherent in the etymology of the word blog. Read more about it on my blog post — what is the definition of blogging?
Blogging without social media is one of the ways I stay relevant on the internet without losing my soul. I’m a writer, and writers gotta write. I don’t love telling the world I’m a great copywriter, I’d rather just practice my craft in private.
If you’re a writer at heart, like me — you’ve likely wondered how to start your own online blog in the past. I bet it’s something that creeps up regularly.
Getting bored of social media is a great use of time and putting your mind to creating written content is a lovely way to keep your skills up.
Start your blog on WordPress. It’s the industry standard. If you’re blogging to win, start with the best.
If you’re very aesthetic, get a ShowIt website, with a wordpress blog. That’s what we do at Dobedo.
When you head to dobedo.io/blog, you’re looking at our wordpress posts, but they are being shown to you throught he ShowIt platform. Showit is pretty, and we like that. WordPress is utilitarian, and we like that, too.
If you have a Shopify store, you’ll want to blog natively. Even though it’s not as pretty, it’s utilitarian to blog natively on your ecommerce platform.
You want your blog to be set up like: www.domain.com/blog
Rather than: blog.domain.com
Because the second option is a second website with its own SEO.
One way to drive traffic to your website is through blogging, but if you’re blog is a subdomain, it is not helping to build the authority of your website or even to put it on the map. It would be blogging to win traffic on the blog itself, not your whole website.
So blog natively.
One reason I love Show It is that they will set up the wordpress blog for you so that it is on your actual domain. ShowIt has great customer service and is very responsive.
If you’re wondering how to start a blog online, start with wordpress. If you’re into the aesthetics, start with ShowIt, and get the with-blog option.
WordPress comes with a weird pre-written blog post called “Hello World” and step one is to change that blog up. You can write a new one or change everything about that stock post.
The best way to start a blog for beginners is to get in the habit of writing. If you’re looking for somewhere to write that’s not a blog, I suggest 750 words.com. 750 words is a simple website designed to give you a space for daily writing. The idea is to just start writing, to commit to it, and practice, without having to think about how to start your own online blog.
You just get in there and start writing.