Many of my friends, family and colleagues have all been asking me how to start a blog. Everyone in the world now wants to blog because it’s the quickest way to get your thoughts into the universe. Although, it may look easy to some degree there are certain things you can do to increase your creativity when planning out or continuing to build your blog. These are the 4 ways I feel will help fuel your creativity for the new year!
WRITE MORE // I can’t stress how much practice makes perfect. I’ve been blogging for 4 years and I probably still don’t know how to write well. I’ve only gotten better once I made practicing a habit. I’m in school for PR, so writing is hard to avoid but it’s helped me become more conscious about what and how I write. Try to describe things in more detail when you write. Describe how you feel about a subject. Know your target audience and write at a level that can be understood.
DESIGN MORE // Play around with Photoshop, InDesign etc. There are numerous tutorials online that show you how to create content with these programs. Start off with something simple, like learning how to create your own header graphic or a simple logo to call you own. Just know that it takes time to get better and you can always come back and tweak it. You can also look at design blogs to get inspiration for your own personal designs.
FIND YOUR INSPIRATION // Figure out what is your prime inspiration for creating your blog. Is it fashion? Is is food or travel? Once you figure that out, make monthly vision board of the things you like. Pinterest is a great place to have all your inspirations in one place.
RESEARCH OTHER BLOGGERS // See what other bloggers on your level are doing. Do not copy them but use it to fuel your strategy and see what direction you should go it.