I've been blogging for more than a year now and I would say that it's really fun! I've discovered the many joys of blogging in such a short span of time. At first, I was clueless. I really don't have any idea on how to start. I can still very well remember how I came across of some blog sites owned by some Filipinas living in Cambodia when I was searching for a particular place which I would like to go in Phnom Penh. Reading their blogs enabled me to discover more places which I've never been to yet. Since, I am also staying in Cambodia for work, reading their blogs helped me a lot. I've been a follower of their blogs, and unknowingly, I began to have that interest on starting my own blog, too. Honestly, I don't know how and where to start. After several weeks of research, I've got an idea on how to proceed. Starting a blog is relatively easy provided that you know what you really want.
First, you have to think of a particular niche. Something of your interest and passion. This way, it would be easier for you to choose what topics to write on your site. Second, you may want to get your own domain. I think this is extremely important to get your blog a proper representation. Next, you may consider your blog to be self hosted and lastly, you have to concentrate on writing good articles that might be interesting for others to read.
Some bloggers started their own blog just for a hobby, some to polish their writing skills, others to gain online friends, and other to scout for earning opportunities. Whatever your reason is for a starting your own blog, the most important thing is you love what you are doing. It is only from there will you find great interest and enthusiasm to blog and who knows, this may lead to something else in the future. Personally, I enjoyed blogging and the many opportunities it extends to aspiring bloggers like me.
How about you? Would you like to start your own blog, too?