Does everyone turn to you for advice on what to wear to the club? Or how you get that perfect golden-brown crust on your mac-n-cheese?
You, my friend, are destined to run a killer lifestyle blog. No worries if you’re not sure where to start, we’ve got you covered.
First, what is a lifestyle blog?
A lifestyle blog is one where you can cover a variety of topics. You can either write general posts or focus on your favorite fashion advice. You can mix-up your content as you please.
Finding Your Niche
Not sure how to start a lifestyle blog?
Lifestyle blogs cover many categories but it’s essential each post fits into a specific niche. Doing so will make it easier to find your target audience, niche, and connect with like-minded bloggers.
To find your niche ask:
What’s My Biggest Interest?
To engage with your audience, you must write on things that make you tick. And, once you hone in on your biggest interest, the the audience will depend on you and see you as an expert in your industry.
Where Do My Skills Lie?
Don’t be shy, show readers what you’re made of!
If you can whip up mouth-watering dishes, then try a food blog. Or if you’ve got incredible stories to share from backpacking, start a travel blog. Remember, though, to interconnect these categories so your page is well-executed.
Decide On a Name
Make a list of lifestyle blog name ideas and check whether it works as a domain name. It must be readable and contain your brand’s name so when you blog grows, you’ll create a reliable and trustworthy web presence.
Your domain name should:
- Be short and easy to recollect
- Easy to say and spell
- Reflect the main message of your blog
Choose a Theme for Your Lifestyle Blog
There are multiple blogging platforms to consider. WordPress is the most popular platform where you’re spoiled with a variety of ready-made templates either for free or for a fee.
If you choose a premium WordPress theme, you’ll receive professional assitance and there are support forums to help you start out. Pick a theme that is clutter-free, has an easy-to-use Design, and displays your content so visitors can read it easily.
Plan Your Content
Congrats on starting your blog!
Now, you must gift your readers valuable and consistent content to they keep coming back. You must ensure that:
- You’re passionate about the topic
- Your blog gets updated consistently (e.g. once a week)
- Posts are captivating and include images
Start by outlining blog post ideas that link back to your niche and make sure they answer your readers’ questions. In your content, for example, provide them with tricks they may have never heard before.
…And There You Have It!
Running a successful lifestyle blog is possible when you’re passionate, dedicated and consistent with your posts. Many people turn to blogging for a career but also remember to have fun, connect with others in your community, and keep finding ways to produce unique content. Good luck!
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