What to blog about and some basic things to know about

Now that you have a blog, this question would come up to your mind that what should you blog about? Why are you asking this to me? Ask yourself. You know what to blog about better than me. For blogging you have to choose the topic you are good at. The topic could be music, technology, science or may be computers. There are lots of things to blog about. Some people even blog about their life.

Please don’t blog about any topic which you found others are blogging too. Blog about the thing/ subject you like and can blog forever. Please remember, once you choose a topic, you have to blog about it forever. You can’t change it or else you will not succeed in it. Just answer the question, “What is your hobby?” If it is games, then blog about games, if cricket, then blog about it.

These are the terms which are used on blogging and their meanings,

  • Visior = A person who have visited your blog
  • Hit = A single amount of visitor
  • Unique visitor = A person who have visited the page once in 24 hours
  • Page view = Number of pages viewed
  • Traffic = Visitors/ Hits etc
  • Search Engine = Google, Yahoo etc
  • SEO = Search Engine Optimization, The strategy behind a successful site
  • URL = Web address
  • Monetize = Money making strategy
  • Social Bookmarking = Adding a URL in social sites
  • RSS/ Feed = Really Simple Syndication
  • Backlink/ Linkback = A page linked from another site/ page
  • Blogroll = A list of blogs/ sites on a page
  • Front page = The main page of a blog
  • Sidebar = The side that contains links etc
  • HTML = Hyper Text Markup Language, The code behind a site
  • Java Script = Code written in Java language
  • Widget = Web gadget
  • Podcast = Audio blog
  • Vblog/ Vlog = Video blog
  • Rank = The position of a website in serch engines
  • Posts = The single article on a blog

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First things first, How to start a blog?

It’s a simple question how to start a blog? Blogs are a special sort of website and there are many companies are out there who are providing free blogs with tools and hosting. It’s almost a very easy step to start a blog. Just go to your provider’s website and register. Fill out the required informations and your blog is online!

Now you can ask me, where to find a good provider? There are many blog providers on the internet, the most trusted and better providers are, WordPress, Blogger, Typepad, LiveJournal etc.

This blog and my first blog, tamalanwar.com is setup under Blogger and they are a great service provider. You can choose for a paid service from WordPress.org blog which will cost you, $10 (700 tk) and additional charge for the hosting.

If you want to go for a free plan, then you could go for blogger or wordpress.com. If you sign up for a free blog, then your blog address will be yourname.provider.com. Like if you choose blogger, the address will be: yourname.blogspot.com.

With blogger, a bonus option is that, if you ever wanted to transform it into a real paid domain like yourname.com, blogger will allow you to do that. If you really desired to become a professional blogger, you have to own your domain like I did to my blog, tamalanwar.com.

But having a subdomain like yourname.blogspot.com is not bad and it will not effect on your blogging. You could visit Antonio’s blog, woork.blogspot.com. He is having 6000 daily visitors in his blog and earning more than $1000 from his blog alone. I’m sure you will start your own blog now and if you have already own one, start blogging!

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