Why you should not set up a blog

I see many new blogs popping up this year. This is good and it is not surprising to see many people setting up blogs with the whole lockdown and spending more time indoors. Setting up this blog is one of the best things I have ever done for myself. It gave me a creative outlet and it became a good source of income, which gave me the courage to leave my boring customer service role.

There are so many reasons why you should set up a blog. I have been running Fashion and Style Police for over 8 years now and I can tell you how amazing it is to have my own creative space on the internet. It allows me to work and study from home while juggling the kids. But this post won’t be telling you why you should set up a blog, it will be helping you see why you should not set up a blog.

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Here are some reasons why you should not even dream of having a blog –

You don’t like writing

If writing is not your thing, you should not set up a blog. If you stringing sentences together, maybe you should look into other creative outlets like Instagram or YouTube. Blogging means writing. You have to be able to write and you have to enjoy writing. If it feels like a chore, please do not set up a blog. You will fail. Going to different blogs and stealing content is not acceptable. I am sick and tired of reporting blogs for copyright theft. It is exhausting. Please respect copyright and write your own posts or don’t set up a blog.

You don’t have the time

Writing takes time. If real life is really busy and you don’t have the time to dedicate to really running your blog, it may not be a good idea to have one. Running a blog takes time and energy. You will need a few hours every week to update your blog. If you don’t have the time to do this, wait until you do.

You have nothing to write about

You may love writing and be good at it. The time to write may also be available but it is best to decide on what content you would like on your blog before you venture into blogging. It is usually easy for many new bloggers to decide on what they want their blog to be about but for some, it may not be as easy. If you can’t think of what to write, wait until you can before you set up a blog.

You are in it for the money

If you are setting up a blog just to make money, you may be in for a huge surprise. It takes time to grow your blog to the point where brands are interested in paying you to advertise their goods and services. If you are in it for just the money, you will give up after a few months. Blogging is not a get rich scheme at all.

Have a great week everyone ūüėė

 

 

How to come up with a catchy blog name

Picking a blog name is one of the most important things you would do when setting up a blog. I remember when I was thinking of the best name for my blog. My goal then was to blog solely on fashion, but as the blog evolved, I started to write about other topics I was passionate about. I decided on naming my blog Fashion and Style Police because the blog was going to be about fashion and style. And adding police to the blog name made it more catchy. So I went with it and Fashion and Style Police was born! Looking back after 7 years, I don’t regret picking this blog name. I may have gone with a slightly different version, but this blog name still works for my blog content.

 

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How to come up with a catchy blog name

So how do you come up with a catchy blog name? Here are some tips for you –

 

Consider what the blog would be about

This will help you narrow down your blog name ideas. Ideally, the blog name should reflect what the blog would be about but you can decide to go for a name that means something to you. Your readers will get used to it and likely love it, as long as the next tip is followed.

 

Go for a catchy blog name

Catchy blog names are the best. You can look around online for inspiration or check out Thesaurus for fab ways to play with words. Your blog readers will never forget your blog if it comes with great content and a catchy name.

 

Go for a .com domain

I always advise people to go for a .com domain if possible. It makes the url flow easier and it helps your blog readers remember your blog name faster. Also, .com domains are more universally accepted.

 

Use your own name

If you can’t think of the best name for your blog, you could just name it after you. Many bloggers have done it and have become pretty successful. It all depends on your blog’s style and what you want. For those struggling with what to name their blogs, going down the self named route could be your best bet.

 

Inspiration is everywhere

If you are still struggling to come up with a blog name, you could get inspiration both offline and online. Tv shows and books are great for getting inspiration. My blog name is partly inspired by a fashion tv show on E.

 

Picking the right blog name is so important. A good blog name along with great content can take your blog to dizzy heights. If you like to hear more about growing your blog, then you may find my blog coaching service very useful. Send me an email to chat more about the service. All the blog coaching details are here.

 

 

Blogging tip – How often should you blog?

A quick Google search with the keywords – How regularly should you blog, would bring up all sorts of articles with different types of advice. Some advocate for blogging once a day, others once a week and some even recommend multiple times a day if you can. How regularly you should blog depends on your blog niche. When I say blog niche, I don’t mean fashion, beauty, travel and rest. I mean You! Yes you are your blog niche believe it or not, so you should set the pace of how often you should post new content.

 

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How often should you blog?

When I started blogging in 2012, I was posting regularly. I wanted to grow my blog quickly and I was full of ideas, so I went with it. All my hard work and dedication worked out in the end as my blog grew and grew. The blog is still growing and evolving. Growth never stops and my technique for growing steady hasn’t really changed all these years. I still blog regularly as many of my regular readers will know. It works for me as I write really quickly and I always have ideas for blog posts.

So back to the question – How regularly should you blog? It depends on YOU! If you have loads of ideas and time to get them all typed and ready to go, then you may be able to post on a daily basis. However, you should be careful not to overwork yourself and burn out. That will defeat the purpose. You should also be careful not to rush it and then run out of ideas. I always advise new bloggers to start slowly if possible and get into the habit of writing regularly. That way they train their brain to think of blog post ideas quickly and type them out even more quickly. My posts are usually around 500 words on average, and that works for most of my posts.

 

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Bring your unique self to the table

At the end of the day, blogging is all about personal, and you will only succeed with it if you bring your uniqueness to it. Having said that, I always advise my blog coaching clients to blog as regularly as possible in other to have my opportunities to have their posts ranked in the search engines. Google and the other search engines like blogs that post regular unique content, so doing that regularly gives you an edge in the saturated blogging industry.

 

Blog Coaching Service

If you want to hear more about growing your blog so you can start to make some money of it, get in touch to find out more about my blog coaching service. There is a fee for this service, so email me with your blog details to find out more – fashionandstylepolice@gmail.com. Please use subject Blog Coaching Service, so I don’t miss your email. Your mailbox can get really flooded especially at this time of the year, so the subject will flag your email up.

Thanks for stopping by and good luck with your blog.

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