Blogging and poetry can easily go hand-in-hand. Both are writing, right? The problem is, many poets don’t know how to start a blog. They just have no idea where to begin.
If you’re someone like this, hopefully I can help. Follow these simple steps and you’ll have the know-how on how to start your own poetry blog:
- Sign up for blog hosting. There are hundreds, possibly thousands of choices. Here are my two favorites: WordPress and Blogspot. Both are free (as long as you want your blog hosted on their website) and offer an extremely simple and straight-forward interface. If you are hoping to make a bit of money from anything other than book/poetry sales, you may want to go with Blogspot.
- Write some poetry. This is probably the most fun step you’ll have until the traffic and comments start rolling in (well, that and money). This is to help put some initial content on your blog and show your initial visitors that you are passionate about writing poetry.
- Write a few articles for your blog. Your articles will help fill your blog up with non-poem material. It’ll also help your readers learn more about you as a writer and person and build your audience.
- Write some articles for article directories. This is to get a few links back to your blog in order for visitors to find you.
- Submit your blog to blog directories. Also to get links and help people find you.
- Write more articles and poetry. Fill your blog up with what you love and your visitors love.
- Repeat steps 3-5.
There you are! Seven simple steps to starting your poetry blog. Now all you need is a little bit of time, patience, and writing ability.