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How To Start Your Own Blog, or How I Started Mine..

This is the end – the end of the beginning, I mean. Today is the end of the 30 Day Blog Challenge I have been on (not today, really, and I have not completed every module on the challenge but did go through all of them, honest). So, here are a few answers about the why, how, what of this challenge.

I have been blogging for years now (since 2010, in fact) and had been on blogger forever. It worked pretty well for me, ease of use, convenience, with many tools I could easily use along with my blogspot website that made me, well, pretty lazy, if I have to admit it, to move from that position of comfort. I was blogging just for the joy of it, and no other reason. And I am not saying that is wrong at all – it is what I did and still do – blog for the joy of it. I loved the look and feel of my blogspot blog but knew I needed to get my own website sooner or later.

But now I also know that if I apply myself (a little bit more than I am doing currently), I can grow my blog

  • to something more,
  • to something where I can derive a passive income at least,
  • and more importantly, to something where my readers leave with a smile on their faces and with something that helps them somehow.

When my thoughts were taking this turn,ย  along came a time, a few weeks ago, when I was looking for something different, and had more time on my hands suddenly. Somehow (well, maybe because of my google searches), a post appeared on my Facebook feed about the 30 Day Blog Challenge, and after looking into it, I decided to take the plunge and do the challenge.

This challenge takes you from the very beginning – the web-hosting and creating and starting a new blog, to themes, blog post ideas, building an audience, creating emails, ideas for how to make an income from blogging, and more. With a step-by-step guide using daily video lessons (about an average of 8 minutes each), and other accompanying resources and guides on how-tos, templates, etc, this challenge did make my journey from my blogspot blog to where I am today easier.

Will I be making money and posting income reports in the future?ย  Will I be that top-rated website in my niche (duh, I don’t have one niche, like my tagline says, I am a blog(ful) of niches)?ย Well, that depends completely on me, right? But, before I forget, the most important point, this 30 Day Blog Challenge (course/guide to setup your blog and more) is completely FREE!! And I should also point out that this is not a sponsored post in anyway but my way of saying thanks to this resource that got me off my lazy-couch and onto a learning journey. I have learned so many things over the course of the past month and more, not only from this challenge/course, but because I decided to start this new venture of mine (courtesy – this challenge!!), and so because of this challenge.

So, thank you to all of you at the 30 Day Blog Challenge..

From here – my blogspot site where I used a downloaded theme (which was beautiful and I still have by the way!)

My R and R Space blogspot blog

to here – my very own domain/my very own website where I created the header for it!!ย 

My blog

20 thoughts on “How To Start Your Own Blog, or How I Started Mine..

  1. Congratulations for completing the 30 day challenge. How did you find the experience? Was it difficult? I am thinking of doing the same, but my only issue would probably be lack of time.

    1. Annemarie, was not difficult .. the first step was to sign up for a webhost.. and i took my time to work on the 30 days.. also some of the modules were not fully applicable to me..will try to answer any questions i can or you can always ask the people at the challenge – they respond pretty fast

  2. Thank you for sharing your experiences with the 30 Day Blog Challenge. I am definitely going to look into it! Congrats on starting another blog, this time with your own domain/website. You will rock it!

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