[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]by Christine St.Vil, CEO of Moms ‘N Charge
Whether you’re looking to start a blog for personal or professional reasons, making that decision to actually start one (and commit to it), can be a heart pounding experience. I’ve come a long way since I first started my blog less than a year ago, but I have so much more to learn. I can, however, share what I do know since I have so many friends that have expressed their intent/interest in getting a blog started for themselves. I recently had a conversation with a friend, letting her know that she should start a blog because there are people out there who are waiting and need to hear her story and testimony. I shared that by starting a blog, it could create the platform needed for her voice to be heard. The problem? How does she get started? What will she write about?
It can definitely be a frightening thing to put yourself out there for the world to see. One of three things can happen: A) People will read it and love it. B) People will read it and hate it. C) People won’t read it at all. I’m a firm believer in the law of attraction, and the power of positive thinking, so just keep option A in your mind, and like Nike says: Just Do It!
As a fairly new blogger myself, I decided to put together the top 5 things you need to put in place in order to get your blog up and running in just a few short hours.
1. Choose a domain name (and check to see if it’s available).
When choosing a domain name, be sure to consider your long term goals. Will this be a personal blog or a blog to promote/discuss your business? Either way, you want to be sure to consider the following: the name should either be easy to remember and avoid using numbers and dashes (unless it’s with good reason). For example: wemakekidssmile.com is easier to remember than drsagutosmithcohenberkeley.com. But the first option also describes the type of doctors that you are referring to. Use your best judgment and get a second or third pair of eyes and ears to weigh in before you finalize the name.
TIP: Be sure to go into a site like Bluehost or Go Daddy and type in your domain name into the search field. This will tell you instantly whether or not that name is available (as opposed to just typing it in the web browser).
[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]Christine St.Vil is a FLY mom expert & CEO of Moms ‘N Charge™. A happy wife to an amazing hubby of 8 years, and homeschooling mother of three, she teaches moms how to FLY (First Love Yourself). She uses her corporate background to work with women who are ready to start a new business, accelerate their career growth & design a life they love. She’s on a mission to help moms to battle the mom guilt epidemic, so they can begin to put themselves first on their never-ending list of priorities. Sign up at MomsNCharge.com for her FREE audio: The Truth About Mom Guilt: 3 Tips to Getting Over it so You Can FLY (First Love Yourself).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]