Starting a blog is the easiest and the best way to share your knowledge with the world. Blogging could also be a great way to make some money by sharing your thoughts, experience, and skills. You could also use blogging to promote your product, services, or business solution to users worldwide. If you are passionate about fishing and would love to start a blog on it, here is how you could go ahead with it and create a fishing blog.
Find Your Why
Without a strong passion, it is challenging to keep going with something. This holds all the more true if you are exploring a creative pursuit like blogging. To ensure the success of your blog, you would have to find your why and make that the crux of your blog. If you are used to a fishing lifestyle and would love to share your thoughts with the world, you could write about topics that make your lifestyle vibrant, engaging, and challenging. Giving your readers a glimpse of your world through your worlds would be exciting and rewarding.
If you are dealing with one particular niche about fishing, you could pick a blog name that reflects this. That way, your readers would know what to expect from the blog. Besides, it would also help you with the keyword ranking on search engines and bring in like-minded readers from across the world to your website. Spend ample time creating a list of blog names, pick the brandable ones, and see if the domain name is available. Register the domain name and get started with your blogging. Remember the unique the name and the relevance it holds to your content, the easier it would be to brand, promote, and increase its reach.
Pick the Right Platform
There are a lot of blogging platforms that you could use to start your fishing blog journey. While the traditional approach would be to go with Blogger, WordPress and Medium continue to gain popularity and have a higher user base. If you are someone without a lot of website design experience but would love to have a professional-looking blog, you should opt for WordPress. WordPress is easy to customize and lets you design the blog to match your taste and theme. Besides the thousands of free themes, you can also pick a free wordpress.com domain name for your blog until you buy the .com domain.
WordPress has numerous plugin options available. Optimizing the website for SEO and enabling social share plugins will be an easy and seamless task. In other words, you could create a professional-looking blog, optimize it for search engines, and monetize it without the help of certified professionals.
Read About Blogging
While blogging is all about sharing your thoughts and interacting with your audience, you could use some professional tips to make the blog more engaging. There are a lot of certification courses available online that would share the best practices on blogging with you. Besides that, you could also research fellow bloggers who are writing about fishing to see the kind of topics they cover, the engagement, the design they have chosen, etc.
It would also help if you get a certification in blog optimization and learn the nuances of image and video editing and content marketing. Having additional knowledge could help you increase the quality of your content, user engagement, and reach. The users would see that you know what you are talking about and not creating and sharing content out of thin air.
Focus on creating original content that strikes a chord with your reader. Once you have identified your niche and have built a blog around it, stick to it. Use this space to build thought leadership. A fishing blog could cover the nuances of fishing while speaking about the ideal climate to go fishing. But that does not mean you delve deep into other topics relating to weather, climate, and science. This would diversify the audience, and your regular patrons could lose interest.
However, if you wish to cover a wide range of topics and still limit the topic to fishing, you could build multiple categories in the blog like fishing equipment, fishing climate, the types of fish, the right time to go fishing, etc. You could also have a vlog or a video blog included where you can occasionally post fishing videos and share your knowledge in the form of a video.
There are numerous interest groups online which you could join to share your fishing wisdom. Use this platform to market and promote your content once you create a blog. If you are a part of a fishing club or a fishing community, you could do an email marketing campaign sharing the link to the blog every time you make a new post. This would alert the readers and build an initial reader base. You could also have a subscribe option on your blog where readers who chanced upon your blog through search engine results can receive updates and continue to stay engaged with the blog.
Starting a blog is seamless. But it requires passion and dedication. Even if you are doing it as a hobby, it is important for you to build a content creation calendar and post blogs regularly. This would give your readers something to interact and engage with on a regular basis and build a habit of visiting your blog. An engaged audience is a key to a successful blog.
While it is acceptable to research blog topics and read other blogs for references, you should plagiarise or spin an article under no circumstance. This would impact your search engine rankings and impact your reputation as a credible blogger. So, spend ample time brainstorming and researching ideas and get started. Do not worry. You can always edit the blogs once it is published, so go ahead and start creating your blog today. Were these tips helpful in starting your fishing blog? Do let us know in the comments section. We would love to see the links to your blog too!