The internet is heavily saturated with personal blogs.
Luckily, anyone can start a personal blog of their own if they really wanted to (The tricky part is maintaining their personal blog).
The truth is that personal blogging is not complicated (It is just that a large percentage of personal bloggers are inexperienced in the area of blogging; this can lead to bloggers learning the proverbial ropes via the trial and error method).
Also, too many personal bloggers tend to worry about the welfare of their personal blogs (This is natural due to the fact that most personal bloggers would like other people to view their blog posts).
If you are a viewer who is not a blogger, you might not understand what the fuss is all about.
Whereas, those people who have actually started a personal blog of their own, will be in a much better position to relate to what I am about to say about this thing that is known as, “Personal blogging.”
So, to make things easy for the viewer who is not a blogger and the person who is new to personal blogging, I am going to break things down ― I will present things in a simplified manner.
What Is A Personal Blog?
A personal blog is a blog that a person creates for the purpose of:
- Sharing their personal thoughts online.
- Sharing their photos online.
- Sharing their videos online.
- Sharing the types of things that they are genuinely interested in online.
Everyone has some type of message that they would like to convey (And, personal blogging is perfect for that).
How Do You Go About Creating A Personal Blog?
Creating a personal blog is easy; simply choose one of the following blogging platforms:
- WordPress (WordPress.com or WordPress.org)
You will see something along the lines of “Create Your Blog” or “Create Your Website or “Get Started”; click on it and you would be prompted to add an email account and a password for your personal blog.
In regards to WordPress.org (the self-hosted version of WordPress), you will have to purchase a plan from a web hosting provider; such as:
Most people who go for the self-hosted option usually have an idea as to how to set up their personal blogs.
If you know nothing about setting up a personal blog, a customer service representative might talk you through the process or set it up for you.
Can Bloggers Make Money With Their Personal Blogs?
Yes, bloggers can make money by using their personal blogs.
In regards to WordPress.com (the WordPress-hosted version), you will have to say, “Goodbye” to your subdomain and upgrade to a domain.
Whereas, with Blogger, you can monetize your blog (in spite of it being a subdomain) by signing up for AdSense.
Do keep in mind, that each blogging platform has its own requirements in regards to making money with blogs; they will differ from each other.
A personal blogger can make money with their blog by:
- Including an affiliate link in the content of their blog post.
- Monetizing their WordPress personal blog with WordAds.
- Writing sponsored posts.
I would like to state for the record, that the amount of money that bloggers make from their personal blogs will vary; some will make a measly amount, while others may make a huge sum of money.
Please note, that there is no guarantee that you will make enough money to pay all of your bills or become a multimillionaire.
Also, making money with your personal blog is optional. There are a lot of personal bloggers who do not care about making money with their blogs; their sole purpose is to have fun.
Is It A Good Idea To Start A Personal Blog?
Yes, starting a personal blog is a good idea; especially if the person behind the personal blog wants to:
- Improve their writing.
- Learn more about blogging.
- Share their experiences with others online.
- Display the photos that they have taken.
- Showcase their unique style of arts and crafts.
- Write reviews.
- Write about whatever it is that they have on their mind.
If you have not started a personal blog already, would you like to do any or all of the things that I mentioned above?
If your answer is “Yes,” starting a personal blog of your own would be a wonderful way to express yourself and showcase your talent.
Is Personal Blogging Suited For Everyone?
The truth is that personal blogging is not for everyone.
The following types of people should stay away from personal blogging:
- The person who is too lazy to publish articles consistently on their personal blog.
- The person who is too lazy to publish photographs on their personal blog; such as in the case of a blog that falls within the Photography niche.
- The person who is too lazy to publish videos on their personal blog; such as in the case of a blog that specializes in video-related content.
Blogging involves a lot of hard work; which is the reason why bloggers often refer to it as, “A labour of love.”
If you intend on starting a personal blog, it would be in your best interest to take the time to fill it with the type (or types) of content that you actually love.
Should Personal Bloggers Do SEO?
For the record, it is not mandatory for personal bloggers to optimize their blog posts for search engine optimization.
However, they are free to optimize their blog posts for search engine optimization if they want to.
Whereas, business-related bloggers have no choice in the matter; optimizing their blog posts for search engine optimization is a must!
There is no rocket science involved in personal blogging; it is something that anyone can do.
The only prerequisite is to be fully devoted to your personal blog.
It is also optional to make money with your personal blog and optimize your personal blog posts for search engine optimization.
Where choice is concerned, it is up to the personal blogger to figure out whether or not they will like to keep their blogging process simple or complicated.
And, one must never forget that the main motive behind personal blogging is to have fun while expressing themself online.