The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Successful Blog
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The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Successful Blog

About the Author

Anna Runyan

Anna is the founder of Classy Career Girl, named by Forbes as one of the top 35 most influential career sites of 2014. She helps millions of women design and launch their dream careers, businesses and lives through her website, online courses and social media channels.

Comments (23)

anjali - September 21, 2016

Thanks Anna..for sharing your experience but i just want to know that as i dont have any particualr topic about blogs. Is it ok to write blogs on random topics not interlinked to one another???

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    Anna Runyan - September 21, 2016

    Hi Anjali! I would recommend one overall topic and then your articles fit into that one bigger topic. There should be one overall theme. Hope that helps.

Julia - January 31, 2017

These are fantastic tips! I especially appreciate the comment about SEO. We are still trying to figure out SEO & have installed yoast for wordpress. It seems user friendly and hitting the green light is a great feeling! Also, sometimes we can be so hard on ourselves that our blog isn’t perfect so definitely feel the importance of not trying to be perfect! Just be true and let it flow.

xx Julia

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Susan - February 25, 2017

I’m struggling with getting traffic to the site. Love all your tips and I feel like I’m using them all, but not sure what I’m missing. Thanks for the information.

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Sarah Martin - February 25, 2017

Thank you so much for the awesome tips!!

Sarah

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June - March 6, 2017

Very interesting Anna. Trying to get up my courage to start a blogg.
June

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    Anna Runyan - March 6, 2017

    Go for it!! Best decision I ever made! 🙂

Holly - March 26, 2017

I’ve been wanting to start a blog for about 6 months or longer and I read this article yesterday and got on the ball. I have very poor computer skills, but I published my first blog today. I hope you read it and comment. Thanks so much

Holly

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Holly - March 26, 2017

I’m sorry I thought it would leave my Pinterest name! Right
Holldanbloggers.com

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    Anna Runyan - March 26, 2017

    Congrats!! Way to take quick action and make it happen!! I’ll check it out!

Amber - April 13, 2017

This was great information! I have been blogging for 2 years and have had a hard time getting subscribers, think its time to switch some things up 🙂

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Helen Gregory - May 2, 2017

Great advice and tips thank you Anna 🙂

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Tina - May 8, 2017

I have been looking at a lot pins about starting a blog. This was the first one I read word for word. I didn’t fog over and start skimming like with others. It definitely made your point about content. I will definitely be reading more from you.

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Nicole - May 30, 2017

Thanks so much for these tips, Anna! I have recently (like in the last couple of months) started toying with the idea of starting a blog. The main thing stopping me was that I don’t really “enjoy” writing, though I LOVE helping people. Reading your suggestion about creating one great article a week seems SUPER feasible to me!! Staying consistent and planning ahead will make that even better 🙂 I will definitely be following your advice and get started with planning. Now, to come up with a great name… 😉

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Debbie - July 2, 2017

I’m thinking about starting a blog, truthfully I’m at a loss of things people write about. Do they right about anything? And everything?

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Cierra - July 8, 2017

Great information. I’ve just started blogging this year and it has been a learning experience.

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shailesh shakya - July 15, 2017

I am so lucky that I find your blog from Pinterest. It really helps me to understand that what I need to avoid thinking. Thanks for sharing this informative article.

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McKenna - August 11, 2017

You are a lifesaver! These tips were so helpful in starting my blog!! Thank you!

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Damjan Markovič - September 19, 2017

Fantastic post, thank you! Really extensive list!

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Zaleina @ Simply Zal - November 30, 2017

What an awesome list! Your points were beautifully explained and expressed some of the ups and downs I’ve been experiencing as a new blogger. The point about not comparing your blog to others is very important – with so many other well-established bloggers out there, it’s easy to get discouraged.

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Davey Mark - December 29, 2017

Thanks for the detailed info Anna. Great list!

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