When Should You Start a Blog?

And considerations for blogging.

Jyssica Schwartz
Write Out Loud
Published in
4 min readNov 25, 2020

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Have you been thinking about starting a blog for forever? Or maybe you have shared your thoughts, lessons, stories, and information in other ways and are ready to move to a more permanent platform with everything in one place.

There are many reasons to start a blog. Blogging can give you exposure to build your business/brand, make you money, inspire people, and more.

Initial Blog Considerations

When you’re thinking about starting your blog, it is crucial to consider a few specific points.

  • The niche/main topics you plan to cover : This will help you decide where to host your blog and help you streamline a design to fit that industry.
  • Your blogging platform: There are a ton of options, with the three most popular right now being WordPress, Medium, and Blogger. [Here is a review of all 3 I put together.]
  • Type of Writing: What kind of writing will you be doing? Copywriting, fiction, informational writing, etc.? Knowing this helps you narrow your focus and get started.
  • How much time and money you will spend: Some blogging platforms are free and/or require minimal work (like Medium), and others can be free OR cost money (depending on what you want) but are much more work to initially design (like WordPress).
  • Do you want to make money with your blog? There are many ways to make money with a blog, such as affiliate links, ads, and even just using it as exposure and to generate leads/drive traffic to your business to turn readers into customers. This decision will help you decide what blogging platform and monetization to use.

When to Start Your Blog

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Jyssica Schwartz
Write Out Loud

Manging editor. entrepreneur, writer, editor, cat lover, weirdo, optimist. Author of “Write. Get Paid. Repeat.” & “Concept to Conclusion.” jyssicaschwartz.com