Becoming a Beginning Blogger
Being a writer fascinates me despite knowing what it takes to be published. Journalism is also fascinating to me, but getting the story may take longer than it did for Gary Webb. He is popular now because of Kill the Messenger despite being pronounced dead in 2004. Becoming a beginning blogger isn’t real journalism.
You can’t live beyond your words if you are a writer that has been published. Your words can live forever if it meets an audience. I was interested in becoming a beginning blogger with that interest directing me towards journalism, but I don’t wish to be like him. Believe in democracy, and support elected officials.
Be Truthful Accurate
Let your words be guided by truth but be kind is my motto. If someone is offended by your words then take a look at them if you blog. Right now social media is changing people’s minds on topics many people used to trust. Trust is still there in those who research what they read despite controversy being online.
At this time I am staying away from being controversial.Maybe I could just show people little tips and tricks into becoming a blogger with reach. I have spent a lot of time reading on the topics of blogging advertising and writing. I am not the best in any one of those fields but I do know some things.
Link with Social Media
YouTube is good to be on if you are a blogger looking to trend online in some way. You may not be an entertainer though you could become more popular through social media or blogging. Facebook is a platform I only use for personal reasons now. Twitter is influencing electoral votes like no other social medium.
In my research, I learned the best platform for a beginning blogger like I was would be WordPress. I built websites before from templates and learned a little bit about HTML which is now kind of an outdated topic. There are many types of coding which I don’t understand like Python for instance. You don’t need to know much more than HTML if you ever wish to customize the look of a post on WordPress.
Some people learned WordPress from library books after spending a lot of money buying books on relevant topics. The reason I don’t purchase WordPress books is they aren’t really necessary after a little bit of time online. Lynda.com is available as a learning resource through my library’s website.
Lynda.com is excellent as a learning school for almost any topic a blogger or someone interested in online life would ever need. You can learn how to stream online anything which is possible to stream such as with OBS. I have OBS downloaded onto my computer which is free video streaming software.
I have made YouTube movies using Movie Maker which I downloaded for free from the Microsoft website. It usually comes in a bundle in your windows computer operating system by the way. Not having spent much time on YouTube I still learned how to navigate so I could publish movies on my own channel.
The basics of becoming a followed blogger are, to begin with, your own blog until your work is good enough to get you invited to other blogs. I am featured on another blog site despite not being a real journalist or published writer. A real trick to becoming a new blogger really is to begin somewhere.