The Art of Blogging

Hello, everyone.

Two of my classmates, Bethany and Kelsie, are making a newspaper in co-op. Here is one of my articles I wrote for them!

When Bethany asked me to write an article about how hard it is to keep up with a blog, my first thought was, “it’s not really that hard for me.” But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that while I have gotten used to a regular blogging schedule, it does take effort to run a blog. You have to either ask the owner of that image you found on the internet if you can use it, or else you have to link back to their website. Even though I’m not a fan of Grammar at all, you need to know it to run a good blog. And spelling too. Pay attention the little read squiggly lines. It’s not that hard to fix typos! It helps to have a laptop and good typing skills. Maybe you are better at typing on phones than I am, but even typing up a post on the iPad can make me frustrated. It is much easier to type up a post on a laptop or desktop, and I find that the faster I can type, the more apt I am to write longer and better posts. Phones are nice for taking a quick picture, but spending 100-150 dollars on a nice digital camera can really improve the looks of your blog.

And time, you’ll definitely need time. Don’t just start a blog on a whim. Think where you can get the time to write a post. Don’t just think that ten minutes is enough to write a blog post. I agree that you could have time to write a twenty word post about your cool shirt in ten minutes, but writing tiny posts about cool shirts probably won’t get your blog anywhere.  Think about what you’d like your blog to be about. Sports? Photography? Writing and stories? Baking? Or maybe you just want your blog to be a mix of all of the above, with a few extremely random posts thrown in. That’s basically what my blog is, and I have so much fun writing posts on it.

My blog doesn’t have thousands of followers, and I don’t have a super fancy DSLR camera to take pictures with. I don’t have my own domain name either, but I’m fine with that. However, my blog does have posts that I like to look back on. (And yes, posts from a few years back that I cringe at when I re-read them) It has posts that I want to publish. Not twenty word posts about cool shirts. Don’t think that it’s anywhere near amazing. It’s just a little blog about my life. If I blogged like I did two years ago, I’m not sure how happy I’d be with it. I learned a lot about blogging in two years. You may write a good blog and not get any readers for the first several months, or you may write a good blog and get over a hundred followers in the first year.  But to tell you the truth, I’m happy with my little corner of the internet just how it is. I don’t need 1,000 followers or my own domain name. I just have fun blogging.

Ta-da! How did you like it? 🙂


57 thoughts on “The Art of Blogging

      1. Aright. So, you want to keep things simple. Don’t have a huge photo header and then tiled photo background. If you do want a designed background, make sure to search for ‘seamless’ or ’tileable’ backgrounds, so that when you put it on your blog it looks like it’s all one piece. Another thing to do is when you are looking for background/clipart on the web, make sure that they are free to use. I like using Bing images because there’s a filter you can set if you want to use it. (Click on the license dropdown)
        PicMonkey and Canva are both great graphic design sites. They have tons of clipart/graphics and a really nice format.
        It’s also nice to keep a theme throughout the blog. Say typewritters or something. (
        If you want your blog to look really sleek and nice, you can make a white background and a white header, with a nice font (
        There’s a few tips! 😀


  1. I love this post! Speaking of blogs, I know you’re into blog designing, and I am designing a blog for a friend and I was wondering if you would check it out and see how it looks to you. Its supposed to be a modern business blog/website. The pages aren’t done, but please check out the layout and theme and tell me if its ‘modern’ like it’s supposed to be or not. Sorry for such the long comment! 😕 the address is http://www.alanasseramassite.wordpress. com . Thanks!

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      1. Okay! Thanks…I’ll make a nice header/logo on adobe illustrator, I just haven’t had the chance lately. Thanks again for looking in over!


      2. Its a styalized AS for ‘Alana’s Seramas’. I think I’ll add a bar across the ‘A’ so it looks more like an A. Thanks!


    1. Well, I also was going to add that you shouldn’t try to hard… you know what I mean? Like you should just have fun, too! And your blog is really like that! It’s really easy to comment on like: “AWWWWWWW!!!! PIGLETS!!!! 😀 :O 😀 :O” Hehe! XD Which is great! Also, you reply to all the comments and are SUPER friendly! 🙂 And funny. 😉

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  2. I love this article! I have the exact opinion on blogging. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how many followers you have or if you have a Pro Camera, what matters the most is to make it count and express your feelings. People fill follow you because you’re unique!

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