I've had nearly a hundred people write me, after having seen the segment on ABC, to ask me how to start a blog. I don't have time to answer everyone so I thought I'd tell you what I know about blogs (not much) here.
First, keep in mind, I only started my blog four months ago and a rock probably knows more about computers than I do.
I'm sure there are many ways to start a blog. One way is to click on the "create blog" link in the top right corner of my blog. Then simply follow the steps.
That's the easy part. Now, you have to come up with interesting things about which to write. That's still pretty easy.
The hard part is getting people to read your blog. I have no idea how you go about doing that, but knowing my awesome readers, they'll write their tips, advice, and experiences in the comments of this post. Check them out. I honestly just got lucky. I placed an auction on Ebay accompanied with a little story and people read it and passed it along. People asked me if I had blog and I directed them here. Before that auction, I got around 5 hits to my blog everyday. I made a couple pennies on my ads every day. That's it.
How do you find people to advertise on your blog? Again, I'm actually not a good one to ask. People found me and asked if they could advertise on my blog.
BlogHerAds is seeking high-quality blogs with women-focused audiences as they add new premium networks and expand their existing topics:
Parenting (Mommy and Daddy bloggers are welcome)
What is BlogHer looking for in ad network members??
You blog regularly (2-3 times a week)
Your blog is at least 90 days old
Your blog is public
Your blog adheres to our editorial standards
You have a passion for blogging and are ready to get paid :)
...and that's pretty much it! No referrals necessary and no minimum monthly page views required!
In fact, BlogHerAds is running a little demographic survey right now. If you see it toward the top right of this blog, take a minute to click on it and answer the quick, anonymous questions. The survey will be active every day until October 20th.
The survey link is here. Thank you!
If you're planning on starting a blog to make some money, give it a shot. It doesn't hurt anything to try, right? Just keep in mind that I'm only making money from advertising because I get tens of thousands of hits a day.
Sorry, I'm not more helpful. I'm afraid the popularity of this blog, came about in an unusual way.