Five Baby Steps to Writing Your Own Blog

Leticia Barr
January 13, 2011

If you are an avid reader of blogs, it's time to take the leap and start one of your own! 

Decide what to write about.   There are many types of blogs from the intensely personal ones that chronicle journeys in parenting and document life's milestones to resource blogs and pure review blogs.  Decide which kind you want to be or not. 

Create an account.  Blogger is my blogging platform of choice for free services that are easy to set up.  With a variety of templates to choose from, you can choose a look that's right for you and always look towards more professional blog design somewhere down the road if that's a path you'd like to take.

Figure out if you want your site public or private.  A public site is available for everyone to see who might happen upon it whereas you can maintain privacy on a password-protected site.  Blogger allows both and if one day you decide that your private site should become public, you can choose to share it by clicking a single button.

Write your first post.  The first post always causes writers' block and questions about whether or not to blog in the first place.  Your first post doesn't have to be a profound life work but should be an expression of you.  Don't worry, you can always go back and edit or delete it if you don't like it later!

Click publish!  Voila!  You are a blogger!  Congratulations!

Leticia Barr is a seasoned blogger who writes about technology for children and families at her Tech Savvy Mama site.  She now writes weekly columns for LeapFrog and Mom Blog Magazine and has freelanced for T-Mobile and Early in Leticia's blogging career, she spent a year serving as the original Being Savvy Washington DC City Editor!

From the Parents

  • Parent # 1

    Thanks for the great tips! I agree that it's important to decide what you'll write about, a niche will take you far in the blogging world.

    over a year ago


Similar Articles

  • Measuring Me

    Eliza Clark

    It starts sometimes as early as that precious one-candle celebration, often blooms proudly at the hold-up-two-fingers and "i free!" festivities after that.  And it continues for as far as we parents can see from our perch in the early years.  The j... read more

  • More With Less

    Eliza Clark

    Why is it that having a child means instantly multiplying one's material possessions? Why do babies need so much stuff, and how do young kids accumulate so many toys, knick-knacks, artwork, equipment, school supplies and just... STUFF! It's astound... read more

The Savvy Library

From the educational to the whimsical, our Savvy editors help you explore your world. You can search our 1975 articles by keyword, subject, or date.

Notable Selection

Below you'll find some of the more popular selections from the Savvy Library: