So what about this blog?

Many of you might be wondering why I started this blog, and didn’t directly start with the blog on my website.
Let me give you a couple of reasons:

1. The development of a website takes a lot of time. Now I have these ideas, I want to start NOW!

2. Starting it all on my own will certainly not give the same result as doing this with help and advice of others.

3. With this blog I’m able to start already a community, even before my website is online.

You might see this blog as my pre-website. It will be about building a website and starting a community from scratch. Now you might think that this is all very nice, but at the end I will have developed the website, and that will be that. End of story.
Let me explain why that isn’t exactly true. I expect that the audience of the eventual website might be slightly different from the audience of this blog. The main topic of this blog is the creation of a website and everything that comes with it, so the main audience will probably be persons who would like to do the same, or who already did it. The main audience of the website will be interested in one of the main topics of the website, as stated in post What do I have to tell.

What you will notice is that there’s a grey zone. In this blog, I will also discuss content of the website, so there might also be posts about photography, writing and travelling. And on the other hand, on the website there will be topic “Web development” which is actually some kind of continuation of this blog. So you see that the two flow in each other.

When the website is up and running, this blog won’t be abandoned, it’ll only be continued on another place on the web.

Another reason for starting this blog first is because I need to get a routine. For the website I will need to be able to provide content at a regular base. That content will involve first of all the blog posts, but also articles and photos. As this is the first time I do something like this, I have no idea on how time consuming this will become.
So therefore, I decided to publish a new blog post on this blog every Friday. That’s a fixed schedule where I’ll stick to. In the meanwhile, I have still the time to post photos and articles on an irregular schedule to other websites (they will of course be mentioned here). Once I get used to the “blog schedule”, I might be able to have a better idea on how to fix the other schedules too, so my audience can be sure of new content on a regular base.

As I said before, this is the first time I jump into such a project, so hints, tips and advice are always more than welcome!


Annabel Candy said...

Great way to get started. As you say, you'll be getting in the habit of regular writing. Because you're writing regularly your writing will get better and I think you'll learn from writing the blog too.

Hopefully you'll get feedback from readers here and have a chance to think more carefully about who will be reading your website, what information they'll be looking for and how you can best present it to them in a way that will make then want to visit the site again.

My advice it to think carefully about your goals and plan, plan, plan to avoid costly and time-consuming mistakes. If you have any specific questions feel free to email me and I'll be happy to help if I can.

Keep up the great work!

Waldorf27 said...

Hey Annabel,

Thanks a lot for your comment, I'll certainly keep your tips in mind!

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