While knitting is a solitary endeavor, you don't have to knit alone and you don't even have to join a knitting circle to be a social knitter. These days you can find many knitters online sharing their projects on ravelry and on their own personal blogs. Having a knitting blog is a great way to track your progress over the years and to show your friends what you've been up to. But where to begin? How do you start a knitting blog?
While it may seen that blogging could be quite complicated, but really you don't need to know any code to get started. Follow these simple steps and you'll be well on your way to your first knitting blog.
The Five Quick and Easy Steps to Starting Your Knitting Blog:
1) Choose a blogging platform
Blogger is cheap, customizeable and relatively easy to use. You can have a blog started in an hour. Use that. A lot of people use more complicated software that you can get if you buy your own domain name and purchase web hosting, but it's not crucial. Get used to blogging the cheap and easy way and come back here to learn how to create a custom knitting blog (coming soon) for yourself when you're ready.
2) Choose a name for your blog.
Do yourself a favor and don't use a pun. It's been done a million times before. Choose a name that reflects the goal of your blog and your own interests. Read more about Great Knitting Blog Names (coming soon)
3) Write your first post.
Do a little introduction and mention what you hope to achieve on your blog. Visit here to learn more about what makes a great knitting blog post (coming soon).
See how you like it. Did you like that? Did anybody comment? No? Not yet, don't worry they will.
4) Read other knitting blogs -and comment.
It's no fun talking to yourself. The easiest way to get new readers is to read other peoples blogs and to comment on them. Be sure to return the favor whenever somebody comments on your blog.
5) Keep writing
The best knitting blogs are updated regularly. If you're crazy you can update them every day, but 3 times a week is very effective at generating a regular audience.
This is just the beginning of our guides for beginning knit bloggers. Stay tuned for more of our posts coming soon. Be sure to like our Facebook page, follow us on twitter, and pinterest and get alerted to our newest posts.