1. Figure out what you want to blog about.In general, what is your blog about? Are you posting bookish things? Food? Fashion? Exercise? Life?
2. Come up with a name.
Make sure that the name is intriguing and conveys what your blog is about. If your blog is named Delicious Food by Nancy, you should probably be a food blogger, not a fashion blogger. Also, make sure that you like it and won't go change it on a whim. You should always keep your blog name the same.
Tip: Make the URL to your blog the same as your blog name. Using the same example as above, it would be www.deliciousfoodbynancy.blogspot.com.
3. Design your blog.
I don't know about you, but if a blog doesn't look professional, I will most likely leave before reading anything. That is how important design is. You want it to be eye-catching, clean, and related to your name and niche. Don't be afraid to learn from other blogs. Use their ideas (though please don't steal their names or exact designs.)
4. Write posts.This is why you started the blog anyway! Figure out how often you want to post and try to keep it consistent.
I am making this into a series, So You Want to be a Blogger. I plan to expand on each of the four points.
A Thank You
Thank you all who took the survey! A lot of you had great tips on design, and I thank you for that! I am trying to keep the essence of the old design along with making it easier to read and cleaner looking. Rest assured, this is not the way it will look once I am done. I am still working on it.