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Interactive video lesson plan for: How to Start a Blog

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Have you got something to say and you want the world to hear it? Why not start a blog?

Step 1: Choose a platform
Choose a platform or web host for your blog. There are many sites where you can set up a blog for free.

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Most free hosting sites allow design options so that your blog is not a carbon-copy of all the others. You can also pay a web designer for a custom look.

Step 2: Decide on a theme
Decide on a theme or topic for your blog. It can be super-specific or general commentary, but it should definitely be something you are passionate about.

Step 3: Create content
Create content to post on your blog. Post at least three times a week and keep the word count under 800.

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Pictures, audio, and video spice up the experience for your readers.

Step 4: Promote your content
Promote your content to increase your readership by reading other blogs and posting comments on their posts. Mention your blog in passing without being pushy.

Step 5: Share links
Share links to your blog posts in social-bookmarking sites. Be generous by mentioning other blogs on your blog.

Step 6: Interact with your readers
Interact with the readership that comes to your blog via the comments section. Blogging is a social activity, not just a soapbox. If you want to retain and grow your audience, talk to them.

Step 7: Keep posting
Keep posting. Without new content on a regular basis, readers will stop coming and you'll have to start over again.

Did You Know?
Did you know? According to Nielson Online, there were over 114 million identified blogs on the internet as of 2009.

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