I just started my blog about 2 seconds ago. Here’s a few things I learned:
1. Pick a Blog Host. I personally like wordpress. That’s why I picked it. It seems to have the best options. It’s free. It’s easy. Etc. There are other ones out there too like blogger, iblog, myspace, and more. Save yourself the time of looking at all the hosts and blog with wordpress – its the best.
2. Name Your Blog. Pick a name that describes you and/or your blog. It doesn’t have to be the most creative name, but being catchy never hurt either. Make a list of possible names and google search to see if it’s taken and what other people are blogging about with similar names. Finally, just pick something and go with it. I thought the college kid was neat and so I went with it, and I’m sure that down the road I’ll grow to become quite fond of the name. And likely the same will happen with your blog name.
3. Blog. Really, its that easy. There are a lot of things that you can do to your blog to make it snazzy, but that can wait. The first thing to do is to start writing – it is the reason you started a blog any way. When you write, write about what you like, it’s more interesting that way. And write in a way that other people will want to read it, so be nice, be interesting, be creative. Add something to the bloggisphere. This is your chance to let your voice be heard, so post away!
I hope this helps you get started on blogging, it helped me. This is only my second blog, and so it helped me get over the “just start blogging phase.” And I hope it does the same for you.