said 1 year, 3 months ago:
The biggest step is the first one — getting the gumption to open the blog account. Don’t spend a lot of time worrying about self-hosting and such — all that can be taken care of later. You just have to get going. Others have given you advice on how to link to your web site, etc. So I’ll give you basics. 1. Open the account. Just follow the directions of the blogging platform you choose.
The second step should come first, but it often stops the process from happening at all.
2. Create an editorial calendar. Make a list of your favorite categories (which you know from your newsletter experience) and come up with 50 potential post topics.
3. Write at least 10 of them.
4. Start posting twice a week, while you work on the other 40 posts.
Somewhere in the middle of this list you will find your voice and best audience and you may ditch the rest of your list . .. at least for the time being.
But that’s good news. It’s means you are a BLOGGER!
From this point, you will be finding your own way, exploring photos, videos, widgets, plug-ins, interacting with other blogs and bloggers.
Let the games begin.