The Blogging Process

I am completely new to blogging. In fact, this blog is not even a few weeks old. I have no writing background. In fact, I worked in healthcare all my adult life. But I knew for about a year that I wanted to start a blog. I wanted to start a blog as a way to share and heal after a tumultuous last five years. I also wanted to inspire and help others to live a better life. I want today to share a few tools that have been helping me as a beginner blogger.

I love WordPress. In the beginning stages a year ago of thinking of even starting a blog, I researched google incessantly, looking for the best blogging platform that was cheap and easy to use. Review after review recommended WordPress. It was economical and easy to use. So I signed up. I paid under $50 for my domain name, hosting and blogging platform. With WordPress, everything is all streamlined. I use the personal plan, since I’m starting out, but may upgrade down the road depending on blog traffic.

Let me also add, that I have pretty basic computer skills. I have no programming experience. All I knew was that I wanted to blog and write. I needed a blogging platform that was easy to set up and get started. I opened WordPress and then in a separate tab in my browser, opened up YouTube. I then watched this video on how to set up my first WordPress blog. In about an hour, I was ready to blog.

I tend to write in bursts during the day. I may type out several posts in a few hours. Another great thing about WordPress is the functionality to type and set your posts to publish at different dates. I started using this feature on my posts and it helps me stay organized.

The writing process for me is simple. I carry a couple of notebooks and pens in my purse to jot down ideas. Once I get home, I start typing. I love that WordPress has an app for Mac, so I can just click the app and start typing. Here are my favorite writing tools. I love gel pens since they write super smooth.

Apple MacBook Pro 13″ Retina Display

 KACO Retractable Gel Ink Pens, 0.5mm

Moleskine Cahier Soft Cover Journal, Large

What writing tools do you love to use?

2 Replies to “The Blogging Process”

  1. In answer to you question . i use a simple note pad and pen. I also run a public and a private WordPress. The private one is for ideas to do lists and a diary. Welcome to the world of self publishing. It can be quiet addictive. WordPress is a very nice content management system. Regards Neil

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