Start a blog in Kenya? Huh? That is not a bad idea.
You look around and see blogs that are doing very well and wish that you owned one! You are in these safe hands, for in this guide I am going to take you through a step by step process that can that will help you set up a blog and have it running.
In fact, you can have a blog running in minutes if you follow these guide.
I have been blogging for a while and I did set up this blog in just two weeks. As of writing this article, this blog was just two month old and already receiving 500 visits a day.
But how do I get started? This question is probably disturbing you at this minute. Just take a cup of coffee and let us begin this journey.
Differences between a Blog and a Website.
But before we look at how to start a blog in Kenya, let us answer one question, what is a blog? And how is it different from a website?
A blog, also known as a weblog is an online journal or informational website displaying information in the reverse chronological order, with latest posts appearing first. It is a platform where a writer or even a group of writers share their views on an individual subject.
Techweez.com, tech-ish.com or even this site are examples blogs.
Individuals such as Victor Matara, Nyakundi and Robert Alai are very well known bloggers in Kenya. What they own are blogs.
A website on the other hand is a collection of publicly accessible, interlinked Web pages that share a single domain name. Websites can be created and maintained by an individual, group, business or organization to serve a variety of purposes.
Think of sites such as safaricom.co.ke or jumia.co.ke, these are examples of websites. Website nowadays have blogs on them that give information periodically.
Why should you start a blog in Kenya in 2019?
There may be many reasons to this. Some for leisure, others to share information but to some, create a means of earning some money.
Whichever the case, starting a blog can keep you busy and at the same time sharpen your writing skills.
I always wrote articles in high school for the press club, though I was not very good in English. I found out that I would write article in books and diaries. When I discovered that, I could share these articles online, the idea to start this blog was born.
But it was not as easy as I thought, I failed so many times. If you want to start a blog in Kenya and succeed immediately, you are in for a rough ride.
From my experiences, I bring you the beginner’s guide to start a blog in Kenya in 2019.
To start a successful blog in Kenya, you need to build a solid foundation. Blogs that are built in rush usually fail to make any impact.
In fact most blogs unless build as a hobby and for leisure, usually fail within a year of launching.
I have been on that route I know.
So how do you prepare?
Follow these steps below.
- Brainstorm Ideas to write about.
- Write at least 10 articles.
- Have a functional credit card.
What do I mean by this? Let us get deeper into this.