“Superrb blog! Do you have any tips and hihts for aspiring writers?
I’m hopinng to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
Would you propose starting with a free platform like WordPress or
go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m completely confysed
.. Any recommendations? Cheers!”
Hey! I hope you don’t mind me publicly replying to this (maybe there are others that feel the same). Firstly thank you for reading and for showing love!! I hope I can answer you adequately enough.
When I started the blog, it was because I needed other people to see my work, respond to it, I was craving that writer – reader interaction that you don’t get if you’re the only person you know that actually wants to read half crazy poems and nonsense ramblings! It was also an outlet, a distraction (at that time) but the best kind.
The decision itself was spontaneous, I had been thinking about ways in which I could reach out to people and connect to other writers, like writing forums, but one day I just thought fuck it, adrenaline kicked in and it all happened from there.
I chose WordPress because I knew someone that used it, I didn’t know how to do anything at first. I started off with the free platform, my original url was elenachristinacatarina.wordpress.com which was way too long, but I didn’t think about buying the current one until I was more experienced with how to host a website.
Do whatever you feel is best for you, no one knows it all before they start so just take things as they come and you’ll learn on the way.
You’re not an ‘aspiring writer’, you are a writer!!!! Be honest about yourself, with yourself, with your emotions and your experiences and don’t feel afraid to put your work out there. Be passionate about everything you create. There is a reader for anything and everything, and sharing your work will only help you improve, not only in skill but in confidence! So connect with readers and writers over whatever platform you choose and ask for feedback, constructive criticism, but enjoy the fact that your work is being read and received! Cultivate your voice and be brave, you got this :D
also if you need a second opinion but don’t want to publish work just yet – feel free to send it to me email@example.com :D