I was contemplating what I should write as my first “official” blog and after thinking about it I figured running a blog is a pretty nerdy thing to do so why not write about that!
When I decided to start this blog I had no idea on how much work it was going to be. Now do not get me wrong I am committed to the success of talkingnerdy.org. I was just under some silly misconceptions on what it takes to get one up and running and recognized. How much work you ask? Well it all depends on what it is you wish to use it for. If you are using it as a journal or diary then there is very little to be done past setting up a account on your blogging platform of choice and sending a link to everyone you wish to share it with.
However if you strive to fulfill your narcissistic desires of conquering the world then there is much much more to consider, create, and implement.
- Decide what it is you wish to blog about. Flora and fauna of Azeroth is a good topic.
- Research the many blogging platforms. You can find a good guide at lifehacker.com.
- Find a place to host your creation. (some platforms offer free hosting)
- Register a domain name or create an alias that conveys your blogging concept. For example azerothlife.org has a good ring to it.
- Create artwork to make your blog look pretty. I mean who wouldn’t like a picture of a murloc?
- Setup a presence on social media sites. Don’t forget to post that murloc banner on your Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ account!
- Have a road-map of topics you wish to blog about in advance. I would suggest having at least 2 weeks worth of blog topics. Anybody up for a 14 part expose on murloc husbandry?
- Train a couple of pets… ahem… I mean recruit a couple friends to contribute so you do not have to do all the work yourself.
- Annoy your friends and family with frequent posts about the blog to feed you ever growing ego.
As you can see there is a lot of work that goes into a successful blog and I hope Talking Nerdy finds just a little bit of success.
Until next time Nerds! For the Horde!
Richard Keen, Jr.