When to Start a Blog? An Important Question to Ask!

You are trying to determine when to start a blog! Congratulations for being one of the few people that ask this question. When to start a blog is an important part of the equations. However, there is no set formula for deciding when is the best time to start a blog.

Nevertheless, the simplest answer is sooner versus later.

Why is this recommended? Because a blog can take time to build. Therefore, it can take time to build an audience. Until you have an audience, you are basically just talking to yourself. Laugh out loud. It can be a bit lonely building page after page. However, once your site starts getting traffic, your visitors will appreciate the warm cozy feel that your content provides.

However, your blog topic is a factor that can help you determine when to start a blog.

For example, if you intend to use your blog as a primary source of income, clearly the blog must be started well before you need the income. Therefore, if you want to start a “travel blog” and use it as your source of income. You will want to start the blog as soon as possible. While you are traveling around the world is not when to start the blog! However, you must figure out the income strategy before you depart.

Your blog’s goal is another factor that must be considered.

Similarly, if you have an idea for a product that will take time to create, you should start the blog sooner versus later. In this way, you can build an audience that can benefit from the product you intend to sell. Therefore, starting the blog well in advance can be beneficial. If you need help determining your blog’s ultimate goal, download our free eBook entitled, “How to Start a Blog.”

When to start a blog is after you have blog content.

I have started numerous blogs over the years. The one suggestion that I will make to a newbie is to start the blog before you launch the platform. The blog is the content! A blog platform with no content is like a store with empty shelves – boring and useless.

After you have learned the blogging basics also answers when to start a blog?

I recommend learning the blogging basics when you start a blog. In this way, your blog can start building an audience sooner versus later. And then later, you will need to make fewer website optimization corrections.

You can Google and YouTube “How to Start a Blog” and find answers to just about everything. However, the trick is knowing what questions to ask! When you start your first blog, you do not know what to look for until after you have been doing it wrong for months. As a result, you lose a lot of time and energy just trying to figure out what you have done wrong.

There is an art to starting a successful blog. Click here to enroll in our online “How to Start a Blog” Course.


Vickie Carr · November 22, 2017 at 6:12 pm

Fantastic Post on Blogging. So many do it wrong.

Lyn · November 22, 2017 at 10:33 pm

Hi Vickie!

Thanks, I am glad you enjoyed the post. Many people are starting their blogs incorrectly. The Art of Blogging Course teaches everyone how to start it right.


trofCoca · November 30, 2017 at 7:18 am

Fantastic website. Plenty of useful info here. I am sending it to several friends and also sharing.

Lyn · November 30, 2017 at 5:08 pm

Hey! Thanks for commenting and sharing!

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