Where do I blog?
I want to blog (anonymous) therapeutic sessions with positive outcomes to help support the breakdown of the stigma often associated with psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic process.
Blogger is also a good place to blog. Personally I put in some time and created a Wordpress site. Let me know if you would like more details.
You can create a FREE blog on wordpress.com, weebly.com, blogspot.com, tumblr.com.
I would start with a Wordpress site and connect it to social media outlets or platforms in the industry that publish articles..
Hi Angela; so blogging is done on any number of tools such as Google Blogger or Tumblr to name two. Once you identify the tool, you being to post/crhonicle your thoughts. Building a blog is one thing. Just like a website, building it doesn't mean people can find you.
You tag your blog with keywords i.e. hashtags #bipolar, #schizophrenia, #therapy, #familywellness etc. that relates to what you are talking about. This is SEO optimization.
Your responsibility then comes to promote your blog. Doing posts on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Linkedin, etc with links to your blog and a subject heading may increase awareness and drive readership. Completing press releases and posting on Free wires will also help promote your blog. Creating a section of your website where the latest blog feed is highlighted also increases awareness. I also recommend doing a thorough competitive review of all blogs and forums that discuss the same subject matter you intend to cover. Post comments and provide a link back to your blog so others can discover you.
But just creating a blog isn't the trick. The trick is getting people to come to it and read and comment.
I'd second (or third) the wordpress recommendation. You may have a tiny bit of expense at the start, but you'll more than make up for it with the amount of control that you have over your site & not having to worry about all of the parameters set by some of the free sites. It would be great to tie them somehow into FB so that others benefit from the services you are offering & to lessen the stigma even more.
Wordpress is a good place to start with many free tutorials to walk you through the project of setup. Or for more professional results look to web designer to set it up and walk you through using the interface.
I recommend that you only use a blog which you own. That is the only way to have control over the content.
If you want to guest post, you can google "[topic] blog" or search on site such as AllTop.com for authority blogs in your area of expertise to get started. You will have a byline that direct people back to your blog or your list building opt-in landing page to grow your own audience.
What is the nature of what you'll be posting and who is your audience?
If you're looking for something out of the box, for a small amount you can start a blog on Squarespace which includes SEO, hosting, analytics, meaning you can focus on just the content.
If you want to DIY it, and get the experience of doing the non-content pieces more from scratch Wordpress is definitely the way to go.
there are several sites to post your blog - blogger.com wordpress.com blog.com tumblr.com http://9rules.com/submit/ thoughts.com wix.com jimdo.com vox.com wattpad.com
Create a pseudo character to blog and grab a website on go-daddy (wordpress, drupal, etc) or if this is just a little hobby grab one of those free websites like at wordpress.org.
I often get asked the question, where should I build my blog. And it's always an instant response for me to say Wordpress. So I want to put together a few things I always say to people and hope it helps you. Naturally, if you are able to put together your own great blog, then it will be easy for you to get guest blog posts on other influencers sites. So the route to blogging around therapy would be to establish your own homebase of influence.
Here's 7 reasons why I'd make Wordpress that homebase.
1. Wordpress is free to work with, reducing the barrier to entry for everyone.
2. You can buy great 'Premium Themes' to give your website a great look should you not like the free themes available. Typically these may cost $30- $50.
3. You can access incredibly good value Wordpress Developers who can build out your website for you, help install the relevant plugins, site-maps, SEO tools. This stuff isn't rocket science and you could learn 95% of all you will need to do, by asking questions of this develop or picking up some tutorials yourself.
4. You're never locked in to a developer if they don't deliver, go AWOL, decide to get a full time job or end up being flaky. There are so many developers familiar with Wordpress that if one person let's you down, you can pick from the hundreds of thousands other developers available globally. (We can help you if you're looking for a reliable route).
5. These developers LOVE to create plugins. Plugins that if you were to hire someone to develop bespoke for you, would cost tens and hundreds of thousands of pounds to get coded. Save the money and get a free plugin. Or buy a subscription based model. Don't need plugins? I challenge you to come to me saying there's not a plugin you need and I'll discover dozens you do!
6. 19% of all websites globally are built in Wordpress. That's a lot of websites. By all means, ignore conventional wisdom if you want to...7. It's easy to set up Wordpress. So easy, I've made you a video on how to do it in 15 minutes.
Hope that's helpful Angela- drop me a note if I can help any further.
Thanks a lot,
Wordpress is a great way to blog. I agree with Joseph and Adam and Julie. You can create a whole website with your blog and then link your social media profiles to it to reach the maximum abpmount of people. Don't forget to use keywords in your posts so people can search for your writing. Hope this helps!
I think it is important to be comfortable with what you are using. There are many blogging platforms but you have to use the right one for you. You will find this article called, "What Kind Of Blogging Platform Should I Use?" helpful in choosing a blogging platform that is right for you. To read it go here: http://moneytobemade.ucoz.com/blog/what_kind_of_blogging_platform_should_i_use/2013-08-16-85
Find linkedin groups specific to your topic and post there. You can reach a vast audience that way.