How and when to start a blog

itzami profile image Rui Sousa ・Updated on ・2 min read

I'm on the verge of finishing my Gatsby blog (edit: it's actually finished now, take a look and I want to leave some tips to anyone who might be looking to have or build their own blog as well

What's the right tool? πŸ› οΈ

It doesn't really matter, really, at least that's what I believe in. If when developing your blog a new tool is released, don't feel tempted to change.
Finish your project first and then re-evaluate to see if there's a need for a change.

The options 🎟️

The major difference between the two fields of options are the level of customization. Build the entire blog will give you more control but if:
πŸ”ΈContent is all that matters πŸ‘‰ Hasnode or https://t.co/9oNfUudQyK
πŸ”ΈYou want to control everything πŸ‘‰ Gastsby or Nextjs

The Design 🎨

If you're coding your own blog, designing it might be intimidating. If you lack ideas or just aren't very good with Design, search for ideas on Dribbble.
Keep your blog simple at start and add new stuff once the foundation is there.
Just remember to make it your own

What to write πŸ“

It's your blog, write about whatever. Nowadays people focus too much on having a platform that brings them revenue but that's a bad focus, specially when starting.
Write about code, food, books, ...
The people that stick around are the valuable ones

When to start πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Now it's the perfect time.
I'm sure you have some ideas so pick one and go for it. I'm sure I'm not going to regret having a blog and I'm sure you won't as well.

Hopefully this was the push that some of you were needing πŸ‘‹

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