Did you need some PR advice?
That’s awesome. I love my job and I love new opportunities and challenges. Shoot me an email and let’s discuss your priorities. I thank you in advance for understanding that this is how I make my living. I’m sure you don’t want to do your job for free and neither do I. Note, I do maintain some “friends and family” pricing.
So you wanna start a blog?
High five! I started my first blog in 2002 and I’m obviously still at it, so clearly I’m a fan. You will find some excellent online courses about blogging here. In addition, The SITS Girls host terrific conferences, workshops and provide some great, educational posts.
More of a “learn by doing” type? You will probably need a platform to blog on. This is a WordPress blog. My other blog is on Typepad. Typepad is easier to use but has far fewer options for customization and plugins. WordPress is a little tougher to learn but the versatility it offers is worth the effort.
If you need a host, I have always used Dreamhost.
If you aren’t able to build your own theme and you don’t like the free ones your platform provides, you might simply plug some relevant keywords into Google and find one to purchase. I spent weeks and weeks selecting this one, which is from StudioPress.com. I found that Etsy also had many to offer, as did ThemeForest.
Perhaps you are just a writer and much more content to hire someone sharp to handle all this dirty work for you. In that case, I recommend Sarah at One Starry Night because she is delightful and talented.
More questions? Well, you’re in luck, I know a lot about this and would be happy to estimate a consulting fee for you.
And you should know, that I often rely on this article from Forbes, “No, You Can’t Pick My Brain. It Costs Too Much,” for inspiration.
Other articles you may or may not find useful and/or inspirational:
- “Some Fucking Writing Tips” by Matt Haig
- “Top 10 Writing Tips” by Joss Whedon
- “So You Want to be a Writer” by Charles Bukowski
- “20 Ways to be Just Another Mediocre Blogger No One Gives a Crap About” by Jon Morrow