After a writer researches and applies the many “freelance writing best practices” that so many blogs discuss, there usually comes a time when a writer wants a space of his/her own to house this writing. In many cases, this is how a successful blog begins. Writers guest post on many successful blogs and think, “I could do this.” It is of course difficult to create and manage a website, but in most situations the writers are right—they can do that.
The first step to creating your own blog is deciding if you really have the time and energy to do so. You will want to make sure that you understand the time commitment it takes to run a blog, the expenses that come with owning a blog, and other issues you will need to deal with such as HTML coding and any spam problems that can occur. You can learn more about what it takes to manage a blog here.