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  1. What wonderful suggestions and a wealth of information! Thank you so much for this post! You may have just convinced me to finally start my first blog

    1. Oh Debi, thank you for this lovely comment! You’ve just made my day 😀 I do hope you start a blog now, and if you do – come back here and let me know where to find it so I can visit! Eb 🙂

  2. I have just started a blog and it appears so overwhelming now ? that I was thinking to quit. But I would start again with step by step guidance that you have beautifully put in your blogs.

  3. I have plans to start a blog for my electrical website but still I have a lot of confusion. After reading your blog I have got lots of ideas about blogs. Thank you for sharing a fabulous suggestion.

  4. Eb, hello! First, thank you so much for this awesome article, it is the third one I’ve read. I feel like I’ve gone down a blogging rabbit hole and I love it 😄 Regarding choosing a domain, are dashes acceptable? I just so happened to choose a premium domain that costs $1200 and the only way I can think of to be able to use the name and as a .com is to use a dash. I look forward to your response! Thank you

    1. Aw, I always feel like I have done my job well when someone tells me they feel like they have fallen down a rabbit hole on my blog! To be completely honest, I would avoid dashes. It’s not the worst thing in the world, but they can cause problems and it makes it harder to give your blog name verbally to someone / for them to remember. And I wouldn’t pay $1200 for a name unless there was a very good reason. If it were me, I’d go back to the drawing board and try to come up with something equally good (or better!) Case in point, when I was choosing the name for this blog I really wanted purposefulblogging.com – but that was a premium domain with a similarly large price tag… Long story short, I ended up choosing productiveblogging.com instead and I am so pleased I did, because I much prefer Productive Blogging!

  5. Woow! 👏
    Impressive! It is a great post full of great ideas about how to blog. I found everything I needed. I am confident, and I can now go the right direction to start my first blog. Thanks a lot. 🙏

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