If you like to write, have hunting stories to tell and have a few moments to jot them down, then maybe it's time to consider starting a hunting blog.
Blogs are relatively easy to begin, and once you start blogging, you can keep doing it for no other reason than to satisfy your inner writer, or if you want to take it to the next level, there are money making opportunities that can be had.
Now we don't profess to be blog teaching experts, and there are going to be many little nuances about starting a hunting blog that you'll pick up along the way. But if you are just interested in the basics to get up and blogging, give these ideas a try.
What Are You Going to Blog About?
This is a simple but very relevant question. What exactly are you going to blog about?
There are so many aspects about hunting, and having a generic hunting blog by just telling stories about hunting adventures, being out in the field and the like, is certainly a good idea. But you can have a specialty blog too.
If you love something like archery or muzzle loading, you can just focus on one or the other. Maybe you'd like to write about the different firearms in use, or the history of hunting, or ammo, scopes, or whatever else trips your trigger.
The important thing is to write about a subject that you love and enjoy writing, and if you do that, you'll be a success regardless of anything else.
Finding a Host
You'll have to have someone that will host your blog since you just can't write it and send it into thin air. There are several hosts to choose from, including Wordpress, Squarespace, Kirby, Svbtle and many more. Just punch "blogging hosts" into any search engine for a full rundown on where to blog.
Pick a Domain Name
A domain name is nothing except a title for your blog. Like "Tim's Hunting Times," or "Andy's Ammo Page," something like that. Once you get a domain name, you'll be able to tell people where to find you and what to punch in a search engine. Your web address will be a combination of your blog name and the host name. For example, "firstname.lastname@example.org"
Load Up Wordpress
This is the foremost interface for blogging, and it is recognized at virtually every blogging site on the Net. This is what you will write your text into, and this is what gets posted on the server. There are specific directions that you'll have to follow in order to have the blog uploaded correctly, but it is a relatively simple process, and once you get the hang of it, you'll be good to go.
Blogs exist to be written into, and if you want people to tune in, give them something new and different to read as many times as possible during the week.
Having new content on a timely basis keeps people coming back. For example, if you post a couple of hunting articles and let them sit there for weeks before posting something else, few people will continue to check back and see what's going on. But by posting frequently, you'll actually develop a following whereby people will keep checking on a regular basis to see what's new in your hunting world.
Blogging is Fun!
First and foremost, blogging is fun, and that's the main thing. When you write a hunting blog and people tune in just to read what you wrote, there is no feeling quite like it.