You’re passionate about entertainment and want to share that passion with the world. It’s time to start your own entertainment blog.
Whether you want to write about TV and movies or nightlife in the city, there’s a lot to blog about.
But where do you begin?
Plan Your Entertainment Blog
It’s not enough to just want to write about entertainment. You need to plan how you’ll go about it.
You need to know your target audience and your local venues. If you want local readers, you should offer them information they can’t find anywhere else. If you want to write for tourists, you’ll want a broader scope to give them more options.
If you want to cover nightlife, you can research options in major cities like Reign London.
You should also research other entertainment blogs to see what areas are lacking. From there you can plan some SEO terms that will attract readers.
Set Up Your Blog
There are a lot of options for setting up a blog. There are free services like WordPress and Blogger, and there’s the option for owning your domain.
Even if you register your domain, you can still use WordPress and other blogging platforms to create the website.
Whether you register a domain or use a free service, you need to design your blog. Keep it simple so your content is easy to find.
Write Your Posts
Once you’ve got your plan ready, you can start writing.
You should plan to post on a regular schedule to keep your readers coming back at regular intervals. You don’t have to post every day, but the more quality content you post, the better your search results will be.
Every post you write needs to include at least one photo. If you don’t take your own photos, you can ask entertainment venues to supply some or find public domain photos on Wikimedia Commons or Flickr’s Creative Commons.
When it comes to including SEO terms in your posts, there are plugins and tutorials that will help you understand how to use them.
For more writing tips, check out our blog writing tips.
Once you’ve got your blog set up with a few posts, you should start promoting it.
You have plenty of social media options for promotion, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. Each will have different uses and attract different readers with some overlap.
Set up a Twitter account with your blog’s name attached and a Facebook fan page. These are likely the best options for promotion. For younger audiences, Snapchat and Instagram will attract more followers, but neither app has a link to your blog in individual posts.
You should ensure that your blog has social sharing buttons so your readers can share the content on their own social media channels. The easier it is for readers to share content, the more likely they will be to share it.
Get Ready to Start Blogging
Now that you know the basics of starting an entertainment blog, you can begin planning your own.
When you’ve got everything set up, you can check out our ideas for monetizing your blog.