It is a good thought to start blogging. I will guide you step by step about how to do blogging. Consider this as a beginners guide.
1. Where to Start?
The first thing that comes to every beginner is where to begin. There are various platforms that offer you a free blog. Free blogs are not dedicated websites (ex: www.example.com) but they have an extended web address which has their own branding. The two major free blogging platforms are:
You can start with either of these but I would recommend you to start with Blogger instead of WordPress. Blogger is owned by Google and there is a good chance for your articles to appear in search engine rankings. So when you register a Blogger blog, your blog's address will be https://YOURBLOGNAME.blogspot.com
Since you want to write articles on relationship, your blog name should reflect the same. But make sure that the name is not too lengthy. For example, relationshipmanager.blogspot.com is bit lengthy, you can keep it short like relations.blogpsot.com This is an example, you can select the name according to your choice. Be innovative in selecting the name.
Advantages of Blogger
Free to use.
a) Google Optimized.
b) Simple and easy interface.
c) You can monetize with Google Ads in future.
a) Very limited resources (limited themes and plugins).
b) It is not your site (entirely) because it is owned by blogger.
c) Users generally tend to visit a dedicated website (www.WEBSITE.com) than a free blog through their search results. It means you may lose a certain number of visitors. But that is not a compulsion and you can attract a huge number of visitors with some tactics, explained below.
So for a beginner, I would recommend starting with a blogger blog. WordPress blog also has similar features but is not popular in free blogging platform.
Once you have finished getting your free blog name registered, select a theme/template. Remember the appearance of the blog is the first impression for a visitor which makes them either to stay or leave. Select a simple and beautiful theme. Also, note that there are a limited number of themes that are available in your blogger settings. You can choose according to your choice.
NOTE: There are certain themes/templates which are designed exclusively for photography/video/media. I would recommend you not to chose them initially as you are about to write articles but not doing a fashion or photography blog. Also, note that you can add images and videos to your posts irrespective of the theme you choose.
The main aspect of any website or a free blog is its content. Make sure which content you want to choose so that your future articles will be based on that particular 'content'. This is called niche. The niche of your blog must be reflected in your blog articles.
For example, you want to write articles on relationships, your niche must be relationships. Most of your articles must be related to that. If you divert and write a topic that isn't your niche, your search engine ranking may come down. Of course, you can write on other topics as well but it will take a lot of time for your blog to crawl into search engine rankings. Focus on the topic which you have immense knowledge, later you can venture to different topics.
Write articles with a good introduction, make it explainable and simple. Add images in between the paragraphs. Images in an article will add high content value.
NOTE: Do not copy content from other articles or websites. Your website will have poor value if you have copied content. Some owners will take action too if you copy the content.
4.Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
The major factor which drives traffic (visitors) towards your blog is Search Engine Optimization. All major search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo have primary search results, where web pages and other content such as articles, images, videos or local listings are shown and ranked based on what the search engine considers most relevant to users.
In simple terms, if a person is searching for relation guide between wife and husband, they use any of the above search engines and will search as "wife and husband relation guide". The search engine will display results which are relevant to the user and according to the sentence (keyword) he used. Your blog or a post about that particular topic must appear in search results. There will countless websites with similar articles. So, what should you do to make your blog appear in search engine results? Read below.
i) Add a good post title and avoid stop words (ex: A, and, etc). Make sure your title has less than 50 words.
ii) Add the custom permalink to your post. Permalink is the link of your post with which a user is directed to a particular post but not to the home page. For example, your post is about husband and wife relation, add a permalink as
https://YOURBLOGNAME.blogspot.com/husband-wife-relation-guide This is very Google friendly and there is a high chance for your post to appear in search results.
iii) Add keywords/labels to your post. A keyword or label is the central 'word' or a sentence which focuses your entire article. In layman terms, it is the word/sentence with which a user searches in a search engine (Google). You can add more than one keyword/label to your post. But don't add too many. Add 4-6 keywords.
IMPORTANT: Make sure all your keywords are present in first 100 words of your article or in the introduction. This will again increase your search engine results.
iv) Add good search description to your post. This will be generally same as your post title.
v) Enable all robot header tags in your settings.
vi) Insert jump break in your post, generally after introduction. This is useful to display a greater number of posts in home page when you write more articles.
Finally, publish your article. You are done. These are the basic steps for starting a blog make SEO. There are plenty other steps which are mainly focused on driving which isn't required for a beginner. Write as many articles as possible, at least 3 articles per week. This will make your blog active and Google always recognizes active content providers. In future, you can monetize your blog with Google Adsense, but this is later part. Keep publishing.
NOTE: I am attaching an image to this response which shows various options for SEO and I have given SEO examples for Blogger blog. For others, it will be more or less the same. Remember to share your posts with as many as you can. Share them on social media sites, share the link through messages with your friends. This will gain you, visitors. If any visitor comments on your blog, do respond to them.
Dr. V. Shashikanth