How to Start a Blog About Music in 2018

3 min read(Last Updated On: December 26, 2017)

My buddy should have been a DJ. He loves, breathes and dreams music. He knows everything about hip hop, his fav genre. But when I sat down with him to slurp coffee, the last thing I was expecting him to ask me is how to start a blog about music.

I almost leapt with delight. I’m used to walking people through the process of starting a blog, but I seldom get to do it one on one.

I must have talked for hours. Without breathing. I just get excited about this stuff. I get excited about the potential. When somebody starts a blog, they are creating the potential for huge change, not only in their lives but in the lives of anybody and everybody who consumes their content.

Luckily, if you want to know how to start a blog about music, then you can get the plan right here, without me shouting and pointing excitedly all over the place.

How to Start a Blog ABout Music Step by Step

There are 2 options when it comes to starting a blog. Let’s start there. Then I will give you a load of resources to take your blog to the next level.

1. Getting a Free Blog (hosted for you)

You can always set up a free blog if you want to start that way. In that case, here’s what you’d do:

  1. sign up for a free blog from WordPress.com
  2. set up your About page
  3. start blogging about music!
  4. here’s a video that shows you how to set up a free blog

2. Setting up Your Own Blog (self-hosted)

If you want to host your own blog, then here’s the way to do that:

  1. get hosting – I recommend this host
  2. set up your WordPress site (my recommended host has a 1-click install app that enables you to set up WordPress with 1 click)
  3. get a great theme – I recommend this theme (you can get it for free)
  4. set up your About page
  5. start blogging about music!

Some Tips to Get Your Music Blog Started on a Good Footing

Creating a great blog is something that happens over time. You now have the framework to get set up the right way. However, here are some extra tips to get you moving in the right direction.

Create a Great About Page

Your about page lets your visitors know who you are and why you do what you do. It enables your readers to connect with you at a deeper level. For some, it lets them know why they should follow you. Don’t miss this step.

Create Good Content

If your chosen blog topic is music, then start blogging about what you love. There are no rules here, so feel free to break the mould.

Ultimately, your aim should be to create content that your readers enjoy, so give it all you have. If you have your own views about the topic, then even better, throw those in!

Acknowledge Your Readers

If you allow commenting on your blog, then make sure you respond to every genuine comment.

Expand Your Blog’s Reach

Set up Social Media pages so that your readers can engage with you on their preferred platform. Do however link back to your blog and always provide a way back to your blog (via a link) especially for new readers who find you on other platforms.

More Tips to Get Your Music Blog Really Moving

Check out the resources section for a load of goodies to get your blogging career off to a good start. With these resources, you have everything you need on how to start a blog about music.

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