Thinking about starting a blog?

Since I began my own blog several years ago, people occasionally ask me how I went about the process. Questions like ‘how did you come up with the name?’ and ‘which platform site do I use?’ are common ones directed my way, but others ask how and why I keep up with my own blog, ontheedgeofeverything, daily.

When I started this blog back in university, I wasn’t exactly sure where I was going with it, or if there was even a general direction I was hoping to take it in. I sort of thought to myself one day that starting a blog might be a good way for me to practice my writing, and it took off from there.

As for how I came up with the name of my blog, I figured the name should somehow encapsulate the subject matter, which is evidently a random assortment of topics. So, I came up with ontheedgeofeverything, purchased the name of the site through a personal WordPress plan (which is super affordable), picked a design template that appealed to me, and kept on writing.

Why do I post daily? Mainly to keep my writing skills sharp, but also to keep my general knowledge of different topics slightly elevated. By posting to my blog daily, I force myself to think creatively in order to designate new topics to write about. This often means doing a bit of research about different things, exploring current events, and educating myself in the process.

Plus, I enjoy writing, so it’s sort of a win-win situation.

If you have ever considered beginning a blog of your own, I strongly encourage you to pursue those thoughts and put them into action. Blogging is something many of us can successfully do, and once you determine what it is you want your blog to be about, it’s smooth sailing.

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