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How To Start a Blog With AARP: Is Their Training Enough?

AARP LogoDid you know that AARP has a section on their website where you can learn how to start a blog?  But is their training enough?  Have they provided you with the tools to completely learn how to set up a website and learn the best blogging practices, and, should you wish, learn how to monetize your site?

In my opinion, AARP has provided an excellent starting point to begin your own blog and even provide some recommended blog hosting sites that you should take a look at.

Let’s review what they offer and if it’s sufficient.  Click on the colored tab below to review their “How to Set Up a Blog by Using WordPress”.

 

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I’m a Baby Boomer and I Want to Learn How to Blog!

I Want to Learn How to BlogIs this you?  Are you a Baby Boomer with a desire to learn how to blog, show up on page one of the search engines and maybe even make money?  If you answered yes then I have two things to say to you:

  1. Know what you want to blog about
  2. Have the right resources to be successful

That’s it!  There isn’t anything more important than these two things…well, except for your excitement to get going.  So…let’s go.

 

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A Baby Boomer’s “Daily Journal” Is Not The Name Of A Newspaper

Newspaper Rack and a blog site

photo credit: Steve Rhodes via photopin cc

Many of us write a daily journal for a variety of reasons; whether it’s to jot down our daily thoughts, vent our frustrations, or even as part of a daily blog.  But we don’t expect it to be headline news nor have a newspaper named after us.

In researching this post, I continually found newspaper articles or newspaper names coming up in the search engines.  But I did not want to write for “The Daily Journal”, a newspaper from whatever town that was ranking highest today.

But I do want to write about daily journaling and the advantage of keeping one.  So, all editorials aside, let’s talk about why Baby Boomers might want to keep a journal.

 

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How to Publish an Article in 3 Easy Steps

Everyone would like to be a published author and see their name on the front cover of a book.  But sometimes you have to start small and one of the best ways is learning how to publish an article, whether that’s online or in hard copy magazines.

I want to show you 3 easy steps that I use when I’m writing.  I currently have about 70 published articles online and have learned a few things that help me as I’m writing.

Here’s a screenshot of the outline for this article.  Please note that at the time of writing this was all I had…I will now “fill in the gaps”.

 Write an Article  in three easy steps

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How to Blog Using Mind Mapping

Do you like to think in pictures or an outline?Mind Mapping WA Article

Do you want to learn how to “free flow” your ideas?

In this article I’m going to talk about how to blog using Mind Mapping techniques so that you can use it to visually map out and get creative with your ideas.  This is a great method for jotting down your ideas as they come and using these ideas to find more ideas.  The great thing is that each could then potentially be an article on its own.

 

So let’s learn to map before we drive!

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Best Blogging Site for Beginners

You’ve seen hundreds, maybe thousands of blogging sites that are after you to sign up and create a website…create a blog…with them.  But truly, which is the best blogging site for beginners?

Create a Website 2

This is a quick overview that walks you through the process of creating a website at Wealthy Affiliate.

Continue reading if you are serious about learning to blog…

And learn how I did it and why I recommend Wealthy Affiliate…

WA is number one

You’ll be glad you checked it out!

 

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How To Blog For Baby Boomers

If you want to write about the largest generation in history, you need to know how to blog for Baby Boomers…meaning…

Question Mark…how do you get 80 million people to read your stuff?

…what makes them tick?

…why do they like to get their own way?

 

Know your Boomer audience…the “Baby” has grown up!

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