Just like most blog niches, sewing blogs were born out of people’s love for the craft and not with the mere need to start a blog. And this is one of the first consideration that you need to know if you are contemplating on a new sewing blog. You have got to love sewing, first. I’ve encountered so many writers who attempted to start their own niche blog upon seeing that other people are also earning well from that kind of niche. They end up getting frustrated with the results. Blog readers know when a content is forced, and that’s why it shouldn’t be done for the sake of earning, especially with craft niches like sewing.
Granting that you are truly one of those who have been sewing for quite some time now, and want to start documenting your output, then these steps and tips are for you:
Your blog domain name is crucial in your branding and marketing, so this has to be both functional and witty. It is also important that you are comfortable in the platform that you are using, so you can easily tweak your content. Choose a domain name that will both establish your identity and introduce your blog to the rest of the sewing blog community.
Stop reading that sewing blog
This may seem a bit ironic for a start, but it is crucial to be free from any patterns and influences as possible once you are ready to start with the blog. It’s totally normal to follow a certain sewing blogger, who may even be responsible for your motivation to create your own blog. However, reading it as you start will increase the tendency of your blog being a replica. You will lose your voice along the way as you write. Schedule a separate time for reading blogs and setting up your own blog.
Start gathering your sewing compilations
This does not have to be about your best sewing projects, yet. You may save that for later.
Gather all the sewing materials, references, and inspirations you have. Each of them will make a good inspiration for your first few posts. As a new sewing blogger, readers would definitely appreciate reading about your own beginnings, as well. So do not sweat on flaunting the good ones just yet. But it’s important to have at least two new posts as you launch the blog.
Apart from all your sewing materials, you will also find yourself needing a reliable camera to document your upcoming sewing projects. This does not have to be sophisticated as most of your pictorial will happen indoor. Just pick a camera with decent resolution and easy photo-transfer feature.