Thanks go out to Jeff Goins, a writer and inspiration behind such work as ‘The Writer’s Manifesto’ and author of the book ‘Wrecked’. He’s the kind of guy who is passionate about what he does and wants to help the rest of us find ways to embrace our own passion as well. He generously gave me time for a podcast last year, talking about what it’s like to be a writer (listen here).

One of the great things about being a writer is that you can do it anywhere. In fact, writers are needed EVERYWHERE. They are most certainly online, but you’ll see their craft in every publication you read, on the screens you view, and in the music you hear.

A terrific venue for a writer is a blog. It is your own personal online space where you can share the unique message you want to get out in the world. No one controls or edits your work (unless you ask them to or you cross a line) which means you are free to express yourself. And the world is waiting to hear what you have to say. Believe it or not, there are still things left unsaid. As much as we think every topic has been covered, there is simply no one else who holds your unique viewpoint on the topic you want to talk about.

So how easy is it to start a blog? The good news is you don’t have to be technically inclined. It helps if you are able to follow instructions and fill out a form, but you really don’t need to be technical at all. Let me take you over to Jeff’s website now where he’s put together a handy little video on how to set up a blog in 8 minutes or less. Once you’ve gone ahead and set up your blog, come back here and put the link into the comments so we can have a look at your creation. Enjoy!