2018 YEAR IN REVIEW | MY FIRST YEAR OF BLOGGING

Another year is done and dusted. Time is going so fast and yet so slow at the same time. It is only fitting to review last year and set some goals and wishes for this year. Even though I am not a ‘new year – new me’ kinda girl – we all know that you usually only last a few weeks anyway haha! In this post, I will only review my first year of blogging. (although I started in April…) But still.

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STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE ON HOW TO START A BLOG

If you are thinking about starting a blog and think that it is too difficult then I have some good news for you. You can literally start a blog today! Underneath I will show you exactly which steps I took in order for me to start this blog.  1. FIND A NAME  Your very first step into the blogging world should be picking a name. When thinking of a name for your blog you need to take a few things into consideration. Firstly, you want the name to be memorable. It should define what your blog is about and who you are as a person. (You should always blog about things that you love, as it will reflect in your writing and therefore elevate your blog)   Keep in mind that your name should not be too limiting. For example, you can name your blog “The golden retriever’’. That will limit yourself on what you can blog about. People who will look for your site will only expect content about Golden Retrievers. This can be fine if it that is your only goal. But you are limiting yourself to branch out. What if you decide to adopt another dog and that is a German Sheppard? You don’t want to create a separate blog for that dog? I know this is a bit short-sighted, but you understand what I mean right?  You, therefore, need a name that allows for growth and expansion. People change and therefore your blogging needs will chance as well. Make sure you allow for your blog to chance with you. Don’t limit your blog’s growth by setting a time (“Travelling in your twenties”) or geographical limit (“Anna in Australia”) Now, some bloggers will also tell you to think about SEO factors when picking your blog name. In a nutshell, SEO stands for “Search Engine Optimization” and refers to activities that improve your ranking on Google and other search engines.   What it means is that you should add keywords that rank high on google to your blog name. The best keywords for your niche can be found here.  For example, to have a higher SEO for my blog I should have added: Bondi to basic travel blog Bondi to basic solo traveler Bondi to basic female traveler I personally don’t really care for these names and couldn’t really make it work.  Your blog name shouldn’t sound like a generic website but it should sound like YOU. Because your writing and your life is the reason why people decide to hang around. How I came up with name ‘Bondi to Basic’: I was brainstorming on a name for either a vlog or blog for quite a while. I didn’t want to have a blog with my name on it, but I did want it to be a clean and simple name. I like the double letter names, so one of the options that I had was:  “Bondi to Bahrain’. But I have never been to Bahrain and I don’t know if I ever will. So I figured that was…

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MEET THE ‘BLOGGER’ – 20 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS!

I have started this blog only a few days ago and I thought it would be fun to answer some questions in order for you to get to know me a little. Who is this Noni person? Where is she from, what does she like, are probably questions you were asking yourself….. So don’t worry, I have now answered some of these very important questions. These are going to be light-hearted questions and won’t be too serious, cause that ain’t fun. Get ready to be amazed (haha) 

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OVER BONDI TO BASIC

Hi you!  Thank you so much for reading my very first blog post on Bondi to Basic. I thought my very first blog post should be an explanation about why I started this website and what I want to achieve with it. 

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