June 7, 2010

Share Your Tips For Those Starting New Atheist Blogs

Setting up a new blog is hard. Many of you know this very well from your own experience. I remember spending at least the first full year of this blog having little idea of what I was doing (I still feel that way sometimes). But what I had going for me back in 2005 when I started Atheist Revolution was that there were not very many active atheist blogs around. I had only a handful of models to use, but I also had the freedom of a niche that was still wide open. Starting a new atheist blog today is a very different story.


Not only do you need a good name for your new atheist blog, but you need a way to set yourself apart in an increasingly crowded niche. Maybe you can do what someone else is doing but better. Maybe you have a novel idea for something that nobody is doing adequately yet. And then there are all the mechanics of attracting readers. In any case, the more deliberate you can be about your goals, the more likely you are to achieve them.

What tips do you have for those who are hoping to launch their new atheist blogs?