Starting a blog is an exciting roller coaster ride of an adventure. There are a lot of ups and downs. Just when you think you've gotten the hang of something, you realize there is something else to learn.
If you are just starting your blog, great, get started building your email list. If only I had started my email list either before I started my blog or even when I started my blog but I didn't. Start your list now, even if all you have is a "Coming Soon" page. There are several ways to build an email list, but the most common is
When I was looking to start a blog I kept seeing every one suggest that if you wanted to be serious about blogging you should self host your blog. Self-hosting refers to your ability to own your blog. If you use a free site, you don't have control over what happens to it.