How to Start a Blog

I started my blog 15 months ago. Here are my top blogging & social media tips.




Published by Christa Holmans - Neurodivergent Rebel

Christa Holmans, an autistic self-advocate from Texas, runs the the internationally recognized neurodiversity lifestyle blog Neurodivergent Rebel. Neurodivergent Rebel opened her blog in 2016 as a way to introduce people unfamiliar with autism to neurodiversity. Her blog, which is sometimes released in written format and also via YouTube video, explores the ideology of neurodiversity and the creative expressions of autistic people. Holmans’ blog pushes for acceptance of neurological differences and respect for the autonomy of neurodivergent people. Holmans is also known as the pioneer of the #askingautistics hashtag, which is often accompanied by a short question about everyday autistic experiences. This simple hashtag connects neurodivergent people who would not otherwise have a reason to engage with each other to foster understanding of the autistic experience.

5 thoughts on “How to Start a Blog

  1. Well, my ‘aimless, unprincipled’ blog, which began at the start of the year, is on an irregular schedule – so I’ve failed at step one. So far this year, I’ve written 1–3 blog posts a week, but not on a predictable schedule.

    Then again, my blog is aimless and unprincipled, and the topics of my posts are going to change from time to time in unexpected ways. OK, so I’ve probably failed at step two as well: I’m not great at thinking about my audience. That’s really hard for me to do.

    Well, there’s always step three. If I get a deluge of nasty comments on my blog, I’ll know exactly what to do. In fact, I’ve had plenty of blocking and muting practice on Twitter, so that should come in handy. So far, though, I’ve only had a handful of (nice) comments.

    Thank you for your tips! 🙂

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  2. I started my blog in 2014 initially as an online journal. Just recently I have removed over 40 past posts from my blog so that I can streamline the content to a set theme and content. I now stick to a central theme of three topics and centre the blog around those categories. One of these includes autism as a conservative activist.

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