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10 Things You Should Do In Your First 6 Months Of Blogging

10 Things You Should Do In Your First 6 Months Of Blogging

I really don’t like those posts that say “you must do this, this, and this to succeed”. Everybody’s blogging journeys are so varied and different, it’s rare that what works for one person will work perfectly for another. That’s why I always try to write posts that are most focused on sharing advice and what’s worked for me instead of a list of “must dos”.

With all of that said, I’m going to be a bit hypocritical in today’s post. Now, hear me out before hitting the back button – this isn’t a list of things to help your blog become popular overnight, but there are a few things I think every blogger really should do in order to have a better chance at a successful blog (whatever success might mean to you in terms of blogging). This list is a little more geared towards new bloggers, but it might be helpful if you’re looking to improve upon your existing blog and take it to that next level.

10 Things You Should Do In Your First 6 Months Of Blogging

  1. Claim your blog on Bloglovin’
  2. Register your blog name on all social media platforms – try to register the same name (or similar names) on each platform so your readers can find you easily
  3. Purchase the domain name for your blog
  4. Create a detailed About Me page
  5. Create a Contact page or display some way for people to get in touch with you
  6. Create or purchase a mobile layout for your blog design (search for “responsive” designs via Google or Etsy)
  7. Decide on the style and “feel” of your blog – this way you will have an easier time coming up with content and branding yourself successfully
  8. Get into the habit of sharing your posts daily via social media (Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, etc.)
  9. Update your email account with a signature that includes links to your blog and a few social media accounts
  10. Create an editorial calendar (or similar system) that works for you

Have you checked all of these things off your blogging to-do list?

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21 Comments

  • Jaqueline

    Your post inspired me to write a better “about me” page. I really need it ♥
    http://www.blogflorescer.com

    April 12, 2018 at 10:00 am Reply
  • Kat DeGarmo

    Excellent ideas! Thanks for sharing! I’ve been blogging off and on for about 5 years now, never seriously, but I’m considering putting more effort into it so these tips are very helpful!

    April 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm Reply
  • Ashley Ziegler

    Okay, I’m so glad that you said what you did in the first paragraph. SO many bloggers state exactly what you HAVE to do in order to be successful but I’ve never bought into that. I know it’s different for everyone.

    I have such a hard time with #2 because I’m constantly changing things up and loving different “names” for things. Ah! I don’t know that I could ever settle for just one name but maybe that’s what I need?

    April 12, 2018 at 4:20 pm Reply
  • Zoë

    I love how you keep these posts so short and to the point! I feel like I have done most of these, except for buying templates or domains! Loved this post, so helpful! xx

    http://zoe-ware.blogspot.ca

    April 12, 2018 at 6:09 pm Reply
  • Alisha

    Great list of advice, thank you!

    Alisha xx | http://www.alishaxali.blogspot.com

    April 13, 2018 at 2:00 am Reply
  • Lisa

    This is such a good post. It definitely took me a lot more than 6 months to realize I had to do all of that.

    Blog: The Lisa’s World | Instagram | Twitter

    April 13, 2018 at 7:09 am Reply
  • Sabiha

    These are fantastic tips and apart form the email signature (I do this manually every time and I don’t know why) I’m glad i am doing all of these things x

    http://www.franklyflawless.com

    April 13, 2018 at 11:17 am Reply
  • Izzy K

    I definitely need to buy my own domain, this was such a helpful post 🙂

    http://izzyk1998.blogspot.co.uk
    http://izzykreviews.blogspot.co.uk

    April 14, 2018 at 9:59 am Reply
  • Danielle Alexa

    I wish I had known this back when I first started blogging, it would have made everything so much easier!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

    April 14, 2018 at 10:42 am Reply
  • Asia R

    I just started my blog in January and I have 6/10 of these. I think that’s a pretty good start. I’ve always wanted to have an editorial calendar but I have no idea where to begin. Could you do a post on that? Thanks for the info 🙂

    April 14, 2018 at 7:14 pm Reply
  • emzi

    I have almost all of them. 🙂

    April 14, 2018 at 11:39 pm Reply
  • Aimee

    This was a super useful post-i’ve only been blogging for about three months now and, i still have a couple of things on this list to check off xx

    April 15, 2018 at 6:30 am Reply
  • Britney

    Thanks for the advice! A few things I never even thought of doing!

    April 15, 2018 at 11:32 am Reply
  • Natalie Redman

    All very good pointers, especially promoting on social media. So important!

    April 16, 2018 at 5:59 am Reply
  • OH LA LATKES

    This post contains great advice! I’m rather new to blogging as well and still net to work on some of these aspects. Thank you for sharing! <3

    E || OH LA LATKES

    April 16, 2018 at 1:08 pm Reply
  • Aïchatou Bella

    I’ve had my blog for 4+ years now, and this is always a very fresh reminder!

    Thanks for sharing, I will be sure to fix my email signature.
    xx,
    Aïchatou Bella

    http://www.stilettosandstandards.com

    April 16, 2018 at 1:32 pm Reply
  • Just A Mum

    What’s the point to register on ALL the social media platforms if you’re only going to work with few of them. You know what I mean, posting, interacting with followers, checking the statistics and trying to improve that particular Social Media Chanel . It’s hard to do even with 3-4…

    April 17, 2018 at 5:40 am Reply
  • Marie

    While I logically know all of this, I have decided to keep this as a checklist, because I can be lazy and a doofus, so will overlook the important little details. Thank you for writing this.

    April 27, 2018 at 1:12 pm Reply
  • Ritu Sharma

    Thanks a lot for the outstanding tips

    May 2, 2018 at 6:08 am Reply
  • thewhisperinggal

    Recently I have started my blog. This will surely help me in ways..
    Thanks though!

    May 2, 2018 at 9:42 am Reply
  • onegirldiary

    This post was really beneficial for me. I just started my blog and others bloggers who share tips like this : I just love it!

    May 25, 2018 at 2:02 pm Reply
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