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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17 Comments

  1. April 12, 2018 / 4:00 pm

    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!

  2. April 12, 2018 / 4:20 pm

    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?

  3. April 12, 2018 / 6:09 pm

    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

  4. April 13, 2018 / 11:17 am

    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

  5. April 14, 2018 / 7:14 pm

    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 🙂

  6. April 14, 2018 / 11:39 pm

    I have almost all of them. 🙂

  7. April 15, 2018 / 6:30 am

    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

  8. April 15, 2018 / 11:32 am

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

  9. April 16, 2018 / 5:59 am

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

  10. April 16, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    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

  11. April 17, 2018 / 5:40 am

    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…

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