If you are new into blogging then this article is going to help you a lot.
If you are saying in your mind, “I am not new in blogging” you need not to worry because this article still has something for you. Because you might be thinking to start a new blog soon or lacking some of the things on your blog which I am going to mention here.
You know very first step in starting a blog is selecting a great looking domain and then selecting a perfect theme for your blog. I am assuming here that you have done both the steps very carefully.
Let’s dive into this article and read what are the things you should do in first week of blogging.
Write “about us” Page
This is the most accessed page on your blog. If you don’t have this page on your blog yet then you are losing big portion of returning traffic. Blogging have one truth that people love to read the blogs which give personal touch to them and where they can read about the author of the blog. Here are some things which you can write in about us page.
- History of your blog.
- Main purpose of your blog.
- Introduction about yourself.
- Achievements of your blog.
- Social Media statistics about your blog.
As I told you this is the most accessed page on your blog, so you must insert your optin form in this page. There are more tendencies to get visitors subscribed after reading about you.
Add “Contact us” Page
This page is going to help you to interact with readers and they can be in touch with you with this form. Further advertisers can contact you via this page if they are having interest to advertise on your blog.
This page will give freedom to your readers to contact with you. They can give suggestions, ask questions, ask for any specific article and too many other things.
These pages are must for every great blog. So add these pages to give clear intention to your visitors. In disclaimer you can tell your readers that I am promoting affiliate products on my blog so I will be earning commission if you will buy any product with my affiliate link.
Burn your blog for FeedBurner
Having your blog feed is one of the most important step. Because there will be many users who would like to have your blog news in their inbox. So burn your blog for FeedBurner and then use that widget on your blog to allow users to subscribe you.
In FeedBurner you can do setting that when you want to deliver the content in subscribers inbox when you hit publish at your blog.
PS: If you are going to use any E-Mail marketing services like aweber/mailchimp etc then do all the required setting there.
Decide the main categories
Write down all the main categories in your notebook which you are going to cover in your blog. This practice will not only help you to reduce distraction but you will be having clear idea in your mind that what you are going to write.
After getting proper idea and writing them down it’s time to add them on your blog. Make categories and subcategories with proper care and keep adding more valuable categories in your blogging journey.
Make your Social Media Accounts
Social media is sending big amount of traffic these days. So having account on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus have become mandatory for every blogger.
Always try to make these accounts with your blog name only. Like I have my accounts on these social media with url bloggingcage.
Here are the examples
These simple steps will help your blog to have basic pillars and every new visitor who will land on your blog will be having good feeling.
Now it’s time to write great content and promote them more and more so that you can have great audience in future.
Spend your time doing these steps in first week of blogging. And these steps are going be always with you. On whatever stage your blog will reach in future but these 6 things will be always with your blog.
All the best.