It’s the flexibility of blogging.
No one ask you why you are doing this. No one will tell you do this thing or do that thing. It is the beauty of blogging.
Even I saw some bloggers using a blog as a messenger. They just choose a topic as a headline and discuss about that throughly in a blog post. Just like Facebook messenger.
This post is not for them. This post is for professional bloggers who want to be successful in blogging.
In this post I’ll share some facts that you may want to do before launching your first blog online.
11 things you may consider to do before launching your first blog online
Following things you should consider to do before laaunching your first blog online.
Having a logo in your blog will show your professionalism.
I know there are many successful blogs out there without having logo. Those are very exceptional.
We are not exceptional. So having a logo is good for your branding.
You can design your logo yourself or you can hire someone to design your logo.
For making your blog logo yourself you can use photoshop-like free tool GIMP or you can do it online free by going to free online logo creator.
You can also have your logo designed in fiverr for 5$. But most of the time the designed logo is not just good.
Or you also can hire professional logo designer from 99designs.
I’ll suggest not to spend much at this stage because you are just starting your blog. You can change your logo later when you’ll start earning money with your blog.
It is called elevator pitch of a blog. It is something which describes about your blog. Elevator pitch can be short and long.
You can use the short version of elevator pitch as your tag line.
Such as this blog’s tagline is “Together We Make Money Blogging“.
How to use tagline in your WordPress blog?
To change your blog’s tagline login to WordPress dashboard > Setting > General.
On the general setting page you’ll see a field tagline filled with a sentence “Just another WordPress blog“. Replace that with your own.
3. About Page
As a professional blogger we all have a plan. You shshould have a goal with your blog. I have too.
Another thing, when you’ll start blogging professionally people want to know more about you and your blog.
So write an about page before going online.
Make sure your blog’s about page covers the following thing –
About you: Write details about you clearly. Try to answer the following questions.
What do you do in real world?
What about your family?
Why are you in blogging world?
Your likes, your dislikes.
Your speciality, etc.
About your blog: Write details about your blog. What will you do with your blog? How will you do it? What topic will you cover?
Your readers: Tell visitors who should be your blog readers? Who will be benefitted from your blog?
Your blogging goal: This is very important.
Tell your readers what is your blogging goal? How are you going to achieve it?
How readers can connect you: In about page, give your readers clear instruction how they can reach you. How they can come back to your blog or subscribe to your blog.
At least cover these above discussed things in your blog’s about page before going online.
4. Make 10 posts ready
It’s not a thumb rule. You can go online as you wish.
But, isn’t it better when visitors will land on your blog’s homepage they’ll see some posts instead of a blank page?
So keep at least 10 post ready to have on your blog before going online.
5. Email opt-in
It’s one of the most important thing for successful blogging.
Don’t you know what is email opt-in?
It is an email subscription form where your readers can subscribe to your blog by providing their email address to you.
Collect those email and keep them in safe place. You’ll need it later.
6. Resister your brand name on social media
Yes, before going online after registering domain you need to book your brand name in all possible social media.
I know you are not going to use all social media at a time in near future. In fact I’ll suggest to pick one at a time and go with that.
Whichever social media you are going to use, no matter, book your band name in all social media and keep the data (user name and password) in an excel sheet. You’ll need it later.
Give your reader an opportunity to subscribe via your social network by showing subscribe button in your blog’s sidebar before launching your blog online.
I’m not an expert about blog launching. Please don’t judge me like an expert.
I just shared what I’ve learned throughout my journey of learning blogging if it helps you.
I would like to hear from you. So please tell,
Where have you stuck to launching your first blog?
Can I help you somehow?
Please share in comments…