Here Are the Things You Should Do When You Just Started a Blog

Here Are the Things You Should Do When You Just Started a Blog

Are you someone who is passionate about something and how to share it with the world in the form of writing and decided to start a blog? If so, then good for you because running a blog is a very fun activity for you to spend your time in a productive way. Not only that, if your blog starts to garner attention from internet users, you could also earn some money from it.

If you already know what topic you want to talk about and then already created a blog, then you might be wondering what to do next. Well, it is a good thing that you already choose your niche and then decide to commit to it since a blog with a bunch of random and different stuff could be confusing and uninteresting. Here are the things you should do when you just started a blog.

Registering your Domain

The very first thing you should do after creating your blog is to register the domain of your choosing. But choosing a domain is not as free as you think. There are a lot of domains to choose from and if you just started a blog just for fun, it is recommended to choose a free domain with an option to purchase. This way, you are not pressured to gain profits from your blog from the start. Instead, you will be writing for fun and then if your blog is successful, you could purchase the domain and go full on business.

Setting the Title and Description of Your Blog

Immediately after you start your blog, you need some fundamental content ready to post. One of the most basic ones is your blog's title and description. The title is the name of your blog and the description is a short paragraph of you describing your blog and trying to make people interested. Don't spend too much time overthinking this, since you can always update it anytime you want.

Even though you are not supposed to overthink this, you should have already thought of this when you are creating your blog. Title and description is important since those two are the very first things people see when they open your blog. The title and description must be short but full of information, interesting, and able to convey what to expect from your blog.

Install your Preferred Theme

Theme is also a crucial thing to choose when you are starting a blog. When you are using a free domain, you can choose from the limited themes available, but you can choose from a more diverse option once you are using a paying domain.

Theme would be the background the people see while they are enjoying the posts from your blog. So, you need to choose a theme that is soothing and make people comfortable staying and spending a long time in your blog.

About Page

One of the things you should do when you just started a blog is writing your about page. You might get confused about what is the difference between this and the description of your blog. Well, in about page you can write a lot more than the description. While the description is supposed to be short in order to lure people into your blog, the about page is for people who are already in your blog and want to know more about you.

To satisfy their curiosity, you can write a lot in your about page. You can tell people who you are, what you do, what are your interests, and most importantly, the reasons why you are running this blog. With a very good page, people who are interested in you could be even more interested and they could turn from mere visitors to followers and even fans.

Contact Page

Once people are interested in you, they might want to contact you for various reasons. Maybe they are also someone who shares your passion and expertise, maybe they are someone who knows what you are going through and want to show their support, or they could be another blogger who are interested to talk to you and maybe even work together.

To facilitate this, you need to create a contact page in your blog. The most basic contact to provide on this page is the email address, and you could also add your social media platforms. It is not recommended to put your mobile number, especially your home or work address on this page. While you do this, don't forget to also tell people what to expect when you get back to them.

Adding Some Plugins

When you start your blog, adding some important plugins is important to do. When you just started, there aren't too many plugins that are essential to add. You want your plugins to be useful, relevant and minimal especially for a beginner. There are a lot of plugins so don't get tempted to add too many in your blog since it could lead to a very slow blog and a slow blog is not good for attracting people.

Setting Up Your Widgets

Another thing to set up for your blog is the widgets. Widgets are various sections on your blog that are located within header, footer and sidebar and these would pull the contents from other places whether it's from your own blog or from other sites.

Setting Up Your Menu

Not only widgets, you also need to set up your menu. Menu is the main navigation tool that will help people get around while on your blog. In order to do this, you need to make your menu as succinct and as tidy as possible. Don't put too many items on your menu since it could be confusing and people could get tired and then get out of your blog.

So, those are the things you should do when you just started a blog. Happy blogging and good luck!

Faisal "The successful warrior is the average man, with laserlike focus." - Bruce Lee

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