Launching your first blog is a highly emotional moment. You will be tempted to do so many things when you are eager and the truth is that every single decision you make will be important. Obviously, this can add a lot of pressure on you.
Blogging Tips For Your Very First Blog
You definitely want the new blog to be successful but when you do not have experience it is easy to make mistakes. This is why you do want to seriously consider the following pretty simple blogging tips that are surely going to help you out when you are building your very first blog.
1) Start With Branding
There are so many different things that you will think about but everything starts with the identity that you create through the blog. You want to focus on branding, not on anything else. You will buy links in the future but now it is time to establish a voice, a style and the visual identity of the blog.
Try to find a theme that is suitable to your personality and the type of blog you will create. It needs to be responsive and as easy to use as possible. In the beginning you will mainly focus on content and not on complex blog details that could be in place.
2) Meet Your Target Audience
By this we mean that you need to first determine your target audience and then learn all that you can about it. This includes needs, wants and desires. Preferably, you will build a blog that is niched. This means it will generally talk about a specific topic. See who would be interested in reading your content and try to learn all that you can about them.
As an example, let’s say that you want to start a blog in gaming. In this case you want to start with posts that talk about games, offer tips, ideas, showcase funny things and so on. If you were to have many blog posts about smartphones without any connection to gaming, the success will be limited.
3) Blog As Often As You Can
One of the biggest differences between your new blog and others that are established on the market is that you do not have a lot of published content. You want to solve this little problem by establishing a blogging schedule. Ideally, you want to blog as often as possible so the blog can get filled with content.
If this is not possible, at least have a schedule that you would always be able to respect. Your audience will start to be aware of it and will eventually keep visiting when they know new content is to be added.
4) Build Social Media Following Early
Last but not least, as a beginner in the blogging world people do not know you. This is why you do want to start early with building a great social media presence. You will surely want to have a presence on Facebook and Twitter.
If possible, also work on building another profile on a social network where much of your target audience is present. For instance, in fashion you may want to have a Polyvore profile. 🙂