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Do These Things Before You Launch Your Blog

Today we are talking about launching your blog. I’ve been getting a lot of questions in terms of content and design and what types of things you should have ready before you launch your blog.

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Pre-bloggers often want to know how much work should they have done before launching their blog. They ask questions like how much content should I have ready? How many posts should be live? Should I have a customized theme? Should I invest in a logo?

Sometimes excitement kicks in when launching a blog, and it gets launched before it is completely ready to go. Today we are going to talk about the ideal blog launching scenarios.

In This Episode

I used to be a partner in a blog network, and what we would do content wise is what I’m going to share with you today. We aren’t going to talk about choosing a blog platform, hosting, or choosing a domain today, but we have a post here on how to Start a Blog that walks you through those decisions.

  • Brainstorm post topics – if you can’t come up with 20, your niche may be too narrow
  • Write 10 blog posts, make 3 live and 7 drafts
  • Ideally have a unique design – put your own logo and colors on a premium theme
  • Setup your email newsletter before you launch – having an email list is gold
  • Setup social outposts – choose most relevant social network and set it up
  • You can register social accounts on all of the networks, but focus on the main one

Tools and Resources for Launching Your Blog

Premium WordPress Themes

Email Providers

Email Opt-Ins

Note: I am an affiliate for some of the tools and resources listed above.

Problogger Resources

Further Reading for Launching Your Blog

How did you go with today’s episode?

There is always more you can do to customize a blog, but the top listed items are what I would focus on. I’d love to hear what you would add to this. Let us know what you did to customize your blog, and if you are a new blogger leave us a link to your new blog in the comments.

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