What To Do During Your First 3 Months of Starting a Blog
Create an Editorial Calendar
An editorial isn’t for everyone but we strongly recommend creating one! An editorial calendar doesn’t have to be set in stone, you can change up your editorial calendar anytime you see fit. The purpose of creating an editorial calendar is to give you a strategic plan on the type of topics you will blog about and when. As your blog grows, your editorial calendar will come in handy when keeping track of guest posters and sponsored post deadlines.
Establish a Social Media Presence
When you are first starting a blog, it isn’t necessary that you spend a lot of time on social media. In fact you probably shouldn’t spend a lot of time on social media as it could distract you from getting your blog ready for all those readers. However, you should create Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest profiles.
You might also want to consider other social media channels like YouTube, BlogLovin, and Vine. Having these channels set up before you start promoting your blog is important. And don’t forget to put your social icons at the top of your blog’s home page!
Find a Tribe
During your first three months of starting a blog, you’ll want to start building a tribe. Connecting with other bloggers is great for a blogger at any stage, but it’s especially important for new bloggers. Your tribe members can give you advice, critique your work, promote a post for you and just be an overall support system.
Build a Community
Blogging is about more than you putting out information. Blogging is about creating a community with your readers and making sure they know you truly do care about them. During your first three months, your community will be small and that’s ok! Take the time to get to know the readers you do have and develop connections with them.