10 things to do after creating a blogspot blog.

by Garish wasil on May 3, 2011

Blogger or Blogspot, as you all know, is the best platform to start a blog, especially if you are new to blogging. It is a fact that most well known bloggers started blogging at blogger.com and later shifted to wordpress (when they became professional). I too started my blogging journey on blogspot. Its too easy to create a blog at blogger.com, and you can set it up in minutes.

If you have started a blog on blogspot or planning to create one, then there are certain tips, you must follow, which will help you make your blog more appealing and get you more readers to your blog. Here I am with a list of ten things that you must do after setting up a blog on blogspot blogger.com :

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Write a Blog Post

The most obvious things after creating a blog will be to create your first post there. Your first post must be useful, interactive and memorable. Try to use your first post to describe why you have created your blog and on what topic or niche you will be blogging on in future.

Create a Favicon for your Blog

A favicon adds grace to your blog and make it look more profesional. Well, if you don’t know what is Favicon, it is the small logo of the webpage that appears in the browser’s url bar when you open the webpage.
Checkout my earlier post : ‘How to create a favicon for your blog

Create an About Me Page for your Blog

An ‘About Me’ page is a must for every blog. As the name suggests, you have to write about yourself in this page. People love to read about the person who is running the blog. Besides ‘About Me’ page you can also create some other useful pages like ‘Contact Us’ page, ‘Archives’ Page etc. For a complete list, checkout my post on ‘Which Pages to create in a blog and what to write in it‘.

Show Excerpts in HomePage

If you are using default blogspot template, your blog’s homepage must be showing full posts. This can really increase the loading time of your blog and also decrease the number of pageviews you receive. So, you must display only excerpts of your posts in your homepage and add a ‘Read More’ link at the end of each excerpt. To do this, you just have to put the <!–more–> tag anywhere in the blog post where you want to break text. Do this in the Edit HTML mode and not visual mode.

Adjust Post’s Title Tags

Blogspot, by default, shows your post’s Title tag in the format ‘Blog’s Name — Post Name’ which is not good from SEO point of view. The right method is to show title tags in this format : ‘Post Name — Blog’s Name’.
You can read my post on ‘Adjusting Title Tag in blogspot‘ to easily implement this change.

Burn your feed with feedburner

You must burn default RSS feeds of your blog with FeedBurner. Feedburner provides more insights about your feeds and subscribers and is must for your blog.
If you are unaware about RSS, Read my post on ‘What is RSS‘.

Bookmark your blog in Social Bookmarking sites

Google gives preference to blogs which are popular among Social Bookmarking sites. So you must create an account at some of the popular Social Bookmarking sites like Delicious, Stumbleupon, Digg and add your blog there. Also ask your friends to bookmark your blog there.

Create a facebook fan page for your blog

Facebook is the best social network on the web and has also become a popular way to get traffic to your blog. You must create a Facebook fan page for your blog to increase your blog’s reputation by getting a lot of fans.
Read my post on ‘How to create a Facebok Fan Page for your Blog‘. After creating a Facebook fan page, you must consider importing your RSS feeds to your fan page to keep it filled with content from your blog. For this read my post ‘How to import blog’s RSS feeds to Facebook Fan Page

Submit your blog to blog directories and search engines

Submit your blog to some of the popular Blog directories. This will increase the chances of your blog being indexed soon by search engines and can also help you increase your PageRank in the long run. BlogCatalog and MyBlogLog are the best places to submit your blog to. Also submit your blog to major search engines like google, Bing, Yahoo etc.
Read : ‘How to add your blog’s sitemap to google

Comment in related blogs and post in forums

Commenting in blogs related to your niche and doing forum posting are both great ways to generate targetted traffic to your blog and also increase readership of your blog. To achieve this, You have add your blog’s URL in the url field while commenting and in the Signature field in Forums and anchor it with your targeted keyword. If the blog or the forum is dofollow, they will also help you build backlinks which will help you raise your PageRank and eventually your Search Engine Rankings. Remember to post useful comments only and never do spamming.

So these were the 10 things you must do after creating a blogspot blog. This will give an instant boost to your blog’s traffic and readership and also will help you a lot in the long run.

Hope you liked the post.

Do you have implemented these things in your blog ? Is there anything I am missing from the list ? Do share in comments.

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+Garish Wasil is a 19 years old young Passionate Blogger from India and founder of Vast9 where I share Blogging tips and online marketing strategies that has helped me to make a passive income online. Make sure to Join Vast9 on facebook and follow Vast9 on twitter.

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

Manesh May 4, 2011 at 7:50 am

Good post. It will be more readable, if you increase the size of font in the post content.

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garish May 28, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Thanks for suggesting.

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Tho Huynh May 4, 2011 at 2:27 pm

What about choosing a right theme for your blog :D

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garish May 28, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Yeah, thats included in the blog setup process.

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Amit@thesisthemetutorial.net May 26, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Hi Garish,
Thanks for the nice article

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garish May 28, 2011 at 12:22 pm

You are always welcome.

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Ron June 28, 2011 at 6:20 pm

Those tips are extremely useful.
If a blog owner will implement them,
he will have a good start.

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Garish wasil May 19, 2012 at 8:47 am

Thanks for appreciating, Ron !

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Barry Wheeler July 14, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Great tips for anyone starting out blogging.

How would you go about integrating the social internet into Blogger such as Twitter, Facebook etc?

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garish July 17, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Thats too a good point !!

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online money September 22, 2011 at 12:18 pm

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Garish wasil May 19, 2012 at 8:46 am

My Pleasure !

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Itender October 30, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Great 10 tips……….!!

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Garish wasil May 19, 2012 at 8:52 am

Thanks for you comment, Itender !

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Michael Banawa November 25, 2011 at 2:07 am

Hey dude! i have been reading your post for quite sometime now.
I have learned a lot, just in the Blogspot category of your site.
Thank you very much and please continue with this kinds of post for Blogspot. It really helps newbies like me.

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Garish wasil November 25, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Glad that you are benefited from my posts. Keep Visiting Vast9 !!

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subra blog December 2, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Great post. I have too started with blogspot and doing good now.

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Garish wasil May 19, 2012 at 8:48 am

That’s great. Keep it up :)

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Denish January 3, 2012 at 7:48 am

Thank You Garish. I was using pagebreak to put read more link. But now i learned the html code also. Thanks once again to show me how to put read more link through html code.. Great post…. Keep it up…God bless you.

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Garish wasil January 3, 2012 at 8:04 am

Thanks for appreciating :)

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Deboti Chowdhury February 7, 2012 at 8:38 am

Are blog commenting (with keyword linking), FB Page & forum posting the only way to get more reader for my blog?

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Garish wasil February 7, 2012 at 9:10 am

Hi Deboti. No, there are tons of ways to drive traffic to your blog. The best and most reliable is to get organic traffic from search engines (and yes, blog commenting with keyword anchors would help in this). Then, you can use Fb, twitter, Forums, LinkedIn, Google Plus, your email list, your content and a lot of more things to increase your audience (sky is the limit, Be Creative !).
Stay tuned to Vast9 and I will soon be posting a lot on this :)
Cheers !

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arun mr nair May 14, 2012 at 4:15 am

when i use google chrome my blog not working and+1 button not woking ,but in ie,mozilla,opera itz working….
Many time reinstal chrome but blogspot not working…..
Plz help me…….

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Garish wasil May 19, 2012 at 8:51 am

Try opening your site from another IP (probably your friend’s PC) and see if the problem still persists.

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Cody May 17, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Nice blog

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Garish wasil May 19, 2012 at 8:52 am

Sounds good, Thanks :)

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amaz December 3, 2012 at 9:41 pm

really 10 must things to do after creating a blog really i liked your post.is submitting blog to blog directories would be beneficial?

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Guide Pedia December 22, 2012 at 9:00 am

Superb share…….. pls help me out for my blog

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Utkarsha February 20, 2013 at 4:53 am

thank u for such wonderful tips Garish, I am thinking to create a blog… this will definitely help me.

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