Can we get into a quick blogging discussion on this post?
So, you are about to launch your blog. Or maybe, just figuring out how many posts to write before launching a blog.
You already have created a blog. If you have no knowledge, you can simply follow the most popular blogging tutorial to start a blog.
You are busy writing posts after posts.
And, asking other bloggers how many blog posts you should have for blog launch? Or, maybe, the accurate number of blog posts for starting a blog.
Let’s talk about the content before launching a blog and if there’s an accurate answer to this.
As per blogging experience, I have read tons of questions related to blogging. And, I have answered as many as possible.
Almost every new blogger has some common questions. I totally understand. I feel it’s a good idea to ask questions for your blog or even for your new business.
Nowadays, facebook groups have proved to be a great community support where people are willing to actively participate and help other members by providing solutions and answers. This is one thing I enjoy about my own Facebook group.
As a new blogger;
- You feel unconfident about your blog.
- You are almost scared if something goes wrong.
- You are also scared of blogging failures.
- Making blogging mistakes is scary.
- You feel unsure of whether a certain blog post would be liked by readers or not.
- You get tired and frustrated for some technical stuff too. For example, adding plugins, connecting apps to your website, creating a personal email and so on.
I just wanted to tell you that it’s okay to feel that way. Anyone who’s jumping into blogosphere might have these questions too.
You are not alone.
Now, let’s talk about blog content.
How many posts your blog should have before launching?
Many new bloggers think that the key to starting a successful blog lies in building an archive of articles before launch.
But, is this really true?
As per my experience, I think it’s better to just launch your blog with one article. It should be a mouth-watering content that tells what your blog is going to be about.
Don’t procrastinate over a month.
Don’t just write a welcome post on your blog. I know it’s going to be a nice idea for a personal blog. But, if you’re building a successful blog then create a top-notch first blog post on your site. This first blog post should really leave a first good impression on new visitors.
There are no fixed rules when it comes to blogging.
The earlier your blog post goes live, the better. Ensure that you have a strong blog post strategy in place.
You just need one single blog post to launch your blog. That’s it.
However, it’s a great idea to plan your blog content in advance. You can brainstorm 10-12 blog post ideas and then start working on those posts.
Don’t leave your first post in the drafts unless you finish writing and scheduling 10 posts. That’s not going to make much difference.
By collecting all those articles, you are also delaying the time to make your blog live. In my experience, writing a blog post is the easy part but marketing and getting visitors to your site is the hard part.
So, it’s best to write a great post and publish it. Keep writing new blog posts every week. Learn and implement the basic SEO tips to optimize your blog post from the beginning so that it starts ranking soon.
Why not write a few blog posts before launching?
You can if you want but,
You don’t have to.
Here’s the simple reason.
Publishing 5-10 posts altogether don’t get you a lot of visitors. I know that more posts on your site make a good impression but you will have to wait for a month or more to finish writing, editing and scheduling all those 10 posts.
Launch your blog with 1 or maybe 2 articles. Spend time promoting your new blog using different blog traffic methods.
If your blog post is really well-written and helps your readers then most likely, you are also going to get new email subscribers. And, that way, people are also going to learn about your new blog posts and might also share on social media.
Kill the idea of establishing a blog library before launching a blog.
Just hit the publish button.
In fact, learn to face your blogging fears.
How many blog posts per week?
So, how many blog posts to publish per week? This is another common question I see everywhere.
What should be the blog posting frequency for new bloggers?
In my experience, one post a week is a good goal to aim for. The reason I want to post at least 1 post a week is that it’s achievable. Even if you blog part-time you will still be able to write one post a week.
Ensure that the post is well-researched, follows best content creation strategies, and at least have 1500 words.
It’s important to invest your time in crafting a top-notch evergreen content and create a valuable asset for your blog. Even if you successfully publish 5-6 pillar posts a month, you’re good.
Ask any pro blogger and the best blogging advice you would receive would be to start creating pillar blog posts that build the authority of your blog. And, that’s what you learn from my ebook.
In my evergreen content ebook, you learn all the steps to create and convert content on your blog. I highly recommend getting the ebook + workbook to plan pillar posts.
What to do before launching a blog?
There are some important things you need to be sure before launching a blog.
Treat this list as a checklist.
- Get your legal pages
- Create categories and pages
- Have social media sharing buttons enabled
- Preview your post before making it live
- Use the best font size
- Check your blog on your mobile phone
- Build an email list and have at least one email signup form.
I also suggest following these 5 things before starting a blog.
What to do after installing wordpress?
As I love using WordPress, I also recommend it to my readers. Many bloggers feel overwhelmed with tons of tasks. Here’s a great post on 20 steps to do right after installing wordpress on your site.
I hope this is helpful to you!
But, I have one question for you.
How many blog posts you publish on your blog?
Yes, I want you to tell me how many posts do you currently post on your blog.
For me, I try to post at least one blog post every week. Sometimes, I find it hard to maintain consistency with my blogging schedule but this is what I aim for.
How many posts do you publish?