5 Things To Do After Your First Blog Post

Starting a new blog is special. You don’t start one everyday, right? That’s why you need to take special care after you have published your first post. I am not talking about how to publish your first post. I know you will do it perfectly. But the actions you do after you publish your first post may determine your blog’s success.

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There are  many things which you can do after hitting the publish button to ensure you get maximum traffic for your new post. Here I’m sharing some of the strategy that I follow, which you can copy to make it work for you. Needless to say, do add some of your own flavour to amplify my ideas.

Stuff to do after Writing First Blog post

1. Guest Post

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Yes, the first thing to do after you publish your first post is to guest post on related blogs. Some bloggers think that you should only post on other blogs once you get “enough” content on your own blog. But in my opinion, you should guest post on other blogs from day one. Two reasons, traffic and quality backlink. If you are waiting for the magic time to start to guest post, you are wasting your time. And yes, I have published my first post and here I am, guest posting!

2. Contact Another Blogger

If you haven’t heard this before, networking is very important for blogging success. So why not contact another telling him about your new post? Now, don’t email another big blogger unless you previously know him well. You should have made acquaintance with him before your first post by blogging commenting or through twitter. Other bloggers can help you get you the first comment on your blog or get you more traffic.

3. Submit To Directories

Submitting to directories may not get you traffic, but it will help to search engines notice you. Since you only have just published your first post, it may be likely that search engines like Google may not have indexed you yet. Submitting your blog and post to directories can help speed up the process.

4. Comment on other blogs

Now that you have a new blog, its time to build links. Blog commenting is one of the best ways to make links and get some traffic in the process. I have had some luck getting traffic from blog comments. So I will tell you to definitely include blog commenting in your promotion strategy.


5. Write Your Next Post

This one is fairly obvious. You can’t run a blog with only one post. So you need to post your next post. I won’t say immediately since I recommend you post only quality articles, and quality articles takes time. Don’t forget to deliver quality content only if you plan to become an authority blogger.

Don’t think that after doing these 5 things you have done your job. Blogging is a continuous learning process. You will learn more about how to make a successful blog from your experiences. So go on and become a successful blogger after your first post.

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Rison Simon is a cool blogger who happens to blog at risonsimon.com. He can be found at twitter at http://twitter.com/risonsimon.

26 thoughts on “5 Things To Do After Your First Blog Post”

  1. vishal singh

    Thanks rison,
    for writing this blog.
    I want to know is directory submission is helpful for my personal blog.
    My blog is about digital marketing.
    and if it is, can you share good directories for digital marketing blogs with me.
    I really looking for your answer.

    Yaa one more question
    i want to use a email marketing tool for my website can you suggest any. mail chimp is on my list already because its free

  2. Rahul Singh

    Great Post!
    Now a days, Directory submission might be tricky some low quality web directories can be a reason to stop the process of SEO because most of them make the multiple page of same page that can increase the spam score.
    Be careful while doing directory submission!

  3. Pallavi

    Hi Rison, Been with you now for almost 4 hours reading each and every link. Istarted blogging seriously with an intent and a specified content in mind 2 months back. I did the soft launch only last week with about 10 odd posts that I shared on FB and twitter.
    I surely want to monetize it eventually, but right now I am just going a bit slow. Needed to know, how often must one post a blog? Any good day or time of the day for more hits?
    B;ogging, as i read about it, surely seems serious business and needs a lot of discipline. I am loving it.

  4. Julia

    Thank you for sharing. I just made my blog and it took almost four hours to write just one post. And then, I was looking for some answers on what to do next. I went through so many tips on promoting and getting traffic for hours, and I now realized, I need to write my next post. Totally forgot about this haha. Who would want to revisit if a blogger has only one post. got it.

  5. Nilantha Jayawardhana

    Really awesome post by Rison Simon. Thanks.

    After posting first blog post on blog, we must start promote it. There are many ways to promote a blog. Submitting to search engines, building backlinks, forum posting and more.

    Good post.

  6. Florian Marschoun

    I very much like the part about inlcuding Blog commenting in your SEO strategy. It can give you some exposure and increase your backlinks.

  7. Richard Nikole

    The things are really very important. First time blogger should follow the above tips to get a better result of their blog post. SEO is the most important. And its also important to post the same blog to other sites.

  8. Teddy

    I have mentioned about SEO before. And posting in other blogsite is also important. Great tips guys. Thanks for sharing.

  9. HackTik

    Nice post, Rison. However, I would say, you would need above mentioned activities not only after first post, but after every post to keep the things moving.
    As far as writing your next post is concerned, all of us do have a bit of tough time to decide what to write on. Thats what I have just covered today in my latest post on my blog.

  10. Garish Wasil

    Cool tips !
    Though I have a well established blog but still guest posting always prooves fruitful for me. I do guest posting basically on shoutmeloud and it always fetch me targetted readers for my blog.

    1. Rison Simon

      Guest blogging is an evergreen method for blog promotion.

  11. Amrish Singh

    Nice tips .but I will not recommend you all to go for directory submission ,because many directories don’t approve site.so you will loose you time . start blog commenting and guest post it will help you more that directory submission.

    1. Rison Simon

      My friend, you can pay someone or use automated tools to submit to directories. I think it’s a god way for your site to be noticed by search engines. The other two ways are great too.

  12. Amol Mhetre

    Yes, I agree with you !! Blog commenting is the best way to increase the number of backlinks and traffic. Thanks for posting such a valuable information with us !!

  13. jayaar

    Thanks a lot for the tips. I am sure that this is really going to be highly beneficial for a blogger like me. Though I started blogging two years back, I did not know much about promotion. However, I manage to get around $100 from AdSense. But still, more traffic will do me much favour!
    Thanks again!

    1. Rison Simon

      $100 with adsense is impressive. With of you site generates that amount of money? The site you have liked to is started recently and I guess the traffic isn’t high either. It would be great if you share your experiences.

  14. Abhishek Biswal

    A Great Blog Post for Newbie Bloggers! But Rison, you forgot Submitting Blog Post to Social Networks! This way you can tell your friends about the blog and grow readers.

    1. Rison Simon

      I acutally avoided social media since a new blogger might not have enough followers online to make an impact.

      1. Abhishek Biswal

        But a blogger can use his existing Facebook/Twitter profile to get some traffic. This was the first thing I did after posting 5-6 posts.

        1. Rison Simon

          You had good luck. But it’s not the case with every blogger. Thanks for sharing your idea.

  15. Rajesh

    I think these are very common points and few of them like sharing on social bookmarking sites, commenting are very common and used by every blogger.

    1. Rison Simon

      Yes, they are common methods which a new blogger should be aware about.

  16. Richard Nikole

    I wish everyone should a take a view of it before start blogging… 🙂 These are the most basic and crucial tips that every blogger must follow. This not only make your blog popular but yourself too… Thanks for the nice post..

    1. Rison Simon

      Yes, doing these will make your site popular. I have had great luck with guest posting.

  17. DizitalTech

    These are the most basic and crucial tips that every blogger must follow. This not only make your blog popular but yourself too…

    1. Rison Simon

      Glad to see you like it. It will provide your site with initial traffic if you guest post. It further motivates you to write more.

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