Starting a new blog is very similar to coming up with its first topic. There are hundreds of reasons to initiate this technology for your business, and literally thousands of topics that could be written about Social Media. I could, and probably will, spend the next year typing them all out, but at some point you just have to pick a horse and ride it.
My first recommendation to anyone with intentions for creating a blog, is to start slow and build up. Launching a site with all the bells and whistles on day one doesn’t happen. You have to start somewhere and build.
Blogs are supposed to be dynamic. They need to be updated frequently, building momentum like a freight train working up to full speed. Inevitably, all blog hubs with social media platforms will begin with incomplete components of design, content and infrastructure.
- Design: No matter how many goals, objectives, or strategies your site may have, they can’t all be presented in the first public view of your site.
- Content: No matter how much wisdom or experience you wish to share with your readers, it can’t all be included in one blog post.
- Infrastructure: No matter how many social networks you built for extending your reach with your messages of wisdom, they won’t all have a legion of followers during start-up.
Oh, by the way, this is good news because:
- No student can earn an “A” for a course just by showing up to class on the first day
- Rome wasn’t built in a day.
- There would be no Cowboys if there weren’t any horses to ride.
A blog has to walk before it can run, and must crawl before it walks. Be patient, and take your first steps into social media & blogging sooner rather than later.