12 most predictable things that will happen in your first 3 months of blogging

Employees will doubt you, you’ll run out of ideas for posts, and you’ll want to quit. But fear not. Your blog will survive.

Ragan Insider Premium Content
Ragan Insider Content

Before you start, be aware of the most common pitfalls you will face in your first three months of blogging, and plan for how to survive them:

1. Copycat confusion

You try to model your blog after others in the industry, but you don’t get the same results. What you’re missing is the solid foundation underneath any successful business blog.

Survival tactic: Study other blogs for what you like and don’t like. Then, apply those things to your company’s unique blogging strategy.

2. Lack of buy-in from the team

You got permission to start the initiative, but now you’re met with skepticism and resistance. No one can agree on what you’re doing and why. Some people see blogging as an onerous extra step that dilutes your existing marketing efforts.

Survival tactic: In your blogging strategy, show how blogging will take your company’s existing marketing plan and put it online.

3. Too many ideas/too few ideas

You may have tons of new ideas for blog posts, which can be overwhelming, or you may feel unsure about which subjects would make a good post.

To read the full story, log in.
Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content.
Sign up today

Already a member? Log in here.
Learn more about Ragan Insider.