What kind of a blogger are you? Go through this checklist and find out. This will also serve as a roadmap for you to follow to become a professional blogger.

BeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
Free blogSelf-hostedSelf-hosted
Blog presence on 2 social media platformsBlog presence on > 2 social media platforms Blog presence on > 2 social media platforms
Properly embedded handles in sharingProperly embedded handles in sharingProperly embedded handles in sharing
Website essentials:
1. About me + DP
2. Contact
3. Social media menu
4. Search
Website essentials:
1. About me + DP
2. Contact
3. Social media menu
4. Search
5. Basic SEO
6. Certificates, if any

Website essentials:
1. About me + DP
2. Contact
3. Social media menu
4. Search
5. SEO
6. Certificates, if any
7. Logo
8. Media coverage
9. Presence on other portals, blogs or websites

Clearly defined:
1. What you are – blogger, genre writer, etc.
2. Who you are – what is your brand personality? Is it a personal brand or brand?

Clearly defined:
1. What you are
2. Who you are
3. Why you are – reason for existence

Clearly defined:
1. What you are
2. Who you are
3. Why you are

Analytics

Frequency of posting: 8/monthFrequency of posting: 12/month Frequency of posting: 20/month
Email account for the blog (Gmail will do)Email account with domain name
Plagiarism freePlagiarism freePlagiarism free
Media kit preparedMedia kit preparedMedia kit prepared

This by no means is an exhaustive list but it does include everything we think should define your blogging journey. Feel free to add/remove pointers from the checklist.

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