A checklist for new bloggers was inspired by visiting BloggerTalk. After reading a post by truthdancer mentioning a checklist in the order of importance would be beneficial for new bloggers.
Here is a checklist for you to follow if you are still using the Classic Blogger template Helpful Resources for New Bloggers. The step-by-step instructions for adding HTML code into the template are based on using the Classic Template. If you have The New Version of Blogger, you can't switch back to Classic Blogger but you can Revert Back to the Classic Template and use these same methods explained here.
I don't believe you need to follow the exact order of this list however this is only the beginning of things you'll want to do with your new blog. You may also want to review Beta Bloggers Resources Site Map for other topics of interest.
- Create Your Free Blog Account
- Content is King
- Customize Blogger Settings
- Create an 'Email Me' Link in New Blogger
- Creating Links in the Sidebar for New Blogger
- Sitemap-Indexing and Search Engines
- Create XML and RSS Site Feeds to your Blog
- Add a Site Meter to Your Blog
- Defend Your Site with a Plagiarism Warning Banner
- Promote Your Blog to Increase Traffic