I’m so glad that you searched for ‘how to write your first blog post?’
That means you are serious about blogging and have some specific goals for it. And you should be. Because by writing your first blog post you are introducing your blog to the world.
The first post on a blog is like a blog introduction. It will tell your audience about you, your blog, your writing tone, the topics you will cover, and a lot more.The First Blog Post is an introduction post about the blog. Click To Tweet
So it must be one of the best pieces on your blog. Of course, it shouldn’t be a regular ‘welcome to my first blog post’ otherwise you have to carry on with it for a long time.
However, you can tell your readers that this is your first blog post in the blog post.
I must have made you think what to put in a blog post but don’t worry that’s what I am here for.
Blog writing is a fun task. You solve the problems of your readers with the best information. I’ll try to do the same for you.
I’ll walk you step by step to help you write a blog post. This is exactly the process I follow to write blog posts on my blog. So you can follow it for your future blog posts.
Save this post for later.
After reading this post you will get the answers to common questions like
- What my blog post should be about?
- What to blog about?
- How long a blog post should be?
- Not sure how to write a blog?
- How do you structure your blog post?
- And more.
If that sounds appealing to you let’s get started.
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How To Write Your Very First Blog Post?
Just in case, you haven’t got your blog set up and working already I would highly recommend you do it now because for sure you will need a blog to publish your amazing blog posts.
You can learn how to start a blog using my guide. I have made the process super easy in only 3 steps.
What Is A Blog Post?
“A blog post is any form of content that is published online to solve one or a group of problems of one or a community of people.”
So you see the main goal of writing blogs is to help your target audience by solving their problems.
PRO TIP –
It should also be noted that you cannot solve everybody’s problems. Because not everyone has the same problem.
Therefore, you should solve the problem of those people who have the same problem. These people are called your target audience.
If you haven’t figured out your target audience do it with my guide on how to find your target audience.
There are many types of blog posts that you can write on your blog to help solve problems. Here are some blog post examples to give you an idea.
- List Posts – used to list many options available for one problem.
- How To (Tutorial) Posts – To help the audience to do something step by step.
- Round up posts – A collection of expert advice.
- Q & A posts – A question and answer post on one topic.
Here are 31 types of blog posts that you should write on your new blog to gain traffic.
Now that I have told you what is a blog post and given some types of blog examples it is time we move on to help you learn how to write blog posts.
Can The First Blog Post Be Anything?
My first blog post was a total disaster…
I mean love that I published my first ever blog post online but it was not the best I could do at that time.
First of all, I was scared a lot that it took me 15 days after setting up my blog to publish my first blog post.
It is How To Make Easy Money Online.
Here is the link if you want to have a look at it. It’s not the same version, I keep updating my old posts (It’ is very good for SEO).
The problem was I didn’t do any research, saw an article on the internet and wrote a similar post, and published it. Because it was already 15 days and I hadn’t done anything.
I realized my mistake later and I had to shift my blog niche.
Therefore, you must always keep in mind your TARGET AUDIENCE and BLOG NICHE while deciding your blog posts.
- Google prefers sites that stay on one niche. Therefore you just can’t write on anything that came to your mind unless it’s your hobby blog.
- If your blog post solves the problem of your target audience it will get more engagement naturally.
So no, don’t take my first blog post as one of the best first blog post examples.
I’m not saying this to scare you. All I want you to be a little serious about the topic on which you are going to write about.
A blog niche is one or maximum of two topics in which you will be publishing content on your blog.
For example, I publish blogging and money-making tips on this blog. So these 2 are my niche. And I have recently started publishing some Pinterest tips.
Google likes sites that stay on topic.
I talk about a blog niche in more detail in this blog post. So, if you haven’t it is time you figure out your blog niche.
A bit of research and you are done.
How To Write Your First Blog Post?
After deciding your blog niche and finding your target audience you have to make a list of ideas on what to blog about.
Make sure these are your top picks for blog posts. If you are having trouble coming up with ideas you can take inspiration from some blog post examples of popular blog posts in your niche.
We want our list to be the best blogs to write first. Don’t go writing unique blog ideas until you are established.
Best if they are high demand blog topics.
Once you have a list of 40 to 50 blog post ideas you should not eliminate the options that you think will not be great for your blog niche and target audience.
After doing so you will have a list of the best blog posts that are perfect for your blog niche and will help your target audience.
The Step By Step Process Of Writing A ‘First Blog Post”
Follow this step by step guide to write your first blog post you can also follow it for writing your upcoming blog posts.
STEP 1 – Choosing A Blog Topic.
From the list of your shortlisted blog writing ideas choose one that you like.
STEP 2 – Doing Your Research.
I don’t want you to stress about it much now. But if you want to have an idea you can do a google search and check out the already published articles on the same topic.
This will help you understand how to write your blog post.
Keyword Research (and SEO!) is an important part of your research. You can skip this because this is your first blog post but if you want to start right away you must check out this extremely beginner’s guide on Keyword Research.
The guide is by Moz in which you will learn how to optimize your blog posts for SEO.
STEP 3 – Planning A Blog Post Outline.
Your blog post format matters a lot. It is important for Google as well as your readers.
If the flow of your blog post is natural it will help Google skim through your content easily so that it can understand what your blog post is about.
And your target audience must feel excited (not bored!) after reading your blog post.
A well-structured blog post is one in which there is
- An informative introduction.
- A detailed blog content.
- A satisfying conclusion.
- Attractive visuals.
- And more.
To learn how to write a blog post outline check out this article. It will give you an easy to follow 3 step formula that you can use anytime.
STEP 4 – Write Your First Draft.
After doing your research and learning how to structure a blog post you are ready to start writing your blog post.
Here are some of my best tips in a form of question & answer to write good content.
1- How to start a blog post?
Ans. The best way to start a question is to address the problem in the first sentence. The opening of a blog post should be about the problem itself.
2- How to write an introduction?
Ans. An introduction is about the problem and the solution. The correct way to write your introduction is to address the problem and then tell your readers how you will solve it for them.
3- Should you introduce yourself?
Ans. As this is going to be your first blog post it is logical to think so but if you don’t want to then you don’t have to. Just write at the beginning or end that this was your first post and include a link to your about page.
4- Do I need to write in a stylish language?
Ans. No, your English should be as basic as possible to make it easy to read to many people. You don’t want your readers to go away.
Follow these tips and complete your first draft. You can also follow this guide where I explain how to write viral blog posts.
You can use this method to craft click-worthy headlines for your blog posts.
STEP 5 – Proofread Your Post.
After writing the first draft you must proofread it to avoid looking foolish in front of your readers.
You can do this easily with Grammarly. It is a grammar checker tool that will quickly find out the common errors and gives you suggestions to fix them.
I use Grammarly to proofread all of my blog posts.
It is available in premium plans but the free version is also good.
Sign up for the Grammarly tool here.
Also Read: My Grammarly Review For New Bloggers
STEP 6 – Adding Visuals.
To increase the engagement and readability of your blog post you should include attractive images or videos throughout the content. Also, with proper optimization, your blog images can rank on Google.
Check out these 4 awesome stock photo sites to get beautiful stock photos.
STEP 7 – Finalize The Post And Publish It.
Once the visuals are added check out the final draft on the web how it looks.
Many blogging platforms let you preview blog posts on the web. Here’s how it looks on WordPress. You can click on the “preview” button in the top right corner.
So this is how to write a blog post and publish it online.7 Steps to writing a great blog post!😊 Click To Tweet
Congratulations! You just published your very first blog post on the internet for the world to see it.
But it is not going to get visibility automatically. You have to promote it well.
Here are some easy tips to explode your blog traffic.
Blog Post Ideas For Beginners
Take this list of first blog post title ideas for you to give a kickstart on your blogging journey. It’s a mixed list of first blog posts of famous bloggers from all niches so you have to make sure to choose only those that suit your blog niche.
So this is how to write blog posts easily. Of course, it is not going to be your best content. Because over time, you will develop skills and that’s how, with practice, you will learn how to write great blog posts.
This is your start, I’m sure that in the future you will create awesome articles (or create your opinion blog) for which you would be known for but now is the time to focus on establishing a brand.
You do it by finding out the best blog to write first. Those that have already worked great. This will help you tell your readers and everyone that you know about that topic.
I hope you learned how to write your first blog post and you already have ideas of how you are going to start it.
Keep in mind, with practice you will improve.
Of course, if you have any questions you can ask me in the comments section.
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