You have started a blog and you are curious to write something, but what to write in the first blog post and how to write, the exact strategy the most of the bloggers do is revealed here in this post.
A quick glimpse on what you can learn here:
- How to write your first blog post?
- What to write as a first blog post?
- What are the tools that you need initially?
How to write your first blog post?
For the Newbies who have just started a blog and searching the internet how to write, here is the WordPress basics for you
Step 1: Write your draft in Microsoft word and prepare images for the post.
Step 2: Head over to your WordPress admin dashboard and then click on post and then click add new post.
Step 3: Paste the draft and add images
Step 4: Proof read twice
Step 5: Hit publish.
For those who are writing and still struggling with the process of writing a blog post go ahead with this post.
What to write in the first blog post?-First Blog post ideas
Now that you have learnt how to basics of writing the post. Let me reveal what you can write as your first blog post.
Actually, there are no rules for what you need to write and this is how you need to write.
“Your boundaries are limitless”
Introduce yourself in your first blog post:
Write about yourself with a personal story to hook your readers and curate them to read your blog.
The best way to write is to begin with a magnetic headline and include a story and end up with introducing your social profiles.
Your readers will be more curious to know about the author of the blog, so these posts are an essential part of the blog irrespective of the niche.
Get answer for the following questions and this will help you craft the story in a great way.
Who are you?
What do you do?
What are your achievements?
Why started this blog?
Interesting things in your life
Your social profiles
Still struggling to write your first blog post? Then get inspiration from the following posts.
After writing this post, just link it to the about section of your blog or you can make this itself as your about page
Communicate your blog’s purpose:
This is also an Introductory post like the above mentioned, in case of a company or a brand, you may want to showcase your brand expertise to your readers. Freelancers and artists like to showcase their expertise to the readers, I prefer this post for those people who can go ahead with this communicatory post as your first post.
Ask yourself these questions and summarise the answer as an awesome blog post.
What is your brand’s mission?
What is your brand’s Vision?
What do you want deliver your audience?
How are you going to address the audience (Through videos/ posts/Podcasts)
How often you will be posting?
Why to choose your brand?
Confused on what to choose, check out the example below.
Write Your first blog post on a topic in your niche:
If you want to write a solid article for your target audience, then according to me this is the best way to capture your audience attention.
As Dale Carnegie says “People are not interested in you, they are interested in themselves”
Most of the readers get engaged with you right from the first post.
I guess you are somewhat convinced with this idea. Still you are having some confusion, right?
Let me share you the exact way to find the readers perception and the what to write for the readers need.
A quick exercise to brainstorm your first blog post in your niche:
Go to google and type in your niche keyword. Make a list of 10 blog sites in your niche.
Note down the ten blog posts in their blog.
Blog posts will have their keywords in their title and note down the keywords used in all the sites.
Read the comments and understand what the readers are commenting and get the questions they ask the bloggers.
Note these things.
By the end of this exercise you will be able to figure at least 10 blog posts in your niche.
Choose a keyword that you feel comfortable to write and begin your research. Here are the best types of blog posts that you can write at the start.
- Choose a topic that solves your readers problems.
- Write a great list that serves your reader’s needs.
- Teach them something that you are expert in.
Choose a topic that solves your readers problems:
Search in the social groups and find out what problems are your readers addressing right now. Get a solution for that problem. Create a series of blog posts that you can address to one specific problem.
Write a blog post on that topic and publish.
For instance, you are a beauty blogger and in a Facebook group you found a person asking “how to apply foundation for dark skin”
What you have to do is to google to google type in the keyword foundation for dark skin and note down the auto suggestion keywords and write a list of posts you write and write one by one.
Hope you got a bunch of ideas.
Write a great list that serves your readers need:
List posts are another great choice to begin with, as readers always love lists. List posts tend to be more engaging and inspire readers.
Steps to write list posts:
Identify your readers problems / needs from the above-mentioned method and find a list of solutions for that. The best way to do this is to research google.
You are a travel blogger and you found a reader asking what are all the things I need before going for trekking. Brainstorm various posts in this cadre and write a list of things they need for trekking. Always provide a jaw dropping list that makes your reader drenched in the post.
Post: 100 + things you need before going for a trekking.
Another one example is to read my list of things to do after you have start a blog
Showcase your expertise and teach your readers:
I hope you frequently come across this type of post. Your readers surf internet to find solutions for their problems. All you have to do is to brainstorm what you know and teach them in a better way.
For instance, if you are an illustrator and you are an expert in drawing cartoons then just sit down and write the ideas, figure out the outline on what you are going to teach and prepare a series of blog posts that you can write and publish one by one.
Example: Basics of drawing the cartoons an ultimate guide for beginners.
Blog writers tool kit:
Outline your draft in the MS word and then check for basic error. As you have the inbuilt dictionary in the application, that lets you check the basic grammatical errors and punctuation errors and the spelling mistakes. You can save the draft for later use too.
For those techie lovers, who don’t go ahead with the conventional MS Word, can use the google docs. It is also a powerful free tool with multiple addons. I personally use google docs because I sometimes cannot sit on the system but can continue writing in the blog post in the mobile. This is suitable cross device workers. Especially people who are working and doing side hustle like blogging can type a blog post while they travel.
As everything from brainstorming to grammatical checks can be done with the free tools but still why do people go for the paid tools? The one great reason is the plagiarism checking and the proof reading.
“Too err is human” sometimes you may go wrong in some or the other way. So these software help you in the proof reading.
This is the No.1 tool in the market for writers. The no.1 writer enhancement software. Every brand has different wants and requires a software that personalises for them. All the copywriters and the blog writers suggest this tool for everyone who is considering blogging as their career.
The main benefits of Grammarly is
- The tool is free with limited options.
- Plagiarism checking
- Easy to use platform.
- Can be used with MS word, google docs, email and integrates with all the online writing platforms.
- Improves your style of writing.
- Mistakes your corrections
- Vocabulary enhancement.
This app helps you write in a better way.
Highlights the grammatical errors in various colours.
The better proof-reading app according to me.
The general benefits:
· The app highlights lengthy, complex sentences and common errors.
· There is a free version.
· Improve Writing Style.
· Color-Coded Errors lets you find the errors soon.
· There is also a desktop version.
· You can publish from the editor to the WordPress. you need not to copy paste the work anymore.
In a nutshell:
You have learnt what you can write in your first blog post and the methodologies that you can implement.
I hope this will help you write a better post.
All you have to do is come up with you niche keyword,
research for the various blog posts and categorise them and write.
Feel free to comment your doubts and contact me.
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