I’ve been blogging for over a decade now, and I thought it was time to share some of my first blog post tips with other first-time bloggers.
And here’s the secret to writing your first blog.
That may seem like an obvious statement, but it’s the first and most important thing you need to do.
You might be thinking of all kinds of excuses as to why you can’t get started because there are so many things that go into the first blog post.
But it’s not that hard, I promise!
Without further ado, here are tips for your first post in your blog.
How to start your first blog post
Your first blog post should be your About page. Here’s what to include in your first post as a blogger starting out:
- Who you are
- What your blog is about
- Your why
- Who is your audience
- What are your goals for the blog
- Tell them to get involve and how
Who are you?
Before you can get anyone to make a commitment like bookmarking your blog, they need to know who you are.
To do that well, describe the experiences in life or professional work that have shaped who you are and why other people should care about what it is precisely that drives this passion of yours.
Make sure not only talk about yourself but also your audience, as some bloggers avoid doing so because they want their blogs to be perceived more formal or objective than personal – which isn’t always bad either.
You shouldn’t be just the silent stranger behind a keyboard. Telling your readers about yourself through words and pictures will help them feel like they know you, which makes it easier for them to trust what you have to say!
So use both “words” AND images (and any other content) available over at your blog/website as an opportunity to show who YOU really are.
What is your blog about?
Your audience will get a clear idea of what to expect from your blog in three easy steps:
- Tell them how often you’ll be updating the site and at which days/times (if applicable).
- Let them know exactly where their focus should be on every visit: this is called “blog focus.”
- Make sure that you are constantly adding value by being an expert or authority figure within your chosen field—this boosts trustworthiness.
Why are you blogging?
To answer this question, keep your audience in mind. Ask yourself:
- Why would someone come to my blog?
- What would they be looking for?
- What’s in it for them (my readers)?
Tell your audience why you’re there. They will appreciate it and want to connect with you more often!
Who is reading your blog?
When writing your first blog post, it’s important to know who you’re talking to. Who are the people I’m going to be speaking with? What kind of audience will my words reach out to?
The point is for you and your readers to build trust. Let them know that you will always be there for them.
What is your mission?
Transparency is the name of the game. So share your goals with your readers in this initial post and get them on board to help you achieve those grand ambitions.
If you want to start a blog, make sure it starts on the right foot. To do this, your first post must contain all of these elements:
- You should be open and honest with them – don’t sell snake oil or anything else that isn’t true!
- You need an authentic voice, so they know exactly what kind of blogger you are.
- Let them know from the beginning that your main goal is to help people by giving great advice based on personal experience (or research).
How to write your first blog post on WordPress
Writing your first blog post on WordPress is easy peasy! There really isn’t anything to it. By the time you finish reading this post, you’ll be a pro.
- The first step is to log into your WordPress account. It involves your domain name and the following, “wp-admin.” For example, “www.yourblogisawesome.com/wp-admin/.” Quick tip, bookmark this page.
- Once you’re logged in, you should see “Posts,” hover on it. Submenus will appear, then look for “Add New” and click on it.
- You’ll be taken to the editor, and now it’s time to come up with your title.
- Start your introduction once you’ve written your title (or you can come back to this later).
- You should also have your blog post outlined.
- Write like no one’s watching!
- Once you’re done, click on publish located at the top right-hand corner.
- That’s it! You’ve written your first blog post on WordPress.
If you’re wondering how to work with the Gutenberg editor (WordPress default), learn from the source as some blog posts aren’t regularly updated. Click on the following: WordPress’ Gutenberg Tutorial
Any blog’s first post
Whether you own a lifestyle blog, a food blog, travel blog, gaming blog, gardening blog, any blog, you need to know how to write your first blog post.
Know your audience, address them, show you’re an expert, let them know what your blog is all about and your mission.
Here are a few ideas for the first post for your food blog. Ask yourself these questions:
- Why do you love to cook/food?
- Who do you cook for?
- How did your love of food come about?
- What makes you get up in the morning (other than breakfast)?
- Where do you want your food blog to take you?
- Is your audience male? Female? Moms? Dads?
- Why would people listen to you?
I’m a blogger, digital marketer, and social media specialist. I have been blogging for over a decade on various blogs and websites to help me grow my business.
My why is simple: prove that anyone can succeed by following the proper steps and doing the work every day.
My mission is to show you how you can use WordPress as a fantastic platform to start your very own blog today.
Writing on WP isn’t any different than writing anywhere else because it’s easy-to-use software with all of the tools you need (just like anything else).
I want to echo this again, the key to starting your first blog post is to get started. Don’t overcomplicate things. Just do.
Let’s get started with your blog making money on autopilot today.
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