You’ve gotten your blog all set up and you’re wondering how to write your first blog post?
Well, setting up a blog can be overwhelming but thinking about how to take that step to write your first blog post can be even more overwhelming.
As someone who’s once been here, I can tell you for sure, there are a lot of pit falls you want to avoid while creating your first blog post.
So, what exactly are these pitfalls you ask?
This is exactly what we’re going to be discussing about in this tutorial.
In this guide, I’ll be listing out the steps you can take to avoid the struggle that most beginners face when they embark on creating their blog posts.
After reading this post, you’ll be fully equipped to create your blog posts like a pro, even if you’re just a beginner.
So, are you’re ready for this? Let’s get started below…
Choose a goal
This is your first blog post but why exactly are you writing it? What do you want to achieve the post?
This is the question you need to ask yourself before you get started.
If your first blog post is going to be an introductory post to introduce your blog then you need to be sure about that at this stage and then set out to create the outline accordingly.
Creating a specific goal for your blog post gives you a yardstick to measure it’s success over time.
Decide on your Audience
Now that you’ve figured out why you want to write your first blog post, the next thing you want to do is to identify your audience. Find out…
- Who are they,
- Where are they and
- Why should they care about your post?
These are some of the things you need to find out about your audience.
As a starter, you need to have a fair knowledge of your audience and what matters to them.
This is the only way you can write a post that resonates with them.
You also need to know their geographic location and other important details about them.
This knowledge will help you to tailor your post around them effectively.
To have a clear idea about your audience, use the strategy listed in this post to identify your audience.
Identify your keywords
One of those things that will make your posts visible are key words.
Key words are search terms used by search engine users to search for items related to the content you create.
To make your blog post visible to your target audience, you need to strategically use the Keywords used by this audience (whenever they make searches online), throughout your post.
This is very important.
When done correctly, the right key words can help you to get better visibility for your post.
Write a Post
Now that you’ve fixed the preliminaries, it’s time to create your first blog post.
Now before you get started here you need to know that your post needs at least there parts viz: Introduction, Middle course, Conclusion.
The introduction introduces a reader onto the post making them want to continue reading it by all means.
The middle course will be used in explaining the major content of the post while the conclusion will serve as the closing and your call to action.
These are the three parts your blog posts should have and you have to pay attention to each.
Create a Title
The title you create for your post is very important.
It is one of the things that will make a potential reader decide whether they are going to read your post or not.
While creating your post title, pay attention to the words you’re using to capture the interest of your readers.
Make it captivating.
Instead of using bland words, focus on using power words and interesting adjectives that will make a potential reader to click on your post much more easily.
Edit your Post
Before clicking on the publish tab, you want to edit your post to remove all typographical errors and other mistakes.
While editing your post, also look out for the number of sentences in each paragraph.
As much as possible, do not include more than 5 sentences of at least 10 words each, in your paragraphs.
You can make it smaller even.
Be sure to leave as much white spaces as possible between each blog post you create, it’ll be very useful for you.
Also, be sure to add images and pictures to your post before publishing it.
Again, remember to add a strong call to action at the end of your post.
This can be a call for people to subscribe, promote or share your posts on their social media.
Doing this at this point will be very effective.
Publish & Promote
Now that you’re done writing your first post, it’s time to publish and promote it.
I must tell you, this is the most important part of blogging, the publishing and promoting part.
Especially for beginners.
You don’t just want to click the publish button you want to promote the post so many readers can see it.
After publishing your post, get over to the social media and other platforms to promote it.
Considering that it’s your first post ever, promoting it will get to yield more results as more people will be willing to support you.
That’s why at this point you have to promote your first blog post to as many platforms as possible.
Congratulations on your first post.
Now that you know all it takes to publish your first blog post, it’s time you head over from your laptop to go write the post.
After writing it, publish and promote the heck out of the post.
Remember to post and promote your post consistently also. This is very important.
And if you need more tips on how to create better ranking posts, you can subscribe for our Blog Mastery Course here.
Now it’s over to you. What’s your biggest challenge as an aspiring blogger?