When you are ready to launch a blog, it is a wise thing to write your first few blog posts before launching. You don’t want a reader to come to your blog and then not getting anything to read except that first blog.
The type of blog posts depends a lot on your blog topic. The best option is to start with the first blog post where you introduce your blog. Write about
- Why you want to blog
- What you want to do with the blog
- What kind of problems your blog will solve
As you know that you have already chosen a blog niche/topic and you are ready to write your first blog post. Even if you are a natural writer, writing your first blog post can be intimidating and if you are not a natural writer, like me, it is even harder.
To make the process easier, keep these few points in mind and start writing.
Writing your first blog post
1. Introduce yourself
This is a simple gesture to connect to your readers from day one. Tell them about yourself and why you are here. What made you decide what you want to do with a blog.
2. Introduce the blog topic
It is a good idea to introduce what your blog is about. You are a new person in the online world and people have yet to become familiar with you. Introduce yourself and your blog topic.
3. Why you want to blog
Explain why you started his blog. Is it just a hobby or you want to address a specific problem that readers face. Tell them how you can help them in solving the issues or a specific problem. For example, if your blog is about parenting, you can explain what type of topics you want to cover in your blog and how your own experiences can help your readers in their parenting journey.
4. Who do you want to write for
When you know your target audience, it will be easy for you to connect with the readers. Explain who your target audience is and why you choose to write for them. The audience will feel welcomed and will trust you that you understand their problems.
5. Explain your blogging goals
As you have your target readers on your blog, they must know what they can expect from you in the near future. Share your blogging goals with your new online friends.
6. Ask them to connect
Let the readers immerse in the topic of your blog and motivate them to ask some questions about their problems. This is the best way to start conversations. This will not only help you to connect with the readers but also give you some ideas for your future blog posts.
I hope by now, you would be ready to start your first blog post. These points will definitely help you in getting around.
You can read my introductory post here. Now comes the question of what to write after your first blog post?
Some bloggers suggest that you should write 20-30 blog posts before launching your blog and some say take action and Just do it. Kristie from Kristiehill.com says that you should go live with 4-5 blog posts and should have a few blog posts in drafts ready to publish.
I agree with Kristie on this one because you will get to know what type of content is reasoning with your audience. You can write more about that specific topic. When you get some traffic to your blog, it inspires you to do more.
After your first introductory post
Write posts to fill your categories on the blog. Don’t have too many categories initially. Start with two or three categories and write 2 posts for each category. These can be ‘How to posts or if you have product related category you can write how this particular product helped you. Options are endless and the only thing is taking action. Hopefully, this will help you in getting started your blog on the right path.
Hope this will give you some ideas to get started with your blog. Don’t let anything come into way and get started with your blog.
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