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Have you ever wondered how to write a successful first blog post on your blog? I have launched dozens of blogs and niche sites, and a successful first blog post is a morale booster.
It doesn’t happen to every blog, though. Some blogs take off rather quickly, and there are several factors why this happens.
The reason I’m discussing how to write a successful first blog post is that your first blog post sets the tone of your blog.
Do you know how this idea came to my mind?
A YouTube subscriber reached out to me for a guest post on my blog. He never published a blog post in his life. I downloaded the file, and read it, and replied back explaining what needs to be done in that blog post.
So this idea of writing a successful first blog post popped up to help guide every first-timer who is just going to write his or her first-ever blog post.
Are you going to write the first-ever blog post and want to make it successful?
If yes, then keep reading.
It may look scary when you open your laptop to write it for the first time.
What even scares newbies more is that if they step on the wrong foot, they won’t have any idea.
But, it’s going to be okay because I’m going to help you out.
I’ll walk you through the whole process of writing a successful first blog post, but before that, let’s take a look at 3 Ws of writing the first blog post:
1. Who are you writing the blog post for?
Think about it: who would be your ideal readers? You have figured out your blog niche. Is the topic right for your niche? If it is right for your niche, does it matter to your prospective audience? Would they even care about this topic? Writing pointlessly won’t be a great idea. Instead, brainstorm a little bit on the target audience and then move forward with your blog post writing.
2. Why are you writing this?
Do you know something unique about your topic? Are you passionate about this? Have you done some research on it? How long have you been following the niche? Just try to find these answers, and it will help you figure out whether or not you should go with that specific topic as your first blog post.
3. What are you going to write?
What is the core message of your blog post? Just think about the value it would provide. Once you have a clear picture of what you want to convey in the blog post, you won’t get distracted along the way.
Here are my 4 steps for writing a successful first blog post:
Step #1: Choose the topic you know about
Let’s get to the chase. I want you to write a successful first blog post. So what this means is that it should hit the target in terms of topic, keyword, length, on-page SEO, and images.
It all begins with finding the right topic. So get off the couch and think about the topic you quite familiar with and your potential audience wants to know about.
You can’t write on a topic you’re not good at because if the content isn’t helpful, no one is going to care about it. In fact, if you don’t know much about the topic, you’ll start to babble at the beginning of the blog post, and some of the readers might leave right away.
So, choose the topic you passionately care about and want to deliver something instead.
Fill in the blog post with relevant examples, add references to back up your points, and include subheadings to make things easier for the readership to digest the message. You’ll be able to do all this stuff if you know what you’re talking about.
Step #2: Write with an authoritative voice
At step 02, you have to have some authority in your voice, meaning you can’t show up and talk about something you aren’t sure about. The audience expects the best from you.
Since we’re talking about the first blog post, so what you can do is add your past experiences and lessons into it to make it successful.
For instance, I often share my past experiences in blogging or the products I used in the past; it adds some authority to my voice. You could do the same if you know what you’re talking about.
Step #3: Simplify the message
To make your first blog post successful, not only does it have to be relevant to your niche, but it should also be explaining the point clearly.
You might be just starting off with blogging, so you need people to listen to you. One of the best ways to get attention is by keeping your words simple. Your blog is a communication channel, and if your vocabulary scaring people away, then it’s not going to work.
I implore you to embrace simplicity, whether it’s writing your first few blog posts or trying to help readers through comments. Your words, headings, imagery, and examples go a long way.
Step #4: Solve a problem
Make sure your blog post does the job when it comes to providing the solution. If it doesn’t have the solution in it, it won’t create an impact.
I’ve made this mistake in the past as I wrote hundreds of blog posts across multiple blogs, but the majority of the blog posts weren’t helpful in real life.
As my blog writing evolved, I realized that finding a specific problem and providing a solution is necessary for blogging. If the content isn’t targeting the query or a problem, it won’t reach the right audience.
So now when I publish any blog post, I try to solve a problem or help readers move in the right direction.
Are you reading to write a successful first blog post?
Writing a successful first blog post shouldn’t be scary.
You don’t need to make a thousands bucks off of your first blog post to make it successful.
All you need to know is that it must be clearly communicating to an audience and delivering something valuable to them
If you have made it to this point, it means I managed to keep you engaged till the end.
Plus, I want to thank you for being there and reading it all the way to the end.
What else would you advise someone who is just about to write the first blog post?
Let me know in the comments below.