What do you write about in your first blog post?

Congratulations! You finally decided to blog. Now you’ve chosen your blogging topic. You got your domain name registered and bought a hosting plan.

You also have installed WordPress/Blogger and the necessary plugins and theme. You’ve created these 5 or more essential pages. All is set and it’s time to write your first page.

In this part 11 in the series of creating a money making blog, I want to dish out some essential ingredients of a winning first blog blog. If you missed the past 10 parts in the series, take a short trip back to this front page for a list of contents .

Many people starting a blog for their very first time don’t have a clue what to write about in their first post. I remember my first article was absolutely out of place. Yes! I didn’t read any guide about how to start. It was really off. You know I had a burning desire to make money blogging so I started off with a review post that failed so bad.

I had absolutely no idea what it means to write a review post. What I did was grab a video from the vendor’s page and splashed it on my first article. That took me no where. So let me give you some basics so  you don’t fall out like me 😉

How to write your first blog post

There are a couple of things that are recommended to be highlighted on your first post. These points will answer essential questions and put you already on a good footing.  Let’s see them together;

1 -> Who are you?

This is generally accepted as an important question to answer on your first blog post. It’s like getting into a new world and the first thing you do is introduce yourself else, no one may listen to you.

Introduce yourself and your business. Tell your audience what makes you the go-to person in your field and why they should trust you. Share your pictures, success stories, awards, products, etc.  This will highly boost the level of trust you get from your readers.

2 – > What are you blogging about ?

Give a vast idea what you will be blogging about. Explain what readers should expect from your blog. Start from a broader idea and narrow it down to specific areas. For instance – Social Media is a much broader idea. Narrow it down to Social Media components like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.

In the broad Make Money online niche, you  may develop it by listing more specific areas like affiliate marking, surveys, sponsored posts, paid tweets, etc

What about Pets? That’s quite broad isn’t it? Now, narrow it down to things like dog training, dog health, dog food, dog behaviors, etc.

That will actually help your readers know what they get from your blog if they stick around.

3 – > What do you expect from your readers

As a matter of fact, not everyone reading your first post will know what you expect from them. Clearly state what you expect from your readers:

  • Follow you on Twitter
  • Like your Fanpages
  • Enter your Circles
  • Sign up to your newsletter
  • Sign up to your RSS feed
  • Leave a feedback
  • Etc

4 – > Why should someone signup to your list or even read your blog

Now this is important! Give your readers solid reasons to stick around. Tell them exactly what will be their benefits for being loyal and repeat visitors. The more you touch specific points in your chosen topic, the greater the chances of getting your visitors hooked. For instance, you told them you will be blogging on dog training. That’s right but what should they expect? List out specific training types you’ll be hammering on and the results they will get from them.

5 – > How can your visitors interact with you?

An important question to answer isn’t it? Let your visitors know they can interact with you through blog commenting, Facebook, Twitter and other active social media sites. Let them know you can be reached on your contact page. Don’t assume they know it. Remind them and the results will be amazing.

Be smart and make your first post a huge success. Don’t write with assumptions. Give out necessary details. Remember first impression matters. Don’t let readers think you are low in your first post.

That’s it for this part. In the next part, I’ll be giving you some smart Content creation ideas that generate income.

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16 thoughts on “What do you write about in your first blog post?”

  1. That’s a very nice layout for writing the very first post on the blog. I usually do the same in my first article, I write what the blog is about, who is me, and what we will be doing on this blog in the future.

    Thanks for such a nice article, it is worth reading.

  2. Hey Enstine,
    According to me, A blogger can be started any free websites like WordPress as practice and show to which kinds of factors Google have, after anyone start blog. All kinds of information is admirable, thanks for sharing.

  3. Hey Enstine,
    An impressive and informative information that how to start any blog. When I started blogging, I create an excel sheet according to niche and to find out information, then getting bunches of information and finally started to my first content. Great tips and excellent worked!

  4. Hello; I followed you here from a post you wrote for the comment love blog. I liked what you said there and thought I owed it to you to visit. I like how clearly written your posts are. So far i haven’t had those feelings of frustration or stupidity that i get when reading some people’s posts about building or developing a blog. and as a blind computer user this is rare. thanks again and take care, max

    • He Maxwell,
      I just replied to your comment on comluv and I’m glad you already are here.
      Thanks for your beautiful words. I’m really encouraged

      While you are having a great weekend, I hope to go on a more personal note with you, perhaps finding more ways to be successful online 😉

      Once more, thanks for linking up

  5. Hi Enstine,

    These are some great tips for anyone who wants to get started with their blog. When I got started with my blog, I was using “Blogging With John Chow” I used his methods.

    I did tweak a couple things since then and have not used that program since. But I think that it helped me get a better understanding of how to get started properly.

    Thanks for sharing these tips and I know that they will help anyone looking to get started, have a great day.

    • Hey Susan,
      Good to see you around!
      Yes, John’s product is excellent for beginners. It has some really interesting stuffs to start the move.

      Thanks for your visit and contribution today. Do have a wonderful week ahead

  6. Well, this is kind of what I have planned for my first blog post – although I won’t be talking about who I am or my past experience with my blog post. Instead I will mention my about page, you know, get the users to visit the page 😉

    I will be talking about the blog though. Most of the post will be able the blog – how I plan to run, what kind of blog it will be and so forth.

    One thing I haven’t thought about is list building (I have setup the list, but I haven’t decided whether I should offer a eBook as an incentive. I was thinking offering a “emailing series” covering three different topics). I have to decide on that soon.

    Anyways, thanks for the post, Enstine 😀 Hope you are enjoying your weekend

  7. Hi Enstine

    When i started my blog, it was just copy and pasting so i didn’t really have a first post. I’m planning to start a new blog soon and i believe this tips will work. I will bookmark this series and come back to them.
    This time, I’m using Self-hosted WordPress.

  8. Hi Enstine

    This is valuable information for someone just starting their blog.

    I started out through a mentoring program but I was told to write five blog posts and it didn’t matter what they were about.

    That was so you could then apply to Google for and Adsense account.

    To me, that was completely the wrong advice and I ended up deleting those first few posts a few weeks later.

    Start as you mean to go on.

    • Yes Tim I agree that was not good advice. Going with Adsense on a new blog is no good approach either.

      Good you got rid of those pages 😉

      Thanks for your visit today and do have a wonderful weekend

  9. Hi Enstine.
    May be not a lot of people will read the first post in your brand new blog (unless you are a popular blogger, who starts a new site and will promote it to a big number of circles), but anyway the first post, together with the other ones you’ll write, is indeed very important!
    Thanks for sharing, valid points!

    • Hey Erik,
      That’s correct but some are already active on social media before creating their first blogs. I was very active on social media and had a lot of following through EasyRetweet. So my first post was read by many. There was need to make it good.

      Even if an absolutely new blogger is creating his/her first blog, social media makes it easier to get fast referral traffic these days. There is still need to pay attention to this first blog given that you may start getting traffic the next day

      Always good to have you around Erik and do have a wonderful weekend

      • You’re right, Enstine.
        Now social media allows people to have brand new blogs standing out just with social power.
        Tools like EasyRetweet or JustRetweet will make things easier.

        Have a wonderful weekend you too, Enstine! 🙂

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