So finally you have arrived in the blogging world with a question how to write first blog post! Trust me you are going to have a lot of fun out there. It might feel like a daunting task but trust me once you get a hang of it, you just keep on writing good stuff every time. My mentor always says one thing that “writing a blog is a monstrous task”, well it feels in the initial stages though when you are new to blogging. I do not want to demotivate you at all with that statement because you are going to write your first very blog post! Congratulations on that!
I know you are a little bit nervous about the writing process, but I am here to help you. You cannot just start writing on any topic, you need to have some concept or idea to start with. Here is the process that you can follow for writing your first very blog that will stand out like a pro.
Find your niche
Think on what you are willing to write a blog. You just cannot write anything because no one will read it. You need to find topics that are popular among the readers and at the same time interests you. Therefore it is very essential to find your niche as it will act as a Kickstarter for your blogging journey. There are a lot of topics that you can choose from. You can choose travel, photography, beauty tips, digital marketing, technology, medical, health and fitness and many more.
So once you decide on your niche you can research on the internet about the trending topics. The trending topics will help you in deciding what content you need to produce so that your blog will get more reads.
Writing the headline of the blog like a pro
So while forming the headline for your blog, you need to come up with at least 5 to 6 options so that you can pick one which is the best. The headline can be rhetorical, negative, have a question, and a lot more. So you can form your headline as you think your readers would get attracted to.
Take the pointers
You cannot just start writing with the blog post. Firstly you will be doing some research on the topic. Once you are done with the research take down some points that you would like to include in your blog.
You also need to add something extra, either your experience or your observation that no other blog has in it. That is called as value-addition. Add some value to your blog by giving a suggestion from your point of view and which is acceptable to the audience.
Starting off with the writing part
You cannot just simply start writing the blog. Therefore always remember one thing that when you are writing a blog always write the main body of the content because you already have the pointers ready with you. For example, you are writing a blog on steps to apply perfect eyeliner. So here, if you are writing the steps first, then you will be able to finish off with the main part quickly because the material is ready with you.
Why I am saying write the main content first because it only takes time. So once you are done with writing the main content, you can conclude your blog and then, in the end, you can write the introduction. Writing an introduction takes a bit of time because you have to very creative with it. An introduction is something that engages the reader till the end. So leave introduction for the last.
Be a storyteller
If you are promoting your product directly through your blog as the audience is going to simply close the window. Therefore, you have to be very smart while writing it. narrate some story for your audience. If you are keeping a conflict in front of the audience, they will be able to relate to it. SO once they know the conflict, provide them with the resolution and they will be happy about it.
Therefore while writing a blog, you have to a good storyteller. You need to connect with your audience so make sure that you are addressing them with “you”. Or if you are narrating any story about yourself, you can even use “I” in it like “I have been using the eyeliner from quite a long time now and I have seen results”. So the first person or second person is more relevant while writing a blog.
Don’t make it look like a newspaper story
We all read newspapers and the first paragraph itself is about the 5 W’s and 1 H. Obviously you will be answering all the question of your readers, but not in a harsh manner, you have to be very subtle and poetic. Show some sympathy for your readers and they will be happy. Writing a blog is a creative thing and you need to put in all your efforts and give your readers the best copy ever. You get to experiment with a lot of techniques while writing a blog and there is no limit to the word count.
Use high-quality relevant images
In your blog put some relevant images so that the audience will connect to it.
If you are writing a blog on steps to apply eyeliner, then put some real time pictures so that whatever you are writing will be easily understandable to the audience.
As they say, a picture speaks a thousand words, so make sure you are incorporating good images. You can get free stock images from websites like Pixabay, Freepik to name a few.
Have an excellent feature image
Before posting the blog and making it live, make sure that you are having an attractive featured image for your blog post. If you are not good with Photoshop, you can use online tools like Canva where you can easily design a featured image for your blog post as the samples are already there in various sizes.
And there you go, you have a blog that reads and looks like a pro. Make sure that you are using simple language so that the readers are able to understand what exactly the topic is all about. All I can say is that just write from your heart and give your best every time yo sit to scribble and the results will be awesome.
All the best, do let me know about your first blog experience in the comments area below!