Have you ever daydreamed about living a laptop lifestyle where you no longer had to deal with the 9 to 5 mentality and instead created a successful, thriving blog that produced a full time income? If you’re brand new to the blogging world, it can all seem very overwhelming. Putting pen to paper and figuring out how to write the first blog post can cause some serious writers block…if you let it. But what if it didn’t have to be so difficult?
Change your mindset and remember why you wanted to start a blog in the first place. Is it because you want to make some extra income or that you want to create an additional source of revenue so you can save up for a down payment on a house, be debt free, take your dream vacation or planning to start a family? Whatever the case may be, one day (even if that’s today), you decided to start a blog so take yourself down memory lane and rekindle those moments.
1. Have fun with it
When the idea of a blog began to blossom in your mind, go back to what sparked your interest. What lit your fire and got the creative juices flowing? Start by creating a list of all the topics you would truly enjoy writing about based on your niche, if you have one yet, and what value you can create to your audience to keep them engaged. Don’t get complicated or over think this process.
Regardless if you have a niche picked out yet at this point, you want to write down 5 to 10 ideas that you have a passion for and would have fun writing about. You may need to take a few minutes and focus. Remember to have fun with this part. Once you have those ideas, it’s easier to visualize and pick from a list of topics you want to write about.
2. Introduce Yourself
If you are still unsure at this point of what to write, you can always start by introducing yourself on your About Me page. No one knows you better than yourself. This can be a great starting point and a chance to give your readers some insight on what your blog is all about. You can talk about what you’re planning to share in the future and give them a rough idea of what type of value they can expect from your website or blog.
If you have already chosen your niche, explain to your readers what that is. Will it be about health and fitness, beauty tips, or gaming? If you’re still unsure of what your niche is, that’s ok too. You can discuss topics you’re planning to share in future posts.
My readers can expect to read more tips about finance, blogging and worksheets to help them reach their goals. Below are some examples of topics for my future blog posts:
- Finance – The best ways to make money online from home, how to’s and tips on the top affiliate programs
- Blogging – how to increase blog traffic, free plugins for WordPress, places to promote your blog posts
- Worksheets – templates you can use to organize your blog posts and ideas for how to earn money online
4. Spell Check + Grammar
This one is a must in my opinion. You’re not being graded in english class but at the very least, use the spelling and grammar tool to check your work before you hit the publish button. If you want to appear as a professional in your niche, try to avoid unnecessary typos. Too many errors can be a huge distraction and you could lose credibility.
Once you’ve written your first blog post, you’ll want to go back and include photos or videos that capture the readers attention. Choose appropriate photos that connect your audience to your blog post. Include engaging videos if you have them to encourage your readers to stay on your website longer.
Need More Help?
At this point, your mind should be racing with ideas of content on how to write your first blog post. Remember, don’t get too hung up on the technical side of blogging. Just start writing what comes to mind. You can always narrow down your niche and topics you want to discuss once you’re out of ideas. If you’re having a creative moment or day, try to jog down as many ideas and write as many blog posts as you can. Take advantage of that creativity and create your own style.
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