If you’re a new blogger, I know you might be struggling with thinking about how to write your first blog post.
A blog post is like the beginning of an awesome story. You have to pick something to write about, and you can either write your own story.
But you need to make sure that what you’re doing is done right.
So how do we do that?
If your blog is up and running and you’re ready to start writing your first blog post, here’re six tips you can follow to create your blog posts for more readers.
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Tip 1: Determine Who You are Writing for
Put simply, write for your readers.
If you’re going to monetize your blog and make a good passive income one day, it’s important to write good unique content that’s relevant to your target audience (your readers).
I know you may be thinking about making your first post an introduction to yourself and an overview of what your blog is all about.
But why you’re creating a blog post for that?
Just save them and create an amazing “About” page for your blog.
Think about your niche (topic) and then pick a problem or question that many people have in that niche and take it as your first blog post.
For example, if you are a travel blogger, why don’t you make your first post about “How to save money for travel”?
You can always tell a story your audience can relate to and it leads to hooking up with them easily.
However, If you’re starting a personal blog where you’ll be talking about yourself and your experiences a lot, then introducing yourself in the first blog post is not a bad thing at all.
Tip 2: Choose the Right Keyword for SEO
SEO is not an easy game, and it will likely take many months to get enough blog traffic from Google.
If you’re not familiar with SEO, it stands for “Search Engine Optimization.”
In simple, it means the process of improving your blog to increase its visibility for relevant searches to get traffic (more readers) from search engines like Google and Bing.
As a beginner, you typically want to choose something to write with in low competition. In other words, you need to choose the right keywords to succeed with SEO.
For example, if you’re going to write about “how to travel” is a high-volume keyword phrase and also very high in the competition.
If your blog is new, that keyword is probably too competitive to rank your blog post to get traffic.
But when you type how to travel into Google, you get a list of long-tail keyword suggestions.
Those keywords are more specific keyword phrases that visitors are more likely to use when they’re closer to a find something more specific.
So, if you’re looking for keywords for blog posts, then you’ll need to find low-competition keywords to start your SEO game.
To get started, you can use keyword research tools like Semrush to find those keywords easily to write SEO-friendly blog posts to get more traffic.
If you don’t have any idea about what is SEO and how it works, I highly recommend you take these free online courses at Semrush:
All these 2 courses help you learn more about SEO and how to use Semrush tools to optimize your blog post content with the right keywords for achieving top search engine rankings.
And the best thing is, it’s totally free!
Tip 3: Write a Good Blog Post Title
It doesn’t matter how amazing of a blog post you write. If you don’t have a good title, no one is coming to read the rest of your blog post.
You can create two or three titles and ask a few friends and choose which one is perfect for your first blog post.
In addition, You could see a significant increase in your conversion rates simply by including a few power words in your title. Those words will really help you to trigger an emotional response in your reader’s mind.
You should write your blog post title in such a way that will tempt readers to click through to your blog due to curiosity to find out what content is behind that title.
So, start with the best title!
Tip 4: Write an Introduction That Hook Readers
It’s not that hard. Just give your readers a quick overview of what you’re going to teach or share with them in a catchy way. That is a great way to hook them in.
If your post title promised them a wonderful experience, then give them what they’re really looking for and some more with it.
In simple, present the problem and point to the solution!
You can also ask a few questions in your introduction and pay attention to the body of your post. If your blog post is more than 1000 words long, I recommend you add a table of contents section to improve the user experience.
Tip 5: Write Up Your Post Naturally
Now it’s time to use your outline to write up the content for your first blog post.
First, Address your reader like a friend.
A great way to do this is to treat your content like a story and go on.
You’re writing on your own blog. So speak naturally.
Let write the real person inside you!
Your goal should be to write the best. It’s always better to create content at least 600 words long. However, detailed blog posts perform better in every way to make your blog more successful.
In addition, don’t worry about making every sentence perfect. And I know I’m not perfect at all. But I’m creating my content with all the thoughts and ideas that might be valuable to you.
In addition to that, use subheadings and keep your paragraphs around 3 to 5 lines. That will make it easy to read your content.
For creating visual content, including graphics and images, you can use online tools like Canva to provide a great visual experience for your readers.
Tip 6: Wrap Up Your Blog Post With a Conclusion
It’s not good to make your conclusion so long, you can keep it simple. If your blog post is super long, the reader will find it useful if you summarize the main points in your Conclusion.
You can present your summary and your blog post should always contain a Call To Action (CTA). That makes sense for the reader to what to do after reading your blog post.
You can ask to share the article on social media, comment on the article, subscribe to a newsletter, or promote an affiliate product or your service.
It’s time to start writing!
So, those are the key steps that I’m following when writing blog posts. I’m pretty sure Now you can start writing your first blog post.
The most important of these steps is to find the right keyword that you can rank for on Google. If you’re not up to that, you may be losing great potential readers from around the world.
Here are a few easy-peasy tools that I’m using to write my blog posts:
- Grammarly: Grammarly is a free writing tool that makes sure everything you type is easy to read, effective, and mistake-free.
- Semrush: This tool will help you to find the best keywords for your blog post writing and grab the best positions in search engines.
- Yoast SEO WordPress plugin: If you’re running a self-hosted WordPress blog, this WordPress plugin can help you write SEO-friendly blog posts.
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17 thoughts on “How to Write Your First Blog Post (Beginner’s Guide)”
Elaborated in a simplified manner, I'll call it "newbies
friendly"great ! A para on niche selection at start could be appropriate coz of every newbie concern.
Thanks for your kind words!
hey just a quick query recently came across to your this beautiful article.
what type of custom code you used for creating table of content and long underline below h1/h2 tags? please guide and if possible provide i will really appreciate.
I'm using anchor links for TOC. Check out this article: https://wedevs.com/blog/329679/how-to-create-anchor-links-in-wordpress
For TOC, you can also apply some CSS for li tags like this: https://codepen.io/minoshw-the-pen/pen/PoJRxpB
To add a bottom line to the H2 tag, you can try this: https://codepen.io/minoshw-the-pen/pen/ExwEdrx
You can simply add CSS with the built-in theme customizer.
Navigate to Appearance > Customize, scroll down and click Additional CSS.
hey great it is working!
Minosh i checked your given link but not able to figure out about shady round corner background and putting no. tiny circle/rectange..
i will be really grateful to you if you guide about TOC shady Round corner backgroud css and how to put no.s on that red small tiny circle on TOC
Hello matt, drop me an email with a screenshot. 🙂
just mailed plz check
Which plugin you use for table of contents?
Currently, we don't have a plugin installed for TOC. but you can use one of these: https://wordpress.org/plugins/search/TOC/
Can u plz give tutorial how to customize website like you. Specially the arrow button for next post and table if contents and how you put no.s in red circle. Plz guide me.
I've added some Custom CSS. You can find the most common CSS uses here: https://www.w3schools.com/css/default.asp
Once you get the hang of it, the world is yours!
For TOC, you can try some CSS like this: https://codepen.io/minoshw-the-pen/pen/PoJRxpB
yo! my TOC link disappered as soon as i put css on over it.
can u plz share a tutorial to 20 -30 second. i am extremely confused
Have you checked my example? I can only give an example and those might be not the actual CSS that your site wants.
Each theme has different CSS styles so styling them requires additional work.
I think you should contact your developer to get this thing done. Or use a TOC plugin.
Please give me custom css or any tutorials for customising like you please bro
This might help you,
Bro I have question. Which theme and page builder you used to make this website
GeneratePress and no page builder used. 🙂