This Is Exactly What Your First Blog Post Should Be About

So you’ve finally decided to start a blog…

You want a life where no one will have the right to tell you what to do, how to do it, and when to do it.

That’s what we all want, right?

And the truth is that blogging can afford us such freedoms and luxuries.

But in order to be able to get there, we need to make sure that what we’re doing is done right.

So after you’ve set up your blog, you’ll need to start writing posts.

Your first blog post will serve as the primary basis of your blogging business. Get it wrong and you’re doomed to fail. But if you get it right, you’ll lay the proper foundation for success.

It doesn’t have to be anything mind-blowing, but you want your first set of visitors to come back to your blog after reading your first article.

You want to captivate them so much that they can’t help but tell their friends about this excellent blog they’ve just discovered (yours).

Most people don’t worry too much about this in the beginning. After installing WordPress, all most bloggers want to do is to publish anything just to let the world know that they’re online.

Sorry, it does not work like that.

The brutal truth is that if you fail to capture your first visitors’ interest at a deep level with your first article, you will lose them forever.

So with that scary truth bomb out of the way, let’s look at how to write a great first blog post.

How To Write Your First Blog Post

As a blogger who is just starting out, here are some things you should mention in your first post.

1. Who Are You?

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You’ve just jumped into the online world, and no one knows anything about you. If I am supposed to trust you and bookmark your blog, then I will need to know who you are.

People want to connect with you on a deep level. Tell them:

  • What have been your experiences in life?
  • Is this your first blog?
  • Who are you as a person, as a professional, as a blogger?

The more you tell about yourself, the more readers will get used to you, and the more they will trust you and want to hear what you have to say.

Not only should you use your words to talk about yourself, but you should also show some pictures.

Don’t just be “the strange man behind the keyboard”.

Having your own pictures on your own blog will show authenticity, and your readers will start to trust you.

Bottom line, tell (and show) your readers all they need to know about who you are. The more information you give, the easier it will be for readers to connect with you.

2. Why Are You Blogging?

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This is a really important point. If people don’t know why you’re doing what you’re doing, they’ll have no reason to trust you.

One thing you should do when answering this question is to keep your audience in mind.

Ask yourself:

  • Why would someone come to my blog?
  • What would they be looking for?
  • What’s in it for my readers?

Tell your audience why you’re there. They’ll appreciate it.

And they’ll want to connect with you.

3. What Are You Going To Be Blogging About?

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This is similar to the second question. Once you’ve answered that one, this one becomes easier to answer.

Tell your audience what they should be expecting on your blog.

Let them know exactly what they will see every time they come to your site.

It can also be a good idea to let them know how often you’ll be updating the blog and at what days and time (if you’ve set a schedule).

Don’t create yet another generic blog where you will be writing about anything and everything. Make sure your blog is well-focused on a particular topic. This will boost your authority level and allow for your audience to see you as an expert in your field.

4. Who Are You Writing For?

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In your first post, don’t forget to talk about your target audience.

  • Who are the people you will be writing for?
  • What are they like (ambitious, lazy, very busy, etc.)?

The point is for you to empathize with readers so that they will feel welcomed and trust that you understand their problems.

Come up with an emotional story, and let your audience know that you’re there for them.

5. How Can They Get Involved?

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You need to let your readers know how they can get involved.

You need to let them know they can reach out to you if they need to. Also, don’t be afraid to encourage disagreements.

Some of your readers will disagree sometimes, and if they can’t share those disagreements with you, they won’t trust you.

Therefore, do whatever you can to ensure that feedback is appreciated and encouraged.

If you prefer being contacted at a particular time of the day/week, let them know at what time it should be.

6. Clearly State Your Blogging Goals

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This is a no-brainer. You should share the goals of your blog with your readers in your very first post.

Sharing your goals with your readers will make them understand that you value transparency.

When you share your goals with them, they’ll want to help you achieve those goals.

Writing Your Introduction Blog Post

Starting a blog is not always the main thing; you also need to make sure you start right. If your first blog post contains all the elements I mention here, then you’re off to a good start.

Make sure they know that you are an open, honest, and passionate blogger.

Make them understand you’re not here to sell them some snake oil.

Let them know that you’re here to help.

What kind of things do you recommend putting in a blogger’s first blog post? What things do you have in your first post? Let me hear your thoughts in the comments below!

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

52 thoughts on “This Is Exactly What Your First Blog Post Should Be About”

  1. hi harsh
    amazingly written piece!
    I’d started my first blog (free) a couple of weeks ago. Till date, I’ve published 5 blog posts. Can you please brief out how I can publicize it, and monetize it? I’ve read many of your articles related to affiliate marketing, sponsered ads, and selling own products. But my mind asks when my blog is ready to take such actions. Aiming to target for ‘love, dating, and relationships’ niche.
    Stats so far: 229 visitors with 337 views! Is it good enough for the start?
    I’m just promoting content via Facebook, and whatsapp. Kindly guide regarding promotion, and monetization.
    P.S. I can wait for 6 months for seeing a penny in my account, but I don’t know how we do it!
    Thanks

  2. Thanks for helping me.
    I’m a new blogger this help me to improve thought process. I never thought this vision about how to get visiter back and feel difference.

  3. Started my blog on 25 , nov , 2016 ,

    But no problem I will create an about me page.

    Thanks, for this gr8 post.

  4. Abdulrazaq Olatunji

    This is a very helpful post from you sir, none of the above listed points can be counted or wave off if you want to be a succesful blogger, keep sharing with us those expensive experience, you might not just understand how favorable and helpful you’ve been to us, you are truly not a doctor but you saved many lives when it comes to blogging, i valued every single points of your contents, why? because you always pass an uncommon message. I’m going to find myself sometimes to write just about you and your blog, because it is worthwhile, and it actually takes a wonderful man. I said this on behalf of every bloggers that have beneffited in one way or the other via this blog that we really appreciate you. Thanks

  5. it a very informative article, one that I have book marked and will read again.

    I am new to blogging and need to look towards mentors to get it right, this will be very handy and will be referred to time and time again.

    Thanks

  6. Hi HARSH AGRAWAL !

    Thanks for this amazing startup tip, but I have started my blogging career by given intro of writing skills. But I have another post today About who Am I, in that I have including all the above points so that my reader can know who Am I actually.
    Glad to know these key points.

  7. Prakash kumar sinha

    Respected Harsh Sirji, After reading your hundreds of blog post on this website. I am planning to start writing on a blogspot blog on govt job notice topic. I think you are the most transparent blogger of India.
    Sir, I eagerly waiting for your latest income and traffic report. So kindly share your statistics of november and december as well as your annual earning report. I waiting for that, meanwhile HAPPY NEW YEAR FOR YOU AND YOUR TEAM

  8. Thank you so much Harsh. As usual your posts are too much important for me cause i’m a newbie blogger. Just keep sharing with us. 🙂

  9. helpful post for those who wants to start their blog and also who started their blog just now.
    If anyone wants to runs their blog perfectly then he/she should always have interest what he/she writes only then anyone becomes a successful blogger.

  10. Sitanath Ganguly

    Hello Harsh,

    This is a very inspiring article for me.
    I am new to Blog writing and this will help me understand principles of creating efficient blogs.

    Thank you.

  11. Gustavo Woltmann

    Thank you for teaching me what my first blog post be all about. Yes, I agree that a good start is important in blogging. Gustavo Woltmann.

  12. hello sir,
    I am completely new in this field ,recently I have made a blog at blogger.com,yet I have not written anything but your article gave me idea now what actually I have to write .
    thanks

  13. Jaswinder Kaur

    Very useful post as usual.

    Of Course writing the first post is important, I think all posts are important as well.

    Thanks.

  14. Thanks for this wonderful Post @sir Harsh, you’ve just listed everything here. let me just summarise in some sentences what this really means:

    When you start a blog there are few things you should take note of before going rightaway to publishing posts. one thing is your

    1. About Page – Who you really are and what you stand to offer your visitors, as stated in this article
    2. Contact Page – How your visitors can get in touch with you
    and etc.. If you have these necessary pages then you are good to go.

    Thanks once again for this Post

  15. Emenike Emmanuel

    Hi Harsh,

    This is good. I think I missed including my pictures on my introduction blog post. I will check back and update it with all the vital information you shared here.

    I think this could one of the reasons that first post isn’t getting much traffic like every other post on my blog.

    Thank you.

    Emenike

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