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. Donna Merrill

    Hi Harsh,

    This is an interesting topic because most people think they only write their first blog post one time.

    But in fact, you should repeat this in different forms each 6 months or so.

    You are always getting new readers and they’ll never get the important information you’ve suggested here.

    So, I suggest you not just update your “first blog post” from time to time, but that you rewrite it even if it’s just to essentially restate many of the same things you’ve already said.

    You could find different ways to say them, too, like video, audio track, images etc.

    This keeps your information up to date, and also gives you a good reminder to update all they key elements on your blog.


    1. Hey, great tip, I’ve always wondered if it’s ok to ‘recycle’ an old post by refreshing and re-writing it πŸ™‚

    2. my dear you really said well. i love it because it will make ur audience who are new to ur blog realise the purpose of the blog .

  2. Thanks Sir,
    I’m a newbie blogger. So, this article is big things for me. Its help me to write article. Thanks for publish informative article.

  3. Hi harsh!
    Thank you for sharing these tips, they are very helpful. I will update my blog asap. Also I wanted to ask you I am thinking of reading a book and then writing a book review on it every week. Is it a good idea for a blog? What do u think?

  4. I’ve just launched a new online store, and have been stalling writing my first blog post, so your post has given me a really simple structure to follow, many thanks πŸ™‚

  5. I am new to blogging, your advise and insight is one of the best out there.

    Keep it up. I am sure that I will become a better blogger due to your teachings.

    Thank you

  6. Hello Harsh,
    A couple of minutes ago, I have bought web hosting from Bluehost through you. I have learned so many things from you and honestly I would have liked to start my career as a pro blogger from a person who inspired me a lot.
    And thanks for changing my mind from basic to plus plan (Before that I was confused).
    Wish me good luck!

  7. I like your blog a lot. I often come here when I’m in trouble. i just wana ask something about anonymous blogging, my blog will contain explicit content and i do not want people to know who is behind this. do you think it will help me, since in your first writings you said you have show yourself to your visitors.

  8. Sunita karmankar

    Hi Harsh, very nice & informative article . I want to ask one thing, what u feel about having at least 5 articles ready in hand and then make a blog live to readers, coz may be a new blog with only one article is not that much effective, what you suggest?

    1. Akshay Agarwal

      Hi Sunita, So even I was starting with my first blog post and came here and also started reading comments. So I think even if you have not posted any posts yet and you are starting with one then it is good to post just one or two fine article. More than that people might dislike your other posts. First post one good, interesting article and let your audience know about your thoughts and they will wait for your other posts… so by these you might even get feedback and you can make your other 4 articles better by editing them. Nothing to add on. Good luck πŸ™‚

  9. Sarang khokhar

    Sir Your post helped me a lot , i just wrote my first post according to your instructions. Keep up the good work, harsh sir

  10. This is a fantastic article, all 6 points are clear and straight to the point.
    Thanks for sharing
    Love all the way from London

  11. I am new to blogging, your advise and insight is one of the best out there.
    Keep it up. I am sure that I will become a better blogger due to your teachings.

    Thank you

  12. Hi my name is Gabriel,
    I’m a newbie blogger and I find your tips to be very helpful, I’ll put it to work and I’m hopeful I’ll do much better as a blogger in the near future.

    Thank you.

  13. Poonam bhojwani

    Hi! I’m a new to the world of blog. Very useful and inspiring tips and views indeed. I will be sure going to innovate them all through my blogs. Thanks for sharing. I’m woman who believes in keeping relationships with utmost love,care ,tender and above all respect. So will be sharing my views and ideas for the same. Soon very soon I will post my first blog.


  14. Nice article, thank you for sharing! One of the first 2 posts/pages that should be written are your ‘About’ page and ‘Contact’ page as and your readers will feel more confident having some background on who you are, plus Google will love you that little bit more for it. πŸ™‚

  15. Aarsh Bakliwal

    The work you are doing is amazing and truly helpful. i think the blogging world has a lack of people like you. i believe in honesty and helping people and you seem to have the same mindset. i have no doubt you will be very successful and a major player in the blogging world.
    Thank you and i wish you all the best.

  16. Thanks for this, exactly what I was looking for? I started my blog and have been struggling a lot on what i should write first and this one gave me exactly what I wanted! This URL will for sure go into my first blog. THANKS again!

  17. Cristina Iordache

    I admit I wasn’t sure what to write about in my first blog and I ended writing about what you could write in a first blog post, but not what I wrote in mine.

    I feel like I should do justice with this and write a second one in which I shall apply the advises you mentioned.
    Thank you,

  18. After a while, i again jumped into blogging and this time i thought to start off with social media marketing niche blog. Its been a month since i registered my domain but still unable to decide what to post as first blog post. Thanks for such an informative article, at least i got an idea what to write in first blog post to draw more traction from the very first time.


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