Once you are done setting up your blog, what comes next is, adding your very first post to it. To be very honest, this happens to be a way more vital part of your whole website compared to other set ups.
Audiences coming across your blog will be judging you on the basis of the content you have provided them with. They won’t be able to know the other factors that co joined together to have your blog up and running.
Thus it is understandable why your first post must be impactful.
BUT HEY WORRY NOT….believe me when I say this. A lot of famous blogger never had the best of their works as their first. What I mean is it need not be absolutely stunning. It could simple, clear and captivating enough to the keep audience glued to your page.
Thus here are some BASIC but HIGHLY IMPORTANT FACTORS that you must know about before writing your FIRST BLOG POST.
Writing your first blog post
INTRODUCE YOURSELF….IT IS POLITE!
We humans naturally do not like a person who lacks some manners and do not greet us on meeting. It is sweet and polite to greet and introduce yourself. It gives your audience a chance to know you better. Adding your socials to your blog helps them navigate you online and even contact you.
Audiences always come up suggestions. So many bloggers sincerely respond to their audiences and create the most in demand content. Audiences thus need a platform to reach out to you. Instagram is a highly used social media best for person to person interaction without completely giving up on your privacy. On it you can even add your contact details, such as phones numbers, business email id. Instagram direct messenger the most sought after by audience.
If you are confused about how to go about it, here are some examples/ samples for introduction.
Mention your name, your social media handles.
Mention your blog topic and all the headers you will be covering under it.
Or a short introduction telling what readers are to expect from the blog.
THIS BLOG COVERS TOO MANY TOPICS! IT’S CONFUSING.
Topic selection is a very messy and confusing segment. Often we have a little or so knowledge about too many topics at once. Here’s an exercise you can follow. Think about all the possible topics you have knowledge of. They must be such topics that you can write about without referring to any material. Put these topic into separate columns. After this start jotting down in points information, facts etc. that you can think of for each topic. The one, with the most point is the one you should be moving forward with.
It has been seen that multi topic blogs function lesser compared to single topic blogs. It is not very accepted by people neither does it get popular.
WHAT HALF INFORMATION?? I DON’T WANT TO READ THIS PAGE ANYMORE!
Nobody likes half information. The reason people are going to read your blog is because they want to know what you know. And want your ‘tried and tested’ opinion on it. Put in some efforts and learn more and more about that topic. Make sure to research well before putting it in to your blog. If you have any hands on experience make sure to add that to your bog. There are many you-tubers, providing experienced and authentic information. Go through their videos. Gain more and more knowledge, before putting it up on your blog.
I WONDER IS THIS BLOG AUTHENTIC? DON’T LET YOUR AUDIENCE RAISE QUESTIONS LIKE THAT!
The information you provide on your blog with be read by hundreds of people. So you must have some authentic sources backing the facts you have provided on your blog. Add statistical data, government interpreted data etc. to constantly back your facts mentioned. This gives your audience the confidence that you are a reliable source of information. They trust your blog.
WOW! THIS BLOG JUST CLEARED A MISCONCEPTION I HAD………NOW ISN’T THAT A POSITIVE FEEDBACK?!
For a long time I was living under the misconception that hot water damages your hair quality. It wasn’t until a blogger on instagram cleared this misinformation for me. Well! She is a trusted hair expert with thousands of followers.
The above reference has been given to signify that in case you know of such myths and common rumors or doubts. Clarify them. Do not hold back from speaking up on what you 100% surely know about. These tiny efforts are super impactful. They genuinely help your audience and also help you in converting your just a vising audience into a regular one.
THIS INFORMATION IS WRONG! OH WAIT MAYBE YOU MISPRINTED THAT…..BUT YOUR AUDIENCE WILL NOT KNOW
Proofread! Proof read as many times you need to. To be completely confident of what you are about to upload. You audience will not enjoy reading a content full of misprints, spelling errors etc. Maybe, you by chance happened to upload a wrong document. But your audience will not know that story. They will be quick to judge and hold accountable. Moreover you may lose their trust.
“THIS BLOGGER JUST RESPONDED TO ME”…….INTERACT WITH YOUR AUDIENCE!
Make sure to add a comments and feedback section at the end of your blog post. Remember that feedbacks and constructive criticism is what will build you. Your articles are meant to get better if you work responding towards it. Make sure to drop in polite responses and thank you note. Letting your audience know that you care and that they are being heard. It also a good gesture to show that their opinions have been taken into consideration.
In conclusion, these are the five immensely significant pointers that pushes a blog to be better every day!