How to Write Your First Blog Post

Last Update: May 24, 2015

This was a thought I needed to answer being a first time blogger. What should your first post be about? How do I set it up for a business? What will keep people coming back? And the list goes on. As you can see I am a big thinker and I try to do my best at what I put my mind to. That first post is terribly important, because it sets the tone for the blog, not just for the readers, but for the writers as well. From the reader's point of view they would like to know this from there blogger.

1. Who are you. Tell the reader about your business, but also introduce the reader to the blog's writer. Share pictures. The more information about yourself and your business that you are willing to share, the easier it will be for your reader to trust you. This is very overlooked by many. It helps the reader identify and connect with you.

2. Why you are blogging. This is the most important question you can answer. Always, consider your audience when answering this question. Ask yourself why someone would come to your blog, what would they be looking for? Ask yourself, "What's in it for the reader?"

3. What will you be blogging about. Answering the above question makes this one much easier to answer. Will you be blogging about your business, or the lifestyles of your customers? Spell out the content on your blog so that the reader knows what to expect when they arrive. This will also serve as a 'bookmark' for the writer to keep them focused on what the goal of your blog is.

4. How can the reader leave feedback. Tell the reader how to be involved. How they can leave comments? What if they want to email you? How can the reader contact you? Your comments can serve as a reference tool for you, but do everything you can to make sure that your reader is appreciated and encouraged. Gives readers ways to contact you online and offline. I think all these elements will help any first time blogger like myself and many others out there be off to a good start!

Thank You,

Rosa

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dunbar Premium
thanks for sharing cheers Helen
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Thanks for sharing
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MarineMom Premium
Very good information for everyone to keep in mind. Thank you.
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BusinessME Premium
Thank You!
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Rich908 Premium
Great Blog
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BusinessME Premium
Thank You:)
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LisB247 Premium
Hi Rosa, This is very useful information and very well thought out.

I also agree that a lot of people tend to forget about the personal element to let their visitors get to know and trust them. This is a great formula for creating a site.
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BusinessME Premium
Thank you so much!
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SridharRay Premium
Excellent Rosa. Your post helps people from my story to real story about others and hence customer centric. Thanks for this post.
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Thank You!
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