You’ re ready to write that first blog post.  

Now you are wondering how to write content for your blog that will wow your readers.

Maybe you are feeling a bit stuck about where to start.

Don’ t worry because I have some down to earth ideas that will get you on your way with that first irksome blog post.

I’ m taking it that you’ ve followed my guide on

How To Finally Start Your Own Blog,

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I know that if you have taken those first steps, you are really serious about your blogging journey.

You have taken the time to get your blog up and running and now you are facing a blank screen.

Wondering what on earth to write in your first blog post?

Your first blog post will be the start of your blogging journey.

It may seem scary right now, putting yourself and your thoughts out there for all the world to see and read.

If you’ re an introvert like me, this probably sends shivers down your spine.

If you’ re more extroverted then you are probably so excited, right now, you can’ t wait to get started.

Which ever camp you fall into; you need to give that first blog post some thought.

But not too much pondering because, that will stop you moving ahead with writing that first blog post and that’ s not why you are here.

Let’ s clear one thing up first.

Writer’ s block doesn’ t exist. Sorry, it’ s just a way to keep yourself procrastinating. Making excuses as to why your content and ideas are not flowing.

Here’ s what I do when I’ m feeling stuck.

I just start typing. I know that sounds too simplistic but try it.

Just start typing anything. Even if this is “I don’ t know what to write in my first blog post ” and then just let the thoughts that are in your head come out.

At first what you write may not make sense but you may find that after a few sentences, that the ideas start to flow.

Humour me and have a go and see what comes.

I find this exercise handy on those days when I am feeling a bit stumped for inspiration.

Usually, I find that writing down these random thoughts gets me into the flow of actually writing.

But I don’ t want your first blog post to be random thoughts, I just want you to get started and know that you can write no matter what your brain is telling you.

Now that you’ ve got into the flow of writing something,

How to write your first blog post

5 Clear Cut Ideas to keep in mind When Writing That First Blog Post.


The first thing that will help you get started is to

1. Know Your Niche

Your first blog post will set the foundations for your blog.

The stepping stones. So to speak.

That is why it will be important that you have decided on your niche.

I wrote an in depth post for you on Choosing Your Niche

Find Your Niche

So take a look at that, but I am assuming that if you are reading on that you know your niche and have narrowed down your area of interest.

For example, if you have started a parenting blog, it may be helpful to dig deeper, go more niche about your chosen topic.

Maybe you have decided to share parenting tips for new mums, parenting tips for managing toddlers, parenting tips for teenagers. These are niches within parenting.

Once you know what your message is and what you want to tell your audience, this is going to make getting started so much easier.

You will continue to build on the content from that first blog post.

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That first post will be the one to springboard your blogging ideas and get you started.

But I don’ t want it to stop you in your tracks, because in all honesty, you may not get anyone (maybe your mum) to come and read that first post. (Harsh truth!)

It is going to take time to build up quality content and readers who want more of what you write. It’ s going to take time to get to that stage. But you need to get started somewhere.

When your first readers do find you, you may be surprised to learn that it may not be from that first post (unless you manage to write the ultimate viral post which is great and well done to you if you are one of those lucky few, it can happen).

What is more likely to happen, is that your readers will find you some where further along into your blogging journey.

Maybe they will look back at your first post. This will be great as the fact that they are searching around your site means that they are interested to find out more.

They are looking for content that can solve their problem and they are intrigued enough by what they have found which means that they are connecting with your content.

Your content, even your first post needs to have a purpose because you do not know at which stage a reader will find that post.

People don’ t read your blog in a sequential way. They read what pops up and catches their interest.

It is your job, to take them on a journey with your content and keep them on your site for as long as possible.

Tip 1 – Create  your first blog post on the topic you know better than anything else.

Find Your Niche

2 Keep Focused

You will want the first visitors to your blog, to feel intrigued, interested and curious enough to want to know more.

Most new bloggers are so keen to get started that they write about anything and everything. (LOL I was there once before, I shared all in

7 Blogging Mistakes I made and How You Can Avoid Them Too!

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Unfortunately, it does not work like that.

You need to have some focus for your blog posts and your first blog post is no different.

That’ s why I wanted to write this blog post for you to help you get your first blog post right.

You will want to capture your first visitors attention.

Tip 2 – If you want to capture your reader, you will need to give some thought to that first post and keep it focused on your niche

3.Be Authentic

If you are just starting out, I would tell you that the best thing is to be authentic. Be you. Use language that is you.

Don’ t try to be like the blogger who has been blogging for a while and has already made it. They will speak in a different way to you.

They may talk about how they made money with their blog.

How they write great blog posts in under 30 minutes that readers love.

They may talk about how they grew their blog and left their job.

These are all great topics, if they are true and you can be authentic to you.

If this is your first blog then probably none of that will be true.

Maybe you are suffering from blogger imposter syndrome. Well please stop. Remember, that every huge blogger out there started from nothing.

They had zero content.

Zero followers.

They made zero money.

So Just Be You and share what you know.

Your blog will grow as you move further into your blogging journey.

Tip 3 –   Be authentic to your message and the reason why you started your blog.

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4. Find Your Unique Voice

If you are a beginner and just getting started, you will have a different voice.

But you will still want to find a way for your audience to connect with you.

There is some debate about this and some influencers will tell you not to talk about yourself as you should talk about your reader.

I think there is truth in both of these statements.

Here’ s why.

You have started this blog and

You want to share useful content with

people who are probably like you who are

looking to solve a specific problem in their life.

You want them to connect with you.

By sharing information ABOUT YOU, you build empathy with them.

(You can do this in your ABOUT YOU PAGE where you can go into more depth )

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What you are aiming for in that first blog post, is to get your readers comfortable with you.

Think of that first blog post, almost like you are talking to your other mummy friends, sharing a cuppa and a chat for the first time.

You share a bit about your experience as a mum and they say heh I felt like that too and they share a bit of how tired they are and you connect with what they are saying.

I hope that this makes sense.

Sharing information about yourself that is relevant will help your reader to connect emotionally to you.

Emotions will be vital in that first blog post.

They will feel that they can trust you and that you understand their problem. When you talk in your unique voice sharing a solution that connects emotionally with them.

I know that it can be hard to balance that first blog post.

You need to tell your readers a bit about yourself but you need to remember that this is not about YOU it is about THEM.

Remember your readers have come there for a reason and that reason is to solve their problem.

When you are writing that first post ask yourself these questions

What problem am I solving?

Why would my reader want to hear from me about how they can solve this problem?

What is in it for them?

What will they get by coming back to your blog?

I hope that by now you are getting the idea that it is about merging the two points, telling them a bit about you but linking this to their problem and

how your blog can help them.

For example, you can start by telling them these things.

Tell your readers why you have started this blog. This shows them What problem you are solving.

Tell them why you chose this niche? This shows them how you can help them

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Tell them what your experience is in this niche? This tells them why they should listen to you?

Tell them what will you be sharing, maybe personal experiences, research, your expertise in the subject. This shows them how you will help them to solve the problem.

Tell them how often you plan to post fresh content. This shows them how often to come back to look at your site.

Just remember that for every ABOUT YOU statement, this needs to be followed with an  ABOUT THEM statement so that this connects you to your reader.

Being vulnerable in this way is hard (it took me so long before I wrote about my blogging mistakes, but this is the post that has been connecting with my audience).

Most of all your readers will want to see that you are a real person who knows about the problem they are looking to solve.

Now listen up because this part is really important.

Start Your First Blog Post with You

But remember to connect this back to your reader.

Tip 4 – Keep Your First Blog Post Focused on Your Readers Problem by Connecting Your Experiences to Theirs.

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5. Structure

Now for the not so jazzy part. The structure of your post.

It is important that your blog post is clearly laid out and has a good structure.

What does this mean?

You will need to have an introduction, body and conclusion.

I know this seems like the stuff they taught you in primary school, this is basic but important and will help the flow of your post.

Let’ s start with the TITLE.

First your title needs to tell your reader what to expect, at the same time the title needs to intrigue them to want to read more.

I have seen some titles trying to be really clever and unusual   (I know because I have been guilty in the past.)

I remember one post I had in a now no longer existent blog was called “Pink Pajamas and Blue Monkeys ”!!

I know what was I thinking !!

That blog post was actually about staying home as a mum in my pink pajamas making money from home, looking at everyone getting into their cars to start their commute. Guess what?

No one knew what it was about.

No one wanted to read it.

No one was interested surprised

Think about your title.

Make it clear, but interesting.

Creating awesome titles for your blog posts, will be something that will develop over time.

As you start to write more, you will come up with interesting blog titles.

I will be sharing some tools and resources that I use for my blog title writing so make sure that you bookmark this page or better still get onto my list so you don’ t miss when I share these blogging tips.

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This should tell your reader what you are going to tell them in the post.

Your introduction should outline the main points you are going to make and what the layout of the post will be.

For example,

“I will be showing you 7 Ideas to grow your blog traffic ” or

“I will be sharing 3 tips on how to write better content ”

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Let’ s move onto the Body of the post

This is the main part of your post.

This is where you spill the beans.

You teach them something to solve their problem.

Or maybe, you can tell them a story that teaches them something.

Make sure that the points you are sharing are clear.

You will want to make sure that the points flow from one to the other.

In this post, 5 Ideas To Write Your First Blog Post, the reader is going to skim to find the 5 Ideas.

I was clear in the title that there were 5 points that I was going to make.

I introduced this telling you a bit about writing that first blog post and how to get started. The introduction warms you up to writing.

In the body of the post, I have laid the main points out.

using numbered sub headings.

  1. Know Your Niche
  2. Keep Focused
  3. Be Authentic
  4. Find Your Unique Voice
  5. Structure

To help your reader follow the thread of the post, use Sub headings, bold and italic font to highlight the main points you want to make.

You can help them even more by breaking down even further the main points.

For example, if you are sharing a how to post, think about the main points you want to share.

Maybe you have found 5 Tips then lay these out clearly:

Tip 1

Tip 2

Tip 3

Tip 4

Tip 5

(you can see I have used this method in the body of this post to make the 5 ideas using tips at the end to show what I am sharing stands out and is clear)

The next part of your post is the conclusion.

Here you should provide a summary for your reader.

At the end you should tell your reader what you told them.

Summarise the points that were covered using one or two short sentences or layout your main points again.

Your blog post should have a call to action at the end.

What do you want your reader to do at the end of the post?

This could be liking your page,

Comment on your post

Share your post on social media

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Tip 5 — Your post needs to have a good structure and flow well. The  mains points should be easy to follow and should end with a call to action.

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We’ ve come to the end and I hope that this has given you some ideas to get going with that first blog post.

Here’ s a quick round up of what was covered in :-

How to Write Your First Blog Post — 5 Straightforward Ideas to Get You Started and Keep Writing Quality Blog Posts

These are the 5 points that were made

  1. Know Your Niche
  2. Keep Focused
  3. Be Authentic
  4. Find Your Unique Voice
  5. Structure

These are the 5 tips that you need to follow:

Tip 1 – Create  your first blog post on the topic you know better than anything else.

Tip 2 – If you want to capture your reader, you will need to give some thought to that first post and keep it focused on your niche.

Tip 3 –   Be authentic to your message and the reason why you started your blog.

Tip 4 – Keep Your First Blog Post Focused on Your Readers Problem by Connecting Your Experiences to Theirs.

Tip 5 — Your post needs to have a good structure and flow well. The  mains points should be easy to follow and should end with a call to action.

Now that you have got that first blog post out of the way, you will want to know how to keep going with creating content for your blog.

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