We have put together some really useful and practical first blog post ideas to write your first blog post ever which actually work and give you a better start in blogging career. We are using these tips, and bloggers across the industry using similar tips and tricks to write blog posts. But first, why it matters writing a good blog post?
Blogging is just like a performance in front of huge crowd. Your blog will unconsciously be judged by your visitors and if they get what they were looking for you will earn their trust and they will keep coming back.
Harnessing the blog writing skills is a must for blogging. It doesn’t mean you must be an expert writer but at least choosing the right words is always desirable.
Ok, back to our topic. How to write first blog post? Yes! generally a simple task seems daunting sometimes for first time bloggers. Well well well, not anymore. Read our 10 points carefully and you will get the most out of what should it takes to write an introductory blog post.
1. Creative Blog Titles
Use keywords in the beginning of your title.
Try a short, maximum 6-8 words title for your post.
Use a supporting title image whenever possible.
Titles with images work 45% better than simple titles.
You can do it in wordpress by adding featured image to every post.Woopoo's Good Practice
Use Magnet words like Amazing, Awesome, Great. Such words add flavor to your title and people tempt to click them the most.
Add a number to your title if you are breaking your post in multiple points.
A de-facto formula for a title would be:
number+magnet word+working title
See how we applied this formula to this article’s title?Woopoo's Tip
2. Informative and Original Content
The quality of blog content means a lot. People usually surf the web for two reasons: problem solving and entertainment. So whatever your blog niche is, do a bit of research and see what people are mostly looking for and try to address those issues in your posts. Develop you own blog content format, it will help you out in your future posts.
Choose words and phrases in your artciles that users are searching for. Be a problem solver, generate new ideas so your blog will not only get credible but also generates quality traffic. Learn blog content best practices and adopt them.
In google, just write one word resembling your blog niche and google will instantly throw a list of phrases what people are mostly searching for.Woopoo's Tip
Use original content means write your own content instead of copying others. By copying, you will lose credibilty in the community and your blog’s ranking could go up-side down. Instead if you find someone’s article useful, you can give a link pointing to that article.
Always remember! Content is the King. Dead content, dead blog.Woopoo's Tip
3. Don’t Clutter Your Post
People usually get scary only watching long articles let alone they will read it. Which article below is looking more pleasing to eyes (drag the slider middle bar to left and right)?
So instead of throwing an article on reader, plan it in parts. Make use of sub-headings, any points in your article should be incorporated as lists.
Use short paragraphs not more than 3 to 5 lines. Google fonts give liberty to bloggers to try different fonts but for reading purposes always use Sans fonts.
Anything important should be highlighted by making it italic, in quotes or changing background color.
4. Complement Your Content with Images/Infographics.
Have you ever heard a picture speaks a thousand words. its really true when it comes to blog posts. Too much text is always boring. Try to complement your text with images and infographics.
- According to a survey, colorful and informative images boost post’s performace by 80%. 80%
Always optimize your images before adding into blog post otherwise big and heavy images results in slow loading times which can make your visitors frustated and affect your rankings. Images should be relevant and informative.
5. Add an Intro Video to Post.
Well it could be too much for first timers but why not? Depending upon the niche of your blog, add a quick introduction video in posts telling people about the post and what type of information they will get by reading this post.
It will increase the originality of the post and give a feeling to viewers that blogger directly talking to them. It will also decrease your website bounce rate.
Host videos on video sharing websites like Youtube and link them in your articles.Woopoo's Good Practice
6. Incorporate Video Tutorials to Post.
Videos work far better than text and even images. In an online study, people prefer to watch videos instead of reading text.
- Performace: Text Based Articles 33%
- Performance: Articles with Images/Infographics 67%
- Performance: Articles with Videos (in any form) 92%
Depending on the niche of your blog, add video tutorials or do-it- yourself video guides wherever possible to let people understand your point on a different medium.
7. Animations/Animated Infographics for Blog.
Adding animations to blog is a great way to stand out of the crowd. It will delight your blog’s viewers, enhance thier interest and keep them for long on your blog.
Animations or animated infographics is something you will rarely see on blogs so adding animations to blog will really be a great addition.
Animated Content gets 90% MORE SHARES
Hiring animation studios could be costly so looking for online animation services could be a good start if you are at a budget. Always look for animation videos best prices, do animation rates comparison and select the best animation providers.
8. Ending Article with a Summary.
Always add a conclusion at the end of your post. Show links to other articles which could be additionally helpful to viewers.
Internal linking will not only keep viewers for long on your blog but also enhance your seo.
9. Show Call to Action in Post.
There are different forms of call to actions also knows as CTAs. Bloggers are using different ways to add call to actions.
Here you can encourage your blog visitors to do what you want them to do at the end of article. It could be a signup, email subscription, your services/products link. Basically the idea here is to convert your visitor into a real customer.
10. Add Sharing Buttons to Post.
Give your visitors ways to share your blog post in thier own cirlces and social networks. Normally Adding sharing buttons at the end of blog post always pays off.
Even asking them to share in a creative way won’t hurt anyone.
Don’t use a plethora of sharing buttons, use the most popular sharing networks not more than four or maximum five buttons.
We have pretty much wrap up the whole topic and all what has been said above boils down to one thing: Write Good and Informative Content. Content is always the King.
People will not visit your blog to see how beautiful your blog is but yes they will keep visiting your blog if you feed them what they want.
Go ahead and make your first post. Wish you all the best!!
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