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A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Your First Blog Post

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Your First Blog Post

So, you’ve started your new blog, and now you just need to create your very first post. Writing your first blog post can feel daunting, especially if you’ve never written one before. However, it doesn’t have to be difficult. By following just a few steps, you can publish your very first blog post in a matter of minutes. Here is a step-by-step guide to creating your very first blog post.

Plan your blog post

Plan your blog post by choosing the topic you want to write about. Choose something that you are interested in, pertains to your blog, and your readers would want to read. If you need to conduct research, do so. Also, be sure to fact-check along the way and cite your sources for any statistics or data in your post.

Think of a catchy title

Think up an informative, catchy headline that will grab your reader’s attention and make them want to read your blog post. Don’t overthink it, but have fun. A title can definitely make or break a blog post, so be sure to give it your all when thinking of a headline. You can also use a headline analyzer tool such as ShareThrough to help you.

Write your post

Decide whether you want to write your blog post in draft form, all at once, or in bits and pieces as you go, and then get started. Gather your thoughts and all of the information you’ve researched, and piece everything together in blog format. Now is your chance to shine. Let your personality shine through and really capture your reader’s attention with what you have to say.

Include images and/or video.

Use images and/or video clips to enhance your blog post and make it more interesting to read. Images and videos can add humor, provide an explanation, and stand out when it comes to long-form text. Be sure only to include copyright-free images and videos in your blog posts, and be sure to cite your sources.

Edit your blog post

Once you’re finished with your blog post, go back and read it or have someone else read through it. Be sure to check for any grammar mistakes and repetitive statements, and pay attention to the flow of the post. Keep sentences and paragraphs short, as less is more. Don’t be afraid to remove words or certain paragraphs that don’t belong in your blog post.

Hit publish

Once your blog post is edited, it is time for you to hit publish. Before doing so, you can create a nice, high-quality blog cover photo for your blog post or choose from an image you included in your blog post. Once you have selected your featured image, hit the publish button and admire your new blog post. While you’re at it, share it on different social media platforms to boost its visibility! Congrats!

Briana is a published author and professional content writer specializing in long-form blog content. The wife & mom's work has been featured on Newsbreak, Her View From Home, and Thought Catalog. When she’s not churning out content, you can find her sipping a glass of wine, cozying up w/ a book, or binge-watching a new Netflix series.

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