Wow! You’ve just started your WordPress blog and you’re now wondering how to write your first blog post!
Well. I know. I know.
I know that this is quite intimidating to start writing the first ever blog post on a brand new blog.
But here’s the catch!
Yes, I can help you with this.
Yes, I’ll guide you how to write the very first blog post on your WP blog here in this blog post.
So keep reading…
How to Write Your First Blog Post?
So let’s start the main part of the post without doing any further delay.
To make your task of understanding much easier, I’m going through a step-by-step process.
Step 1. Go to Your Blog’s Dashboard
To write any of your blog posts on your WP blog, you need to land your site’s backend.
And to do that you have to log into your WordPress dashboard.
So visit your site by typing xyz.com/wp-admin/ from your preferred browser and log in using your username (or email address) and password.
Step 2. Open a new post
Now click on the Add New button which will open a blank portion for writing whatever you want.
Get it opened and go to the next step.
Step 3. Think about the main topic of your blog
Now you have to remember your blog’s niche. Think about it and write down the main keyword of your niche.
Suppose that you have created your blog for writing affiliate marketing related things, then the main keyword of your blog is affiliate marketing.
Step 4. Create a nice title on it
In this part, you need to create a good title for your blog post.
Since it’s your first blog post, you should focus on the basic of your blogging niche.
So it’s a wise decision to write something that the beginners look for.
If it’s within the affiliate marketing, you can write on what is affiliate marketing or what does affiliate marketing mean or something like that because most newbies of this niche are likely to seek this kind of term.
Step 5. Check whether the title has any keyword in it or not
I always suggest you write each of your blog posts on a keyword. This is because you should leverage search engines to bring traffic to your blog.
If you don’t write on those terms (keywords) that are searched by web searchers, then you can’t expect to rank well for different search queries.
But how will you know whether your chosen title got a keyword in it or not?
Well, you can know it in a couple of ways. The first way that you can follow is typing on Google’s search box.
So land Google.com and start typing what is affiliate… and you’ll start getting a complement keyword like what is affiliate marketing if it’s a keyword.
But through this process, you can’t find out the competition level of your keyword.
Why do you need to know your keyword’s competition level?
You must know this in order to rank with your targeted keyword easily.
This is because you could rank your content higher on SERPs (search engine result pages) if your targeted keyword has a low competition score.
And the best way to learn about a keyword’s competition or difficulty level is to use a good keyword research tool.
From my years of experience in blogging, I got the best result from SEMrush which is a powerful SEO keyword research tool.
First, make sure that your chosen title has a keyword and then visit semrush.com to check the keyword’s difficulty level.
To do this, drop the title in the blank box of SEMrush and then hit the Start now button.
It’ll show you the competition level. The KD or keyword difficulty section is for showing the score.
Step 6. Research the topic
So you have chosen a nice title that has a low competitive keyword in it, right?
Now is the time to research the topic well. If your chosen keyword is what is affiliate marketing, then go to google.com and search for the same keyword.
You’ll get 10 links on the first page. Enter into all the web pages through the links and read the blog posts thoroughly. You’ll keep grabbing a lot of things about the matter if you do this.
Note down all the core points from the researched blog posts. You can do this on a piece of paper or on a digital notepad as per your wish.
Step 7. Switch off the internet connection!
Once your research is done well, you must turn off your internet connection. This is to ensure a distraction-free writing environment.
And you can write in a cool mood when you don’t have the option of visiting many other web pages.
Step 8. Add your knowledge
After disconnecting your laptop or desktop from the internet connection, you now should add your own knowledge to the researched points.
This will bring some variations to your blog post and you must bring out your own style through your writing.
So note down your own thoughts on the subject matter too.
Others are reading this: What to blog about?
Step 9. Gather all the points for a pillar content
Now merge all of your researched points and your ideas so that you can craft a nice piece of content on them.
Make a relevant serial of the points, so your audience gets a good flow of reading.
Step 10. Start writing
At this point, you have to harness the power of your writing skills.
Based on your research materials, start hitting the keys of your keyboard to craft a nice blog post.
Before you start writing, go to the tab in your browser where you have opened the new post.
It’s quite impossible to avoid silly mistakes while writing, so you should use a robust grammar checker.
Using any of the tools, keep writing with simple, crisp, and clear sentences. This will ensure that even a four or fifth grader could easily get your words which is very important when it comes to writing blog posts.
Step 11. Maintain some on-page SEO rules
I have already told you to pay heed to SEO factors and at the time of writing your blog posts, you should maintain some of the crucial white hat on-page SEO factors.
To learn about SEO well, please read the ultimate guide to SEO here.
You can also read: How to write a blog post with SEO in mind?
Step 12. Go back and proofread your content
Great! You have completed writing your blog post.
Now you must check whether you have done some mistakes or not.
Read the blog post line by line and correct all your errors. Grammarly or ProWritingAid will take care of most of your writing flaws, but you should double check your content with your human eyes.
Step 13. Add some relevant images
You have heard it before that a picture tells a thousand words.
When you write your blog post, you should also bring the power of pictures.
This will make your blog post more vibrant to your readers.
So collect some royalty-free images from the web and use them in your blog post relevantly using the Add Media button.
I prefer using Pixabay.com to find my required images that are free from copyright issues and you can use the same site to do so.
Step 14. Hit the publish button
Check everything again and then hit the Publish button of your blog post, but don’t do it until you establish the internet connection on your device again (have you forgot that you disconnected it?).
You can also use the Preview button to see how the post will look like when it will go live.
So share the post with your friends and family members since you’ve published it.
Over to You!
So what do you think about writing your first blog post? Hope you could apply my techniques to ornate your brand new WP blog with a good post.
Best of luck.