Need First blog post Ideas?
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Running short of first blog post ideas? You’ve decided to start your blog, but you’re thinking, “ What should I write for my first blog post?” How exciting, and also how scary isn’t it?
To help you, this blog post is filled with first blog post ideas and examples you can copy and get you writing on your very first blog!
I remember how it feels when you’re going to write your first blog post. Mine was back in 2020.
You can’t decide on what exactly you should write about.
You think you don’t have any original ideas or that what you want to write about has already been written, or it may be that you’re just not being able to start fearing that it won’t be PERFECT!
But I am here to help you and make writing your first blog post considerably easy with some tips and ideas.
Before I begin, here are somethings important which you should know before you write your first blog post.
What you should know before writing your first blog post
1. Who your blog audience will be
Before you write your first blog post, you must have a fair idea on who your blog audience will be.
Who do you want to target as your reader? or rather,
Who do you want to be of help through your blog?
As for me, my readers are both men and women (mostly women) in their 20s and 30s who are trying to get better in their personal growth journey by creating better habits, simplifying life, and bringing more joyfulness into their daily lives.
You might as well imagine a person facing certain problems and challenges which you might like to help through your blog posts, and then write your blog post as if writing specifically to that one person.
This also helps in brainstorming new blog post ideas.
Remember, that not everyone will be and should be your reader. Your blog should cater only to a specific audience if you want to grow.
If you try to build an audience of all, you will fail.
Figuring out who your blog audience will be is also the first step towards figuring our what your blog will be about.
2. What your blog categories will be
Next, to make writing your first blog post easy, get clear on what your blog categories will be.
For my blog, my categories are- self improvement, Lifestyle and Blogging.
Because I have focused my blog on these three categories, so I wouldn’t write a post on say- gardening, or personal finance, or DIY as such.
All the posts I write are centred towards fitting only either of my three broad categories. This also makes it much easier to find new blog post ideas.
As for you, if you want to start a health and fitness blog, your categories could be:
- healthy living
- mental health
- food and nutrition
When you’re starting, get clear on atleast 3 categories and build from there.
Once you get clear on your categories, it becomes easier to know what your first blog post will cover.
So these are the only two things I’d like you to keep in mind.
You don’t have to bother about whether what you want to write has already been written, and so it wont be original.
As long as you’re writing from your own experience and your own thoughts, whatever you create IS original. We are all building from each other and I’m starting to think that there’s no such things as truly original idea.
You might as well read the book called, ‘Steal like an Artist’ to get started as a creator.
Now, lets get to the main part- here are 12 first blog post ideas
First Blog Post Ideas
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1.Your blog’s introduction as first blog post
Your first blog post can be simply a little bit of an introduction about your blog and about yourself which you can share in your social media handles.
You can reuse the same thing making a little edit in your about me page.
There are many famous bloggers who have written their first blog post as in introduction of their blog and themselves.
If you’d going to write your first blog post an introduction post, then make sure to cover:
- What- (what your blog will be about so that the reader can know what to expect from your blog
- Why- why you decided to start your blog
- Who- who do you want to help through your blog
- When- when do you plan on publishing your blog post (At least one blog post a week is good for everyone and also achievable )
Here is a first blog post example of the very famous personal finance blog, Making sense of cents by Michelle
2. Your personal story
You could write your personal story in your first blog post.
You can write about what you’re currently upto, you cam mention how far you have come and how you landed up creating your own blog and then you can share you ‘why’ behind blogging.
Or you could simply share a background about you by sharing your story.
For my blog, my first blog post was my personal story. I started this blog on my birthday 13th January when I turned 27 years old. So I wrote my first blog post as 27 years of my life so far.
Here is also another personal story post
3. What you love as your first blog post
Your first blog post can be a post on what you love or what you’re loving lately- like your best apps you’re using, any favourite YouTube channel related to your niche, books you have loved, or anything as such.
- What I love most about __________
- Why I love ________
- What I am loving lately
- My love for ________ and why I am starting this blog
- 10 Things I love about being _______
4. What you learned post
Your first blog post could also be what you learned through the years generally or it would be better if you wrote about what you learned about the niche you have picked and how.
Some posts reflecting this category is:
- What I learned about ____________ (your niche- saving money, good health, mindfulness, self care etc)
- 20 things I learned in my 20s
- How I learned to __________
- How I overcame ___________
- How I got rid of __________
5. How to posts
You can skip the blog introduction part if you want, and straightaway dive in with your blog’s main topic and write a ‘how to’ post.
‘How to’ post are most popular and loved, because they dive right in and give a detailed guide on a particular problem related to your niche.
Some of my best how to posts are:
- How to stay consistent with Goals
- How to not feel lonely living alone
- How to make time for everything without getting stressed
- How to write a good blog post
Some other examples could be,
- How to ______________ in 10 minutes
- How to become ____________
- How to take charge of your _____________
- How to get most out of __________
- How to get started with _____________
6. Lists post
Lists post is another favourite of mine.
Almost all my posts are lists posts because they’re so easy to write and immediately breaks your lengthy blog posts in lists.
This blog post is also an example of lists post.
You could write a list posts of your own personal story, your learning’s and your goals or you could write a list post of something helpful for your niche.
Some of my best lists posts are:
- 16 habits of all highly organized people
- 15 things to get rid of to simplify life
- 10 daily habits that changed my life
Other examples could be:
- 6 harsh truths that will ____________
- 10 myths about ______________
- 5 reasons why ____________
- 10 most __________
- 8 ways to ________________
7. Why posts
You can also write posts as your first blog post as in.
Here are some of my ‘why posts’
Here are some other examples,
- Why I started this blog
- Why I am into __________
- Why I am quitting __________
- Why you should _____________
8. Tips and tricks post
Your first blog post can also be post sharing tips and tricks related to your niche. People are all looking for helpful plus easy tips and tricks at the beginner level.
Whatever you’re fairly good at, share your tips and tricks behind it. How do you do it easily? How can you do it in less time? Help your readers. They will thank you.
Here are some of my tips and tricks post:
- Sunday habits for a good and organized week
- 3 little known tricks behind building self discipline
- 7 tips for a healthy relationship with social media
Here are some other examples you can use,
- Where to find _____________
- Guaranteed ways to make ____________ easier for you
- Quick way to get _________
- Proven hacks to ___________
- Checklist for ___________
- Tips for creating a successful _________
9. Review Post
You can do a review post as your first blog post where you can give your own review of yourself, your habits, what you have been able to cultivate and thus want to share your knowledge through your blog.
Leo Babauta from Zen Habits wrote his first blog post back in 2007 where he reviewed his past year.
What you could do is- if you’re starting a personal finance blog, then you can give a review of how you did or how you’re doing in your own personal finance journey.
Other examples could be,
- My annual review
- Review of my first year with _________
- Book Review
- Product review
10. Challenge/ Goals Post
Your first blog post can be a challenge post where you share your goals and what challenges you will be taking forward.
Here is an example from Leo Babauta again:
Final Thoughts on writing your first blog post
I hope you found these first blog post ideas helpful. Lastly, I just want to say that whatever you write about in your first blog post and however it ends up being, it doesn’t matter much.
What only matters is that you write and get started with it. Allow yourself to be a beginner, but keep going.
Be open and share your heart.
All the best!
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