I know what you’re thinking. This is going to be some sort of Meta post about how I had nothing else to write about, so I chose to write about writing. And you’re not wrong. However, this post is about more than my struggles with writer’s block. This post is about YOU writing your first blog post, and how to make it awesome.
Writing an awesome blog post doesn’t end after your first one is published either. These tips will still help you get into the right mindset when you take on writing your second awesome blog post, and your third, and your fourth, and so on.
First, Write It
This first tip is a two-part point. First, write it. Your first draft is not going to be perfect, and that’s okay. Practice good writing habits. Over time, you will develop your style and workflow, which will make producing your content easier.
Second, write it first. You have one shot at a first impression. Your first blog post is the first of those first impressions that your readers will have about your work. If you are marketing your site properly, then future pieces of content will all potentially be your first impression to new readers. Treat everything you publish with the same consideration that you give to first impressions, and over time, the impression you give will improve.
Keep it Awesome
Awesome is one of those concepts that everyone seems to agree on while also being a very subjective experience at the same time. When writing your blog post, stick with a style that you would enjoy (or find awesome). Your readers can find the information they are looking for anywhere online. Why should they come to your site? It’s because you are awesome, and nobody else has your unique perspective. Let that personality show. Whether it is your personality, the personality of a character you are playing, or the personality of your company’s brand. Show it off through your writing to attract readers that find you (or your brand) to be awesome, and they will keep coming back for more.
You can write millions of articles, love every single one, and believe that they provide great value to your readers. However, you need to actually publish them so you can deliver on those things. Make a promise to your readers by keeping a schedule. Then, keep your promise. Your audience will keep coming back if you keep delivering on the awesome value you promised.
Join in the conversation below by sharing your stories, experiences, or questions about writing awesome blog posts.
Until next time, stay awesome! 😀