We have all been there – not knowing what are the right words to start and main ideas to articulate in a blog post. However, starting off is not difficult – no matter what topic you have picked. And if you are troubled by this every time you want to write something for your audience, you definitely need some quick help.
So, let’s cover the basic steps of starting to write a blog post.
Step 1: Figure Out What IS Your Main Idea And How Would You Communicate It To Your Audience
The first and foremost rule you should have in mind is that a blog post is as good as the idea you want to articulate through it. That being said, there are many types of blog posts including:
- the how-to post
- the list-based post
- the curated collection post
- the presentation post etc.
Generally speaking, you should know what the main points of your blog post are and summarize them in a how-to list, step-by-step guide or as benefits/advantages.
Step 2: Understand Your Audience
Putting yourself in the shoes of your audience will give you a better understanding of their needs and ultimately let you write your blog post in a way to help them and solve their needs and desires.
Therefore, make sure to develop some user personas before you start to write and have a clear understanding of your target audience. See what do they want to know about and what resonates best with them.
Step 3: Start With A Topic And A Title
At this point, you should have your title figured out as the main thing before writing the actual blog post. The best titles are ones that are short and punchy (they are also great for SEO). In addition to this, make sure to pick a title that hasn’t been covered before. As tough as this may be, there are some holes you can fill and make your blog post unique.
Step 4: Know The Structure
Start with an intro, give the main ideas in the main part and finish with a conclusion. That is what writing a blog post is all about in a nutshell. It is important to grab the reader’s attention from the start, keep it in the main part where you share the secrets and zip up the topic with a short conclusion.
Congratulations – you just learned how to write your first blog post!