It is very hard to write a post and much harder to write the first post of a blog. Because the first post reflects the whole thing to which the blog claims for. Anyone should take some extra care about it.
So, I have decided to talk upon this topic in the first post of this blog. I think you will enjoy the post. Well it is very difficult to tell what exactly you should do, Most people starts blogging a blog with a personal web-log.
So I should assumed that you are writing to a Personal blog.
Lets start with, what exactly a blog is! According to Wikipedia â€œA blog (a portmanteau of the term “web log“) is a type of website or part of a website. Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. “Blog” can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.â€
The point here is if you have a definite direction or purpose for your new blog you should treat your first post much like an introduction to a new friend.
Here are some key elements you may include in your first blog post.
1) Introduce Yourself!
Here’s your opportunity to give your readers a little insight into who you are. Share with them your interest, experiences that may be of interest to them and relevant to the theme of your site. Inform your readers of any family or pets you may have and of what importance they may have to you and why. Share pictures if you’ve got them. After all one picture is worth a thousand words. Your readers will appreciate this.
You want your readers to become familiar with you while also gaining their trust.
2) What is Your Reason for Blogging?
Now you’ll want your readers to know and understand your purpose or motivation for blogging. Make your intentions clear about what nagging questions, dilemmas, or passions you plan to discuss. You want them to feel the anger, frustrations, passions, or enthusiasm you feel and the commitment you have to your blogging efforts.
3) What you Will be Blogging About?
Your readers will want to know what to expect when they visit your site. What direction you’ll be taking on the stated theme and how you intend to discuss the issues of this subject. Will this just be an online ranting station or do you intend to take a more constructive, tactical and problem solving approach in addressing the topic at hand.
4) Encourage Comments
You immediately want to foster an atmosphere of community and involvement for your readers. Commenting and reader participation is a major factor in the growth and popularity of blogging. Build upon this by encouraging comments, disagreements, or criticisms from visitors and making it easy for them to do so. Make available your contact information (any of which is comfortable to you) but make it clear you are accessible to them.
Be sure to clearly state your comment policy to keep this area under control and constructive for both the blog owner and its readers.
Realizing that your first blog post is an introduction to your readers and including these 4 key elements in your first post will give you a solid start for your new blog.