Your first blog post will most probably suck. Only your mother might like it. Your Google Analytics might say two visitors only – your laptop and your smartphone. No one would click on the Twitter share button.
This may sound a bit harsh but even the biggest bloggers published blog posts that sucked early on in their blogging careers. What separates them from the rest is that while writing these awful blog posts the bloggers were learning the fundamentals of creating immersive blog posts.
Starting a blog is a learning experience, it is not an easy way to make money online. You need to learn what people want to read, learn how to present your content so people have a better reading experience, learn what calls-to-action work best, learn how to get people to click and share your blog posts…
Your first blog post is just the start of your blogging journey
Don’t even think about getting thousands of visitors and a book contract straight away. Focus your time and efforts on learning the craft of blogging instead.
Learning how to create great blog content is the most important lesson for you to become a successful blogger. The blog content and the way you present and promote that content, determines how well your blog will do.
Don’t get depressed by my advice though. Keep blogging, keep putting in the time and the effort. Even though your first blog post might be bad, it will help you get better and you will know much more about what it takes to write a great blog post.
It takes time to become a successful blogger. It is a lot of work and it takes up a lot of your day. There is a long road ahead of you and your first blog post is just the start of your blogging journey.