WHY SHOULD I CREATE A BLOGPOST?
Many people think it’s difficult to create a blog post but it’s actually the opposite of that. When you have the desire to tell people about something they are yet to know or to educate them on any subject like health, fashion, movies, just to name but these, you are certified, blogger.
WHAT MAKES A GOOD BLOG POST?
Before you write a blog post, you should understand what makes a good post. You should know the answers to questions like "Why would someone keep reading your entire blog post?" and "What makes your audience come back for more?"
To start, a good blog post is interesting and educational. Your blogs should answer a reader's question and help them with a problem they might have. Maybe, more importantly, you have to do this in an interesting way.
It's not enough just to answer someone's questions. You have to provide actionable steps while being entertaining. For example, your introduction should hook the reader to continue reading the post.
Then, you can use examples to keep your readers interested in what you have to say.
A good blog post is interesting to read, while also providing educational content to its audience.
How to Write a Blog Post
Understand your audience.
Before you start to write your first blog post, have a clear understanding of your target audience. What do they want to know about? What will resonate with them? This is where creating your buyer personas comes in handy. Consider what you know about your buyer personas and their interests while you're coming up with a topic for your blog post.
For instance, if your readers are millennials looking to start their own business, you probably don't need to provide them with information about getting started in social media -- most of them already have that down. You might, however, want to give them information about how to adjust their approach to social media from a more casual, personal one to a more business-savvy, networking-focused approach. That kind of tweak is what separates you from blogging about generic stuff to the stuff your audience really wants (and needs) to hear.
mostly people choose topics that are related to their field of studies you could blog on your current situation maybe you are losing weight and you want people to know how they can do that effectively.
IDENTIFY YOUR FIRST BLOG POST'S TOPIC.
Before you even write anything, you need to pick a topic for your blog post. The topic can be pretty general to start with. For example, if you're a plumber, you might start out thinking you want to write about leaky faucets.
Then, as you do your research, you can expand the topic to discuss how to fix a leaky faucet based on the various causes of a faucet leak.
You might not want to jump right into a "how-to" article for your first blog post, though, and that's okay. Perhaps you'd like to write about modern types of faucet setups or tell one particular success story you had rescuing a faucet before it flooded someone's house.
Write an intro (and make it captivating).
We've written more specifically about writing captivating introductions in the post, "How to Write an Introduction," but let's review, shall we?
First, grab the reader's attention. If you lose the reader in the first few paragraphs -- or even sentences -- of the introduction, they will stop reading even before they've given your post a fair shake. You can do this in a number of ways: tell a story or a joke, be empathetic, or grip the reader with an interesting fact or statistic.
Then describe the purpose of the post and explain how it will address a problem the reader may be having. This will give the reader a reason to keep reading and give them a connection to how it will help them improve their work/lives.
Organize your content in an outline.
Sometimes, blog posts can have an overwhelming amount of information -- for the reader and the writer. The trick is to organize the info so readers are not intimidated by the length or amount of content. The organization can take multiple forms -- sections, lists, tips, whatever's most appropriate. But it must be organized!
Softwares YOU NEED.
There is many software you need to use out there that can help you create a professional blog post, some of them are;
Microsoft Office; off course it’s good to keep a copy of every blog post you publish, this will help you to create the next one, trust me on this.
Lighshot; personally, use lightshot to create descriptive screenshots, and it's so far the best.
Google slide; google slides have a lot of features that can help you create a good blog post, you can use google slides to animate the image, create posters,…. in fact, it’s a one bus stop for you.
HOW TO GET IMAGES FOR YOUR BLOG POST
You can get free images from websites like (pixels.com, unsplash.com and many others), you can equally buy licensed images from these websites.
You can equally get images from google but be warned most images you see on a google search are licensed images when you use then on your blog post and you are discovered, google will sue the company hosting your blog post and they will either take down your blogpost or shut down the website you blog on. This is the situation when you copy-paste someone’s blog post, note that this is a crime and you can be punished for that.
You can get info from blog posts, it’s okay if you take a paragraph from another blog post, but make sure you change the language to your own.
Hope this help.