Writing Your First Post On Blogger

It's now time to write your first post on your blog. Have you signed up for Blogger? If not, sign up now and create your blog. If you don't know how yet, read the previous post on how to create a blog on Blogger. Creating your blog on Blogger is easy. Forget about the blog settings for now. Just follow the 1-2-3 steps. It will take only a few seconds. At the end of these steps, you will be asked to write your first post.

What is a post and a blog?

A post is an entry to your blog. It's what you write about a certain topic. Posts are dated like a journal or a diary. A post is like an entry or a page on your diary or journal. In fact, a year before the birth of the word "blog", there was already a tool on the web called OpenDiary,  followed by LiveJournal and Blogger. These tools were called "weblog", coined by John Barger. The term rooted from the words "web log" which means an online journal.

Peter Merholz, a pioneer in blogger, once wrote on his site Peterme.com the words "we blog", splitting the term "weblog." Since then, Evan Williams, co-founder of Pyra Labs that created Blogger, started to use the word "blog".

Today, a blog is used more than a journal for the reason that its contents can be anything you can imagine.

What to write on your first post

Your first post could be an introduction. Either you introduce yourself or write something what your blog is all about. You can also tell a story why you put up your blog; or skip the intro and immediately jump to your first thought or topic. What is important is that your first entry should already attract interest from your readers.

Another good point to remember is to write a good title. Make sure that just by the title itself, you already give your reader an idea what your post is about. Of course, there are times when you can use a title that serves like a teaser. There's an unlimited space to be creative. But technically, as far as SEO* is concerned, a good title is exact and direct to the point.

What's next...

Promote your blog. Feed it.

*SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. Your SEO is good if your site ranks on top from search engine, like Google, search results.

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