How do you write your first blog post?

Rebecca D. Harris how to write your first blog post

I have spent the last fews days tormenting myself over how to write this first post. What do you write for a first blog post?  It’s very restrictive when you start overthinking…

 

I see it like a blank canvas, nervous of making that first brush stroke

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What is the best way to open a blog? Do you just chuck in a post like you’ve been blogging forever? Or do you start with an intro sort of blog? I couldn’t decide, so here I am writing my first blog post about not knowing what to write here. I apologise if you’ve come here thinking I’m another one of those blogs that give you all the advice and rules on how to write blogs posts and in particular your first one. Trust me, I searched my fair share of these blogs and seriously, how many bloggers write about blogging? It’s lots btw. It’s great though finding so much information out there and guidance on how to do this blogging lark (sometimes though there’s just too much information).  So using Outbrain Inc tips I shall start below:

 

hello my name is rebecca

 

Introduce yourself

Many suggest just letting people get to know you, introduce yourself.  Let’s face it, if we met at some sort of social event I wouldn’t just barge in and try and share all my great cooking recipes for the season without at least letting you know who I was (just so we’re clear, this is not a cooking blog).  So, *clears throat* I’m Rebecca *puts out hand to shake and swiftly returns after it awkwardly not being accepted*.  Ok, I’ll stop the stupid socially awkward scenario now, I get enough of that real life experience, in well, real life.  So if my website hasn’t given you a hint already, I’m an artist.  I have done many other things within my adult life but my path has always steered me back towards art.  In 2010 I returned to finish my art degree and then not content enough with how much debt I had accrued so far I went on to do an MA in art.  It was during these studies I discovered how bleddy obsessed I am with the human body and it’s all I want to make work about.  I’m sure you’ll get to know more about my ideas and process as the blog posts continue.

 

Your topic

So that leads me to talk about what I will, um, talk about.  Over the coming posts, weeks, months I am sure the blog and myself will get caught up in our new love affair and develop and evolve.  My thinking for now is that I will share things that relate to the themes of my work, my processes, thinking behind new and old works and just other stuff going on which might be relevant for sharing here.

 

Find your voice

*clears throat, again* I think maybe we’ve established this?

 

Social media links

May I, huh hummm, direct your attention to the footer on the website.

 

Include media

CHECK!

Share links

There you go Outbrain Inc.

 

Take time writing your blog

Oh trust me, I have certainly done that, I’ve left this stewing for days before deciding to write my first post on trying to write my first post.

 

Proofread

Outbrain Inc suggest:

This blog will reflect you personally and professionally. The last thing you want is to have a blog entry that is full of problems. Check for spelling and grammar mistakes even after the post is live. The best way to edit is to finish your post, save it as a draft, and taking time off. You need to rest your eyes and your mind for a few minutes before you come back to read it over again.

 

So I’m off for a cup of tea and I’ll return shortly for a quick edit.

 

Encourage feedback

Genuinely asking this now, what hints and tips do you have for starting a blog?  Don’t be too good though as I might have to start again!

 

 

 

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