Blog 1

How to get the maximum effects from your first blog post?

Michael Akinlaby:

#1. Share a story.

Each and every one of us has a personal story to share.

For example, what inspired you to start your blog in the first place?

What do you want to achieve with your blog?

Who do you want to help and what motivates them? What are their challenges?

People love reading stories. It makes them stay glued to your web page.

You want to make sure people read your first blog post from the first to the last word, and sharing an interesting story and vision is a nice way to achieve that.

#2. Write The Best Piece.

Probably over a million blog posts have already been published today.

The web don’t need more articles. They want to see something new. Something that blows out their mind.

Something they would want to tell their friends about.

Something they would want to email their boss.

If what you’re writing won’t blow out what’s already out there, it shouldn’t be your first blog post.

Your want to launch your blog with style and a big bang, and it’s only a high-quality piece that can help you do that.

#3. Do a lot of email outreach and collect emails

After you’ve published your high-quality blog post, the next thing to do is to email everyone you know.

Email all your friends and family, and ask them to share your post on Facebook and Twitter, and anywhere they’re active.

Email all the influencers. Email the up comers.

Continue to email everyone, telling them about your blog post until you’ve hit 500.

Assuming you’re willing to send 20 emails per day which I consider very doable, you should have sent 500 emails on the 25th day.

By emailing 500 people, you should get at least 1,000 eyes to see your content assuming that some people shared it on social networks.

Then you can consider republishing on Medium, and repeat the process by asking for “Recommends” until you’ve emailed 500 Medium users. This would probably be the second month.

The most important thing is to collect emails from your first blog post.

When you do this, you should have at least 200 email subscribers which means, at least, you don’t have to start from the scratch when you publish your second blog post.