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Your First Blog Post

Hey there! How exciting!

You finally pulled the trigger and started your blog online! That’s great!

Now you’re ready to write your first blog post, but you’re not quite sure how to do it or what to do after you finishing writing it.

Good news, if you’re using WordPress then it is all super easy, which is why I recommend WordPress in the first place!

So let’s get started writing your first blog post!

If you haven’t setup your WordPress site yet, head on over to our post about how to get your site up and running today!

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I just setup my WordPress blog, now what??

Ok, this might not be the VERY first thing you do on your brand new site (you might want to add plugins or change your theme), but if you just can’t wait to start blogging, then let’s add your first blog post.

When you are in the WordPress Dashboard, look for a menu item on the left that says Blog Posts and click it. This expands a little menu below it with the following options:

  • All Posts
  • Add New
  • Categories
  • Tags
  • Comments

This is looking easy, right? To add your new blog post, click Add New. This launches the Add New Post screen where you can add your title and the main body of your posts.

BlogMoneyHustle - Add New Blog Post

BlogMoneyHustle – Add New Blog Post

 

Good Start, Now What Do I Do With My First Blog Post?

Write 🙂 and write and write and write.

After you feel that you have written enough, you’ll have a few options.

  • Save Draft – Red Arrow
  • Preview – Yellow Arrow
  • Publish – Green Arrow
BlogPost-Save-Preview-Publish

Save-Preview-Publish

Honestly, I click the Save Draft button often! You never know when something crazy will happen and wipes out your last 30 minutes of writing. Have you ever tried to re-write 30 minutes of writing that you didn’t save? It doesn’t work that well. At least not for me.

Pro-tip: Make sure to edit your post thoroughly before you click Publish!

As you can see, I pulled the trigger a little bit too fast and left a grammatical error in my screenshot. Take some time and look over your posts before you publish them, especially if you like to drink a little wine with your writing 🙂

 

Summary

As you can see it is super easy to write and publish your first blog post. WordPress really is the easiest way to get your site up and running without having to know a bunch of code or using some clunky web page builder that supposedly make it easy.

If you are familiar with Microsoft Word, then you will have no problem at all getting started with WordPress.

Check out our post on setting up a blog with DreamHost, our hosting provider. 

Note: We are an affiliate with DreamHost, but that is at no extra cost to you. That basically means we will receive a small commission if you sign-up through our link. It helps keep the lights on, if that, but we’re just being transparent.

Once you get your blog up and running there are a few other things you will want to do like learn how to monetize your blog and start your email list.

 

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Hustle on!