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Writing the first post on your blog

By 06/01/2008writing

Well, writing the first post on your blog is always an interesting experience. For the first-time blogger, it could even be a memorable one.

There is the trepidation on how your opinions or writing would be received, the eager anticipation for readers, an occasional scratching of the head on what to write, the indecision on the page theme….with each person it is different, but somehow the same. Whether the blog is going to be professional or personal, based on travel or interests or on random thoughts or bubbles of imagination, the first impression is important.

An introductory note on what the blog is about is traditional if not de rigueur, but I think I will skip that part.

I will just get on with writing, and see exactly where it takes me. As the title suggests, this blog is set to be a daily rite kind of thing: let us hope I keep my word to myself on this one.

For as we bloggers all know, there is something a lot more demanding than the first post, and that is not merely the second post, but also the ambition of daily posts afterwards.

Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her literary crime thriller series, the Blue Mumbai, is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency. Both The Blue Bar and The Blue Monsoon were published in 2023.

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  • Tulasii says:

    I started new as contetn writer. And this post gives me lots of strength. Thanks

  • trablogger says:

    So It all started from here. The first step of the a very long journey! I was just curious.
    You are doing amazing!

  • damyantig says:

    Thanks, Bob! It is precisely this feel of community that makes blogging such an exceptional habit:)

    I will be a frequent visitor of your blog, and of course, would head over to Amy’s blog too!

  • bobleckridge says:

    I just wanted to say, good luck with this blog – and your other one too!
    I started blogging last April and it has been great for me. It’s fun, it’s interesting, it’s amazing to read comments from people from so many different cultural backgrounds who feel touched by or inspired by something on your blog. That really is a thrill.
    But what I mainly wanted to say was to encourage you in this new venture. I have found blogging has unleashed my creativity – both my writing and my photography – but especially my ideas and my reflections. My daughter, Amy, has had a very similar experience with her blog too. Go see hers on
    Thanks for stumbling on my blog too. I look forward to reading yours as it grows this year.