Knowing about the first blog posts of famous bloggers is very inspiring.

By reading their initial blog posts and comparing them with their current blog posts, you will know how far they have come in blogging and how they have improved their blogs.

In this article, I researched the first blog posts of famous bloggers who have been blogging for many years.

So read on.


Many bloggers have deleted their first blog posts, so I researched their first blog posts using Internet Archive.

Amit Agarwal-

Amit Agarwal is the most popular and successful blogger from India.

His blog Digital Inspiration receives millions of monthly visitors from all over the world.

Amit Agarwal started his first ever blog Labnol (now Digital Inspiration) on Blogger in January 2004.

The Internet Archive archived one of his blog posts in November 2004.

On this day, he published a blog post titled Mughal-E-Aazam (Mughal-E-Azam) Official Site.

This blog post is all about the review of the Mughal-E-Azam movie.

It is surprising to know that Amit Agarwal published a movie review on his technology blog.

Upon further researching, I found that he started his blog in July 2004 and at that time, he used to publish 15 blog posts per week.

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And in 2004, Amit Agarwal didn’t have a logo for his blog.

Darren Rowse-

Darren Rowse is an Australian blogger famous for his ProBlogger and Digital Photography School blogs.

These blogs attract millions of visitors on a monthly basis.

He started his first blog in November 2002 on Blogger but this blog didn’t last for long.

Later, Darren Rowse started a blog by the name LivingRoom.

As this blog isn’t active today, I took the help of the Internet Archive to research the blog.

I found one of his first blog posts published on November 27, 2002 at 11:40 AM.

It was titled The Living Room lives!After months and had a total of 194 words.

First blog post of Darren Rowse
First blog post of Darren Rowse

Jim Harmer-

Jim Harmer is a very successful internet entrepreneur and founded several successful blogs like Improve Photography, Camper Report, etc.

He also founded Income School.

Jim Harmer’s first ever blog was Improve Photography and he started it in 2010.

Unfortunately, Internet Archive just archived the headings of his first posts but not their content.

Jim Harmer’s very first post is titled Showing Your Work Online.

Harsh Agrawal-

Harsh Agrawal is very well known for his digital marketing blog, ShoutMeLoud.

Much like Amit Agarwal, he too started on Blogger.

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In September 2008, he started his first blog

Unfortunately, this blog is inaccessible now, so I took the help of the Internet Archive to find his first blog post.

His first ever blog post was titled 11 year gal || Frightning video and this was published on 29 September 2008.

First blog post of Harsh Agrawal
First blog post of Harsh Agrawal

This blog post has only three lines and a total of 64 words.

At that time, ShoutMeLoud was related to technology and covered various tech topics like antivirus, browsers, mobile phones, etc. and occasionally Harsh Agrawal also published blog posts related to blogging.

Arianna Huffington-

On May 9, 2005, Arianna Huffington founded The Huffington Post (HuffPost).

This is one of the famous blogs on the internet and is available in multiple languages.

Arianna Huffington’s first blog post was titled On The Blog Now and was published on May 9 2005.

Michael Arrington-

Michael Arrington is the founder of the TechCrunch, a very popular technology blog.

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He started this blog in June 2005.

The first blog post on TechCrunch was titled About TechCrunch and was published on June 11 2005.

This blog post was published by Michael Arrington and received 8 comments.

Pete Cashmore-

Pete Cashmore is the founder of Mashable.

He started Mashable when he was 19.

The first blog post of Mashable was titled World of Warcraft Coke Ad.

It was published on July 27, 2005 and had only 48 words.

First blog post of Pete Cashmore
First blog post of Pete Cashmore


By reading the first blog posts of the famous bloggers it is quite evident that their initial blog posts weren’t perfect.

Also, in the initial days, their writing skills weren’t great.

But nevertheless, they started and persisted and succeeded in establishing hugely successful blogs.

This teaches us a very important life lesson that it is not compulsory to be perfect to start anything.

The most important thing is to start and along the way, you can perfect your skills.

So, are you inspired by the first blog posts of these bloggers?

Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Naveen Reddy

Hi, I am Naveen Reddy, the founder of Neat Blogging. I am a very passionate blogger and my motto is to simplify and redefine blogging and teach the right mindset required to become a successful blogger.


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