Think about your first sentence as an entity in and of itself.
It has an important job to do—it needs to pull your reader from clicking on your headline into engaging in your content. Use the ideas here, and spend time crafting an opening sentence that will do this important job well.
Henneke Duistermaat studied hundreds of blog post openings and found a simple 3-step formula that almost guarantees your opening paragraph will be hypnotic. This Copyblogger post shares what she learned.
You don’t want your post to fizzle out with a few drab sentences. A bland paragraph at the end could wreck your whole blog post.