Well, I've gotten my blog to the point that I'm ready to get it out there in the dog-eat-dog world that is the blogosphere.

However, there is one more thing that I'd like a little bit of insight on: what should be my routine when I write a post (or at least my first one)?

For example, should I always research some keywords that I'd like to center my post around, then examine search results for these keywords, and then figure out how to rank top on that post (of course I wouldn't stuff, I'd just make sure to include enough keywords to rank highly)? Or should I just pick a topic and then start writing and simply make sure the content is highly valued?

I wanna make sure I do this correctly right out of the gate, and get into good habits now rather then later.

Thoughts? I also think this is something that a lot of newer bloggers would face, so I believe it's a good topic to discuss.