Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus your own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.

2 thoughts on “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

  1. Hi Lisa
    My name is Jean Dion and you come highly recommended by Marie McDougall.
    We have two dogs living with us and are looking for a place to have them stay when we might travel or just want them to have a visit
    Shelby is 13 and a sweet Beagle Lab
    Brodie is a 3 year old Zuchon and is cute and fun.
    They would be great boarding together and are usually quite friendly except at the vet when they get nervous.
    Would you have availability from August 27 to September 5 in case we would like to have them stay with you ?
    We are planning a cruise and may need dog care.
    Marie speaks so highly of you that I feel comfortable asking what we might be able to plan
    Thanks in advance and I will speak to you in the future just wanted to introduce myself and our pets. Please feel free to respond with any pricing and advice
    I look forward to meeting you
    Happy Fourth and May God help all our pups ears
    Thank you

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