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.

Published by arranmade

My name is Christine Lyle and I live on the beautiful Isle of Arran on the West Coast of Scotland. My working life started in the theatre where I trained to become a Wardrobe Mistress. I learned how to make costumes, how to dress people up. If you could imagine it - I learned to make it. Although in the course of time I have gone on to do many different things, my creativity has always stayed with me. The result is now visible in the beadwork I love to make. I create a very wide range of items from jewellery in all its forms to decorated Christmas baubles and much more. I think we all need a little sparkle in our lives at some time and this often shows in the items I produce. I endeavour to make each component unique by using different colours of beads and crystals so that each piece of beadwork is individual. Whether you prefer a completed article, or to place an order for your own special item, you can be assured that my beadwork is well made, distinctive, colourful and sparkling.

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