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 stefunnydfl

Stephanie McPherson, "SteFunny" is a Certified Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) Health Coach, Behaviors and Motivators High Performance Life Coach (CBP, CMP) and Creator and Host of the podcast, Empowered Conversations and Cooking Show, De Fa Rekin Licious! Upon realizing in her early 20's that the typical "young person diet" filled with sugar and processed foods was causing undesirable consequences, she started the journey to transforming her body through educating herself on good nutrition and exercise. Around the same time questioning what her true "purpose" was, she discovered the book, The Empowered Mind. Through completing the plethora of exercises in this book, she realized that she possessed a real passion for inspiring others to be healthy, happy and truly thrive in life. For over 26 years Stephanie has been committed to the practice of self-exploration and personal growth; she understands the challenges that this commitment to excellence in every aspect of life can bring. Her passion is to empower and inspire others to be the best version of themselves possible through the commitment to one's self and one's life.

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