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 you 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 davet1120

Long time computer industry and techie geek who got sick of traveling for business so did the obvious thing - wife & I bought a garden center in San Diego, CA (justly dubbed "America's Finest City). If you are ever in the market to do something as dumb as buy a small business (a garden center) - do so in San Diego County. Since winter in San Diego each year lasts from Dec. 26th to Dec. 27th (and then it is summer for the rest of theyear you have much more time to make MONEY. Ran the business for 14 years, cashed out and made my way back home (NoCal - but this time to the North Bay which is the antithesis of the Evil Empire East and South Bay(s) - notably the dark side known as Silicon Valley). Roamed the North Bay looking for our personal Eden to settle down in and found it in Yountville, CA - most noted as the home of the famed French Laundry restaurant. but now noted (appropriately so) as the home of Una & Dave. Once settled in we both decided it would be "fun" to take wine educator (e.g., wine peddler) jobs at premium wineries in the Napa Valley to take full advantage of our in depth wine knowledge (we knew where to buy wine and how to open the bottle). Suffice it to say that we are, at heart, sales folks we had little trouble getting up to speed on the wine lingo and some amount of acumen. Safer to say that we drew upon an old maxim pertaining to "..blind with brilliance or baffle with BS") we survived and thrived. For myself - forever the restless one - it is now time for the next challenge. And thus it begins.

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