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 Camille Bunim

Camille Bunim is a seasoned master in the bodywork industry, holding state and national credentials in massage therapy, as well as specialized certifications in various advanced massage modalities geared towards therapeutic pain relief. Camille holds credentials in both Usui Reiki and Karuna Ki Reiki as a Reiki Master Teacher, with extensive experience in eastern energy healing techniques. Additionally, Camille is a Certified Practitioner of Indigenous Medicine, schooled in north american indigineous practices and herbal medicine. She is a Certified Crystal Healer with specialized experience in crystal healing and chakra balance techniques. Camille also possesses natural abilities as an empath and medium with strong clairsentience, clairaudience, and clairvoyant abilities. She is an Ordained Minister through The Universal Light, specialized in Spiritual-Physio applications. Camille is officially retired from hands-on practice, however she continues to educate and empower clients and spa professionals with tools and techniques to facilitate self care and wellness. She still offers Space Clearing sessions on a limited basis, and she offers tips, techniques, and hacks for anyone who wants to learn how to create a self care daily practice. Visit www.camshands.com for more information.

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