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.

Everyday, Everything, is an Opportunity

Today is the day to become a better you.

I am not the most sociable person; I like to keep my life reserved to myself. But lately I have had some of the most incredible things happen. Some if not most, have been incidents I do not wish upon anyone, but I am working to take the best out of them.

In the course of a month, I lost so much, and trust me I am not talking just in monetary terms. Nonetheless, it could have been so much worst. Yet, too often I sat and cried as if all was lost. Today, as I look back, I realize how ignorant I was. I am fine, I am here, and with a whole life ahead of myself.

It is with that realization that this blog will take off.

When we lose something or someone, we have two choices, to sit on a corner and cry feeling sorry for ourselves (not solving much), or to take it as a lesson from which we can learn and grow. I am not going to say that the later one is easy, nor that it’s wrong to cry the loss and live the emotions of the moment; what is wrong is to stay there and with those emotions.

The fact that we are alive means that things will happen, good or bad, it’s up to us to wipe the tears, get back up, and move forward. Its within us to turn everything into an opportunity for a better version of ourselves. Every day is an opportunity to become what we have been dreaming of.

I may not be 1/10 of what I wish to be, but I have also not done a 1/10 of what I wish to do, so why not combine the two. If you are looking to be inspired to start a better version of yourself, stay tuned for what is coming. In my blog I hope to inspire you to work on yourself 24/7. Let’s go adventure the outdoors, lets pamper ourselves with some beauty tips, let’s try new things, let’s have some fun. Get to know me, and follow me on my journey, we can be there for each other when we most need it.