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 I am Rock L

Rachel D. Greenwell is a certified Life & Spiritual Coach. She specializes in metaphysical subjects and helps people navigate their healing journeys. She was born and raised in Kentucky where she still lives in a small country town full of woods, ponds, wildlife, and good hearted people; which is her favorite type of place to be. Rachel graduated from Bullitt Central High School in 2007 and pursued her passion for the arts at Jefferson Community College. She left school suddenly when she experienced a series of traumas. She fell into a dark period for many years. Rachel's healing and spiritual journey began in 2013 and she became infatuated with the self help and healing field. She found her purpose in life and decided to start helping others. Prior to becoming a life & spiritual coach she worked as a certified Peer Support Specialist in her local mental health organization where she received treatment herself in 2013. Aside from helping others, Rachel enjoys creating art in many forms. She is a painter, a musician, and a writer. She also loves nature, working out, cooking, singing, meditating, and watching movies. If you knew Rachel personally it would be easy to tell that her biggest priority in life is her family. She met her soulmate Michael in 2011 and they welcomed their baby boy Phoenix into world in 2018. She adores her husband and son and is the happiest when she is with them and their family pets. Rachel is currently working on obtaining her Bachelors Degree in Science of Psychology. She became a published author with her first self help book How to Wear a Crown in 2019. She dreams of expanding her career to include motivational speaking as well as creating a line of self help and inspirational products. Rachel's biggest personal goal is to show her son an example of what it looks like to follow your dreams and teach him that anything is possible if you believe in yourself. 🧡

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