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 Shorely Organized by GiGi

I am the owner of Shorely Organized by GiGI, serving all of South Jersey. Our goal is to bring more order, calm, and joy into your space and life. We provide the practical ideas, compassionate coaching, energetic efficiency, and the physical assistance required to declutter, style and organize your spaces. As a result of our time together, you will experience the many benefits of decluttering and organization. Like many others who have lost their job from Covid, I discovered I could use my natural talent for organization and passion for helping others by becoming a certified Professional Organizer. My attention to detail and sensitivity to unique needs and sensitivity of each client makes every project with life-changing results. I named my company after my beautiful life changing granddaughter Vaida. I am her GiGi. My company is here to assist busy individuals, families and working professionals compassionately and efficiently with all of their decluttering, organizing, moving and life efficiency coaching needs.

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