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 Stormy Rose

I am a CFO/Controller and Executive Business Manager; offering my clients practical experience because I’ve been there. I have over 16 years of experience across multiple industries. I’ve led multiple clients through mergers and acquisitions within the last 5 years, turnarounds, restructuring, steep growth, capital raises, organizational changes, and more. My clients rely on me to be an objective partner and strategic leader, and has interest in seeing their organizations succeed as they are. At Rose Business & Accounting Solutions, my vision is to be that partner that helps every company, no matter the size; grow and reach their full potential. I recognize that not every organization has the resources available to get them to where they want to be. That's why I offer access to leadership, resources, partnerships, strategy, creativity, and expertise without the expense of an executive hire. I offer this access when you need it, for as much as you need it, and for as long as you need it. I am truly energized by seeing and helping my client’s business maximize to full potential

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