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.

Published by websitedesigner7

Christine Rubin has been in the real estate business since 2005. She is a licensed Real Estate Broker Associate at Baird and Warner, Barrington. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the American Academy of Art and has also studied Liberal Arts at Concordia University. Christine was honored to be Womens' Council of Realtors Member of the Year in 2012. Recently, Christine published books with advice for first-time buyers and selling secrets for homeowners. She has been recognized by Chicago magazine for consistent exceptional reviews by consumers and her peers. Accredited in technology, Christine has been marketing properties with a creative flair. Her unique skills include utilization of the best tools on the MLS such as photo enhancement, video editing and copywriting for the ultimate online presence. Negotiation and problem-solving to achieve the most favorable results for her clients has been achieved and is mentioned in online testimonials. She has an extensive background in Advertising at the executive level with Agencies and Fortune 500 companies and has fostered a business acumen which includes creative direction and customer relationship management. EDUCATION American Academy of Art Concordia University

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