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 Chibi's Choice Dog Grooming, Daycare, & Supply

For those of you who like stories, here’s ours. I moved here from the Dominican Republic with a background in graphic design and sales. When it came time to look for a job I would love, my wife, born and raised here in RI, thought since I love animals and have an artistic eye, I should try grooming. It turns out she was right and here we are! Now, what is a chibi? Here in the United States, one may say, "Kitty Kitty" when calling after a cat one doesn’t know the name of, likewise in the Dominican Republic, we say, "Chibi Chibi" when calling after a dog one doesn't know the name of. So, there you have it! Chibi’s Choice has found a home at 141 Newport Ave, Rumford, RI 02861. We look forward to serving each of your families and getting to know each of your names!

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