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 j.macisaac_studios

J. MacIsaac Studios has been many things over the years as life has changed and evolved. It was started by my husband (Jason) and myself (Jen) back in 2014 to sell our travel photography which we hand transferred to wood blocks. Once we landed in Knoxville, Jason settled into his career and I opened a small brick and mortar studio. Our little Etsy shop took a break for a while as we focused on our new paths. Eventually I decided to blow off the dust and reopen the shop with a slight change in focus. I am a rather eclectic artist and my mediums flow and change with the wind. I love to try my hand at a variety of things. My jewelry and art is inspired by my interest in nature, mindfulness, creative play, and healing intentions. I believe in the healing properties of art and it is an important part of my creative mindfulness practice. I enjoy using healing stones and crystals in my work because I am inspired by their perceived energies. I believe that their energies support our creative intentions and provide us with powerful visual reminders of our goals and dreams. It is my desire to create art and jewelry that connect the viewer/wearer to the creative potential within, and to inspire you to create the life you want to live.

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