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 DWTubman

The author, David W Tubman, is in a unique position to reveal his own 'Family Secret' that has never before been revealed to the public. David is the son of two eyewitnesses that were driving along-side the maroon 1975 Mercury Marquis where Jimmy Hoffa sat in the rear seat on the day he was abducted, July 30, 1975. David's parents observed things they were never supposed to have seen, but did not go to the police-but for very good reason. Ken and Frances Tubman were driving within a few feet of the vehicle that Jimmy Hoffa was last seen in, as it pulled out from the Machus Red Fox. The Mercury drove along-side them as it followed the Tubmans for several miles. Ken Tubman identified the driver of the car, while Frances described the commotion inside the rear seat area. Both of them saw where the car went and what was waiting for it when it arrived. It became the author's mission to eventually pass along the secret and details that answered the 45-year old questions: "What happened to Jimmy Hoffa?" July 30, 2020 marks the 45th anniversary of Jimmy Hoffa's disappearance, and the author believes it's finally time to reveal the details of the story with the public.

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