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 Wild Rose Paintball & Airsoft

My name is Wild Rose. I am the owner and mascot for Wild Rose Paintball & Airsoft. Stay engaged with me on all my social media! I have a Pro-Shop onsite at Wild Rose Paintball & Airsoft where you can buy everything you need to play either sport! I just love this game! We also have a team that competes in tournaments and teaches clinics at our field so watch for their next clinic! My field is the ONLY field to partner with the ODMT who host our magfed only games in Montana. Follow our social media links to find out more about ODMT! I now own the largest paintball and airsoft facility in Montana!! Yippee! Wild Rose Paintball & Airsoft is the largest paintball and airsoft facility in the state of Montana! We have two separate locations our outdoor "Wild Rose Paintball & Airsoft" has 4 fields (working on our 5th) and our indoor arena the "Splat Attack Battle Arena" with one arena space. Wild Rose Paintball and airsoft is located in Acton, Montana only about ten minutes from the Billings, Montana airport & Zimmerman Trail area. Our indoor facility, Splat Attack Battle Arena is located in Billings, Montana! Call 406-927-3489 for more details and follow our social media! I played paintball for the first time 4 years ago and loved the sport so much I had to open a field of my own to share with everyone in our community!

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