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 Matinee Chat with Kathy Kaiser

Hello fellow movie lovers – Kathy Kaiser here…….and welcome to Matinee Chat! Having lived in the St. Louis Metropolitan area my whole life, I absolutely love ALL the theaters here that give me the opportunity to live out my passion – or as my family and friends call it – My obsession – MOVIES! My home base is on the east side in Belleville IL – but I frequent the fantastic city of St. Louis almost daily – whether catching a sneak preview of the next BLOCKBUSTER at a theater near you, or covering a red carpet event for both commercial and independent films here locally. A graduate of Lindenwood University with a BA in Communications, my day also includes being the Creative Director & Owner of Kaiser Communication & Marketing Group. My two greatest achievements in life are my two girls – ages 24 and 14 – who have made my life the most incredible journey I could have ever imagined - and who cheer me on each day – as I share my thoughts on the latest new film releases, and give you the opportunity to chat with me too about your views of the films I review – and how awesome is that……SERIOUSLY!

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