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.

Schiefes Haus


This house used was by the shipmasters of Ulm. The original timbered structure dates back to the early 14th century. There were multiple additions and, in 1443 the house acquired its present appearance of a five-story building. It is operating as a hotel since 1995.
It has a total of 11 rooms. The “Turmzimmer” on the top floor, is the largest room, covering the entire fifth floor. Remember, there are no elevators still, it is worth a stay.

Schiefes Haus Ulm

Schwörhausgasse 6, 89073 Ulm, Germany

My First Blog Post

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde.

After spending a night in a Castel, purchasing a $400 ticket to Bora Bora, riding a Zeppelin and chasing a ghost, I thought it was time to start a travel blog.
Bear with me while I’m trying to find time to blog. Writing isn’t my strong suit.