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 ilariamacedonio

Ilaria Macedonio is an Italian musician, specialized in Harpsichord and Early Music Performance. Born in Assisi into a family almost entirely composed by professional musicians, Ilaria began her piano studies at the age of seven, winning her first piano competition aged eight. She debuted as a soloist with orchestra at the age of thirteen years old, playing Mozart's Piano Concerto K 414 in Umbria and Lazio (Italy), and later on she graduated in Piano with first-class honours. From 2013 Ilaria has been studying Early Music at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen (Denmark) and in 2015 she graduated in Harpsichord and Historical Keyboards with first class honours. In 2017/18 Ilaria continued to specialize in Historical Performance on the Artist Diploma course at the Royal College of Music, London. She has performed in various places such as the Southbank Centre in London, Greenwich's International Exhibition of Early Music, Mottisfont Abbey's National Museum (UK), Frederiksberg Slotskirke, KoncertKirken and Garnisons Kirke (Copenhagen, DK), both as a soloist and with many different ensembles, including the baroque orchestra Concerto Copenhagen led by Lars Ulrik Mortensen.

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