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 Nabin K Chhetri

Born in Nepal, Nabin Kumar Chhetri graduated with a degree of M.St in Creative Writing from Oxford University with Distinction in Poetry. He also holds a degree of M.Litt in The novel from the University of Aberdeen. His awards include the St. Peter's Foundation Award(Oxford University) and awards from Italy, Israel and Nepal for his poems. In 2011, he received the Nosside International Poetry Prize (UNESCO Heritage Award) for his poem ‘Memory’ from). His poems have been published in more than 70 national and international journals. Hel lives in Aberdeen, Scotland with his wife and children. Profile in Scottish Book Trust's web: RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS * Received Aberdeen City Council Creative Funding 2017/18 * Received Aberdeen City Council Creative Funding 2016/17 * St. Peter's Foundation Award - 2014(Oxford University) * Poem selected to be read in Edinburgh Book Festival-2018 * Shortlisted for the Oxonian Review poetry prize 2015 - Oxford * Achieved distinction for the Poetry Portfolio(Oxford University) * Poem longlisted in the University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Poetry Prize * Semi-Finalist in the Baltic Writing Residency Program - 2017 * Discovery Award from The Red Mountain Press 2016(US) * Shortlisted for the Charles Pick Fellowship for Prose(University of East Anglia) * Won the Madder Than We Look - Write Minds competition(UK) - 201 * * A Pamphlet Submission longlisted in Flarestack poets (UK). * Represented the University of Oxford in the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival 2014 * Nosside International Poetry Award, Italy(2014) * Nosside UNESCO Heritage Award( Italy 2011)

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