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 CoCo's Lazy Dog Ice Cream

CoCo's Lazy Dog Ice Cream has been a fixture in Nevada County since the early 1990's. Started by Bob and Debbe Peterson, CoCo's Lazy Dog has grown from a ice cream cart on the street corner to an event caterer providing delicious treats at family gatherings, corporate events, the Nevada County Fair, and many more celebrations. The hand dipped ice cream bars, cheesecake, drumsticks and bananas are always in high demand and delight kids of all ages. 2021 will be Bob and Debbe's last year as they will transition to the next phase in their lives - farmers, koi keepers and retired folks! CoCo's Lazy Dog Ice Cream, however, will still be a mainstay in Nevada County as new owners Barbara McDonald and David Mendoza take the helm. Barbara and David will be adding an ice cream and candy store in Alta Sierra in 2022 where visitors will have the opportunity to watch the ice cream and treats as they are being made! As always, the ice cream carts will be available for off site events. Keep your eye out for the latest updates at or on our social media pages.

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