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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 betweenarchitectureandurbanism

Manoj Parmar is an Architect and Urban Designer. His academic interests include theoretical writing on Architecture and Urbanism. He has also been in private practice of Architecture, urban design and project management since 1992. He has worked on numerous private and public housing/ institutional commissions across the country. He has been actively involved in re-development projects across the city of Mumbai. His key projects are also executed in Dubai, Malaysia and Singapore. He has been part of Urban Design Team for tourism development plan guidelines for Baticulao, Srilanka & Development guidelines for Slum redevelopment in Northern Suburb of Mumbai. He has presented his work at young architect’s forum at UDRI & CEPT University. He currently engages in Architectural Theory and Research at Post- Graduate level. He has contributed chapter writing (co-author) on “Unraveling Redevelopment” in book “Trends & Issues in Housing in Asia” published by Routledge, UK. He has also presented and published a paper on “Synchromesh Urbanism” as co-author in an international conference “Entrepreneur Urbanism” in Hong Kong. Recently he co-authored a book titled "Smart City in India, Laboratory, Paradigm or Trejactory" published by Routledge, UK

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