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 Divastylebyrosellc
Rose Monique Smith, a Connecticut native, has a strong passion for working women and helping them to let their inner and outer beauty radiate.
Rose has over 14 years of experience in the makeup artistry industry. She started as an Independent Consultant with Mary Kay and quickly realized she loved helping women feel “even more beautiful”. From 2006 to 2014 Rose focused on using her talent by giving back to the community. She offered her services at various events to help young ladies and women look and feel beautiful.
During a difficult time in her life, Rose made the necessary sacrifices to travel to Utica, NY to be in a close friend’s wedding and provide her makeup services. It was during that weekend that her friend reiterated how talented she was and how she immediately needed to start her business. Rose was reluctant, as she only wanted to do it to help people. However, after receiving additional compliments and words of encouragement to start her business from others that evening she returned to Charlotte and prayed for God to lead her in the right direction. Her prayers were answered and she was proud to announce the 2014 launch of her new Make-up Artistry business where she offers services for brides, wedding parties, proms, birthdays, photo-shoots, fashion shows and more.
In March of 2020, during a worldwide pandemic Rose began making customized masks for her family and friends who were essential workers. Rose used her small sewing machine from her college years (2001). She began receiving numerous orders and decided to invest in a more efficient sewing machine. Rose began her business helping others yet again, but it turned into a business venture. She is now selling t-shirts, aprons, masks, and much more. She is passionate about everything she does.
Rose’s favorite motto: “Outer beauty is what the eyes can see, inner beauty can only be seen through the heart.” Unknown author
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