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 cookingwithzafamoir

We are 4 born to middle class Indian parents, who have a routine, who never really experimented with food. We used to eat the same rotis, salan, rice etc, once in a while we used to have family outings and dinners, we also reserved the special dishes for "family Dawats". Mom, a government officer, who barely had time for herself ever, tried to cheer us up as kids by trying out homemade south Indian dishes, ice creams, cakes, sweets etc on weekends. As we grew up, we moved apart. My sister Iram, is married and a doctor in Dubai. My brother Faraaz is studying in a Med school in Latvia. My twin brother Zaki and I (Zaman), decided to stick together for a while more, both staying in Bangalore, both students. We chose not to make the same mistake as our older siblings did and took up engineering-ran away from the never ending medical profession. All of us are happy in our own ways-with millions of daily experiences, sharing with each other the lil things in life. As we all started living independently-The biggest challenge was to survive without parents help, in every way. Major part along with many chores, was "COOKING". Mom however tried to train us from the beginning to do all the work by ourselves as she knew we had to live without parents some day. Iram started cooking after her marriage, and 5 years into it, she cooks like a pro. Faraaz is a lazy ass, but even lazy people get hungry and its not always ideal to go out and eat in Latvia, so he started experimenting too. Zaki loves cooking for fun-a boon for me, I never had to cook, so by far, I am the only non-cook in the family surviving on other's services haha. So this is a great opportunity for me to learn from them as we blog. Staying away brings you more closer they say, well, we 4 always share everything to each other-specially all the food experiments we do. Eventually- came up with "why don't we blog about it", so here we are, "ZaFaMoIr", sharing our cooking experiences with you all. By the way "ZaFaMoIr" is a short for zaman, faraaz, Mohammed(zaki's first name) and Iram.

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