Første blogginnlegg: Kjære 70 år gamle meg

Jeg er så glad for at du tok den sjansen! Sjansen på å følge den drømmen, på å ta steget godt ut av komfortsona, inn i strekksona, der inne helt på randen av skrekk. Jeg visste du aldri ville angre på de tingene du gjorde, at du satt der i det ene øyeblikket og bestemte deg for å kaste deg uti det. Takk for at du trosset frykten som prøvde å stoppe deg og heller lot drømmen overdøve. Takk for at du turte å kaste deg ut fra den fjelltoppen. For du, du kunne jo faktisk fly.

Nå nyter du fruktene av de valgene du tok den gangen. Først og fremst de vanene du etablerte i din egen families liv, men også de rådene du fikk gitt de andre på veien. Kjære forbrukerfrue, takk for at du aldri ga opp drømmen om å bety noe for de rundt deg. For at du har delt av dine erfaringer og din kunnskap om et tema som skaper stress og hodebry for mange. Takk for at du bestemte deg for å bety en forskjell for andre selv om du var langt fra perfekt selv.

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 you 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.