My First Ever Post

The Merry Widow

Hi Everyone! My name is Naomi, and this is my first ever internet foray into the world of the blog! So please be patient with me. I’m 80 years old and this is all so new for me. It’s all thanks to my lovely friend Rex, who has featured me in many of his own posts! So I felt like it was time to get my side of the events that he writes about. I live very close to Rex and he has become a very special friend and man to me. It happened just by chance and it has gone from one thing to another.

Now I have no idea what to write about except what we have been up to for the last week. I love skiing, and he hates it, so what have we been doing? Skiing! In a place in New Zealand that is almost my…

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My First Ever Post

Hi Everyone! My name is Naomi, and this is my first ever internet foray into the world of the blog! So please be patient with me. I’m 80 years old and this is all so new for me. It’s all thanks to my lovely friend Rex, who has featured me in many of his own posts! So I felt like it was time to get my side of the events that he writes about. I live very close to Rex and he has become a very special friend and man to me. It happened just by chance and it has gone from one thing to another.

Now I have no idea what to write about except what we have been up to for the last week. I love skiing, and he hates it, so what have we been doing? Skiing! In a place in New Zealand that is almost my favourite place to be: Queenstown. We are a couple now in every sense of the word. Rex is a very active and handsome 66 year old man who is very talented as an artist and a lover! He makes me laugh all the time and embarrasses me so often too.

He has suggested I do this posting to say what I need to say instead of interrupting his posts! He has set this up for me and now he is snoring on the bed next to me! LOUDLY!

Well, I’ll see if anyone replies to this firstly, and then I may carry on. Here is a photo of me taken by a professional photographer today… if I can get it up on the page! Maybe I’ll tell you how I ended up getting this lovely portrait taken another time if Rex doesn’t get to tell you first!

I Love this dress and the shoes! So does Rex. Trouble is it makes my arms and legs look old and wrinkled!
Thank you Igor for the photo!

Well, thats it from me today. Thank you for looking at my first post!

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.