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 Amitav Banerjee

Joined Dr DY Patil Medical College, Pune in Oct 2005 after taking voluntary retirement from the Indian Armed Forces. Assumed appointment of Head of Department with effect from July 2016. The first six and a half years undertook routine work of teaching, an occasional research paper and guiding young students. However, since Jan 2012, took over as Editor in Chief of Medical Journal of Dr D Y Patil Vidyapeeth. This is a challenging work as it involved providing a platform for sharing experiences and advances in medical sciences on a global scale. As editor in chief have managed to reach out to more than 4000 expert reviewers from over 90 countries. Striving to encourage young researchers to showcase their work for a global audience is the mission of the journal. Pleased to inform that in June 2019, University Grants Commission (UGC) of India, included Medical Journal of Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth in the CARE list of approved quality journals for granting academic credits. http://www.journalonweb.com/mjdrdypu/ As epidemiologist in the armed forces was exposed to a wide array of clinical and public health situations. Besides extensive clinical work in busy service hospital (including an ad hoc course and training in anaesthesia), also had first hand experience in aid to civil authorities during natural disasters such as floods. Later as epidemiologist with the Mobile Epidemiological team of the Armed Forces Central Epidemiological Surveillance and Centre at Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, as principle investigator investigated and helped in control of outbreaks at different locations of the country such as outbreaks of pneumonia, hepatitis, typhoid, german measles and food poisoning. Also had opportunity to work on tribal malaria while posted in an air force station located in a tribal belt of Central India. Overall had a very satisfying and enriching professional career in the Indian Armed Forces.

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