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.

Published by Juan Gonzalo Angel Restrepo

Juan Gonzalo de Angel Restrepo has held responsibilities as President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Media Telecomunicaciones, S.A., since 2007. In this capacity, Mr. de Angel focuses on creating cable television channels with presences in 26 six countries through Latin America and Spain. His current four channels include the agricultural sector–focused TVAgro and the news-centered Cablenoticias. Mr. de Angel earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the Universidad Nacional in Colombia and then accepted a position with the financial services firm Zurbarán, S.A. Working in advisory capacities with the company, he helped establish new markets throughout Northern South America. Juan Gonzalo de Angel Restrepo subsequently served as Chief Financial Officer with Colcereal, S.A. From 1983 to 1991, he then founded Makrómputo, S.A., in which he led corporate expansion into new Latin American markets, becoming the largest Microsoft distributor in Latin America, the company was sold to Mexican multinational named Dataflux in 1997. In 1998 started in Cable Tv business becoming partner of small cable company named “Cablesistemas SA” and then in 2001, Mr. De angel Restrepo founded Cablepacífico, S.A., which has become the leading CableTV services provider in Colombia and the fourth-largest provider in South America. He notably drove corporate growth through the development of fiber optic capacities in northeastern Colombia, his company was sold in 2007 to Carlos Slim from Mexico. In 2007 with a partnership with Mr Slim he founded Global Media Telecommunications, Juan Gonzalo de Angel Restrepo leads a firm that achieved a presence in all Spanish spoken countries with more than one thousand CableTV companies in its customer portfolio. He was instrumental in the establishment of Cablenoticias, the first provider of 24-hour news in Latin America. And Tvagro a 24-hour agricultural channel, In 2010 Cablenoticias was sold to Venezuelan media group Globovisión, and Mr de Angel continue until today expanding Tvagro.

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