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 Dr Sunil Abeyaratne

Dr. Abeyaratne enrolled as an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka in 1986. He obtained Ph.D from the Faculty of Law of University of Colombo, LL.M. (Commercial & Corporate Law) degree from Queen Mary University of London; MBA from Indira Gandhi National Open University, India; Diploma in Forensic Medicine, Science and Toxicology from Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo. He is a practicing Attorney-at-Law in Sri Lanka and a Justice of Peace & Unofficial Magistrate. He is the author of the first ever ICT Law book published in Sri Lanka titled `Introduction to Information and Communication Technology Law’ and `ICT Law - Lawyers’ handbook. He has written number of articles related to ICT Law, e-Commerce, Criminal law and Writs for national and international law journals. Key Practice Areas ◦ E-Commerce ◦ Trademarks, Patents, Designs, Copyrights ◦ Licensing ◦ IP audits and due diligence ◦ IP strategy ◦ Brand protection and infringement * Computer frauds * Land law His Affiliations to Organisations ◦ Council Member - Bar Association of Sri Lanka ◦ Executive Committee Member - Organisation of Professional Associations of Sri Lanka ◦ Chairman -the Arbitration Centre of Kandy, Sri Lanka, ICT Lawyers’ Guild and Institution of Law and Management Studies Achievements ◦ Justice of Peace and Unofficial Magistrate ◦ Secretary of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (2006-2008) * Former Vice President and Exco Member of LAWASIA * Former Council member of Incorporated Council of legal Education in Sri Lanka ◦ Visiting Lecturer of University of Colombo, University of Peradeinya, APIIT Law School, ICBT Campus, Sri Lanka Law College, Sri Lanka Police Academy, BASL and The Arbitration Centre of Kandy.

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