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 Matthew Cullum

MATTHEW CULLUM BLOG It will always be more financially beneficial to developers and indeed private investors to seek out regular and in house construction workers to carry out the necessary renovation work, usually they will have a contract with these contractors whereby a deal is struck and they can complete multiple projects whenever there developers need them. This makes it far more cost effective for the developer as in effect they get a reduced rate due to the amount of bulk and continuous work being given to them. The property market is always evolving, real estate is generally a popular path to take as an investment option. If you buy a property it most likely will generate an ongoing income for you in the long run. But you must always be cautious that there are no underlying problems with the property before you purchase otherwise you will lose money, so make sure you assess and demand a full check beforehand. If you were to be hired from a third party to manage a residential/commercial or industrial real estate, you are acting on behalf of the property owner to preserve then value and generate an income; thus, being another way to make money through property management. Matthew Cullum blog seeks to provide concise reports and information on all the details regarding property management. There are always ways of making money in this industry. If you have potential buyers and connections such as agencies you will be entitled to a commission. In laymen’s terms it is who you know and not what you know. If you are about to embark on this career path, it is crucial that you have an understanding of the different clientele you may come across. You need to be prepared for the social aspect as well having an entrepreneurial flare. You may have to deal with different needs and expectations – landlords, tenants, agencies and various other establishments. If you are a focused and motivated individual then any problems that may occur will have as strategy. Matthew Cullum’s blog can provide full information relating to landlord property issues. Liaising with clients and contractors on a regular basis will ensure you keep a professional and personal bond by expressing that you care and genuinely hold their best interests at heart. Business is usually kept ticking over through word of mouth, another way of advertising – through contacts and getting to know different people in the same industry. The flip side of residential based property is naturally commercial based. If a property developer is looking for a more long-term stream of income they might venture into the commercial side of construction. By this I mean, if a large plot of land became available within commuting distance of an urban community this may prove to be an ideal location for potential office blocks.

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