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 Cowboys And Vets

A little about myself, so you know too who you are speaking with. I was born and raised in Southern California and a typical Southern California kid. I surfed a lot and thought I would become a professional surfer, LOL. I graduated from Thousand Oaks HS in 1968 and spent most of that summer surfing. I had a job at Ska-teen roller rink as a Skate-boy and Floor Guard at night, to surf during the day. Everything was great until one day; my mom called and told me I needed to come home; you have been drafted. Holy ****! Vietnam had been on my mind, but I never thought it would happen to me. Little did I know that day would forever change my life, as I know it today. I will never forget the letter my mom gave me when I got home. A little purple finger pointing at and saying, greetings you are now inducted into the armed forces. As I read it, I could see tears in her eyes. Which brought a few to mine. Later that night I had heard about a few friends that had also received theirs and were all to meet at our usual hang out, McDonald’s parking lot. I could probably write a whole book on that night, but here are a few insights as to who I am today. A Long story short, a few of my friends, were going to Canada and leaving that nightand asked me to go. Which to be honest, I was truly considering. But I could not bring myself to get in the van and go with them. I went through the whole process of going to Vietnam. I have included my DD214 for dates and times. Why I think this is important? Because it has brought me to whom, I am today. Without writing a whole book, I will explain it briefly. I am sure you have heard most of the stories about Vietnam Veterans, but I lived them. I became an alcoholic, I did not use drugs, but I would drink approximately a 12 pack a day. So, for about 40 years. I was either a workaholic or an alcoholic. Finally, one day in 2016, my wife and son had enough. They intervened and took me to a VA hospital in Los Angeles for help. They tricked me into it, but I went along with it, and I am glad I did. Long story short, I started the VA process to get help. I cannot say it was easy, but I have been sober for about 8 years now. Which brings us to today, I filed claims for help from the VA and since have become 100% disabled. I received a settlement from VA, which was about $7000. I also received about $8000 from my mom’s passing, which combined, in 2017 I started Sky art drones, www.skyartdrones.us with a passion to help veterans. I set out by joining Sky Eye Network for help, which I am a member of today. I bought an online marketing course, which was called local Marketing Valt, which I have studied for several years now. I have studied Facebook ads and have a Facebook mentor. I have been to SBA training. Courses QuickBooks. Starting business with LLC etc. I live in a rural area, so they did not have many. But I attempted to attend as many as possible. I could go on about all that online training I have tried, but the list is long, some of it good, some of it bad. I was in the process of setting up a school with Lewis Rivera at VHATS inc., training vets to become 107 certified Drone pilots and starting their own drone business when COVID-19 hit and shut down everything. I honestly believe that had it not been for COVID-19 Sky Art drones would have had at least 5 to 6 pilots trained and doing well. As for my plan to make money for Sky Art drones was to help Realtors sell houses through Facebook ads and Marketing, which the videos would come from trained vets? And Sky Art Drones would do the Facebook ads and would charge a fee according to the home’s value and the Realtor’s budget. This system is being done by Sky Eye Network pilots today as we speak. But my goal was to help veterans. Therefore, I’m asking for help. It if it had not been for COVID-19 shutting down the clients I had marketed for. I feel Sky Art Drones would be operating as intended, without a loan, had it not been for Covid 19 shutting down everything and almost all small businesses. If you would take my situation into consideration, I would appreciate it.

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