First things first, My name is Miranda. I am 23 and I’m going to try my best to follow all the rules I learned in the many college English classes I’ve taken, but no one is perfect. This isn’t a blog either by the way. This is going to be my outlet to share my story of how I became a seamstress, and all the people in my life who have helped me get here. The first person I need to thank is my Uncle Jason who is the reason I’m writing this. He has given me the best gift ever. This WordPress site, to start to really evolve my dreams of having my own business. Also for instilling in me since I was young that I can pursue my dreams and achieve my goals as long as I work hard for it. So, Jason thank you so much for this and I love you.Why am I blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal? Because I want to share my story with others. I have kept journals when I was younger and I was always scared someone would read them and think I was crazy. This time is different. I know someone will read this and think I’m crazy but at least I’m not hiding it. I would love for anyone to read my blog and find inspiration to pursue their dreams.
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.