The entertainment industry has done it for a long time. I remember Sean Cassidy and Kristi McNichol from my childhood, but there is something a bit creepy when sexualization is pushed on kids that have barely reached puberty.
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.
America’s Family Album
Welcome to America-Through-Time.com. Consider this website to be like a family photo album or scrapbook, but in this case, the family is America. Stay at your leisure. Enjoy the articles, pics, videos, and links. Some of the content is silly in nature. Some of the content is more serious. Some of the content shows America in a good light, while other content shows its’ warts, so to speak. I suppose all families have their good points and their warts when you think about it. Thanks for dropping by.