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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?

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:

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.


Official Results from Cheyenne, Wyoming:

Arnold Adams defeats D.J. Linderman via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – 2:00 of Round 2

-Adams Advances to Semi-Final Round of Heavyweight Tournament

Estevan Payan defeats Omar Avelar via knockout – 1:57 of Round 1

Maurice Jackson defeats Dale Sopi via TKO – 1:10 of Round 1

-Jackson Advances to Semi-Final Round of Heavyweight Tournament

Reggie Barnett defeats Travis Thompson via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50, 45)

Johnny Bedford defeats Nick Mamalis via TKO – 1:41 of Round 2

Bobby Gunn defeats Irineu Beato Costa Jr. via knockout – 0:41 of Round 1

Sam Shewmaker defeats Eric Prindle via knockout – 0:18 of Round 1

-Shewmaker Advances to Semi-Final Round of Heavyweight Tournament

Bec Rawlings defeats Alma Garcia via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – 2:00 of Round 2

Joey Beltran defeats Tony Lopez via unanimous decision (49-45, 49-45, 49-46)

-Beltran alternate for Heavyweight Tournament

Ricco Rodriguez defeats Lewis Rumsey via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 48-47)

-Rodriguez Advances to Semi-Final Round of Heavyweight Tournament

Fighter Bonuses:

Performance Bonus: Bec Rawlings

Fight of the Night Bonus: Joey Beltran & Tony Lopez

Knockout of the Night Bonus: Sam Shewmaker


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