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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?
- 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.
It is no secret that Bare Knuckle FC President David Feldman is always in search of new talent willing to toe the line.
The world’s leading bare knuckle boxing promotion has previously held several fighter tryouts in places such as Philadelphia and Cancun, but now athletes will have another opportunity to showcase their skills as BKFC will hold an open call and tryouts in Tampa.
Participants will be evaluated by Feldman, as well as former UFC stars Anthony “Rumble” Johnson and Chris “Lights Out” Lytle, and Bare Knuckle Legend Bobby Gunn.
BKFC stars Sam Shewmaker, Reggie Barnett, Travis Thompson, and Heavyweight Champ Arnold Adams all were discovered by the promotion through the tryouts. Are you the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship’s next big star?
Tryouts will begin at 6pm ET on Thursday, June 20 at Calta’s 24/7 Fitness located at 4914 W. Waters Ave., Tampa, Florida.
BKFC 6 will be held Saturday, June 22 and will be live on pay-per-view from Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Tampa, Fla. The card is headlined by the Paulie Malignaggi vs. Artem Lobov grudge match.
The event will be broadcast across the United States and Canada, exclusively on pay-per-view through MultiVision Media, Inc., on all major television distribution outlets for $39.99. It will also be available worldwide via stream to all in-home and out-of-home connected devices at FITE-TV and www.bareknuckle.tv.
Tickets for “BKFC 6: The Line Is Drawn” are available now exclusively at www.bareknuckle.tv. Florida will become the latest state to host a BKFC event after previous contests have been held in Wyoming and Mississippi, plus an event that took place in Cancun, Mexico.