Writing a blog post doesn't have to be difficult and in the seminar, I mentioned how valuable your "sent items" folder can be for inspiration for blog posts. With that in mind, today I want you to open up your sent items folder and find an email that interested you when you read it!
And remember... If this is your first blog post don't stress the details. The good part about your first blog post is that no one is reading it! ;)
I couldn't emphasize enough that for your first post focus on something you found interesting. Maybe it was a link to an inspirational video... Maybe it was an email correspondence you had with a client. Maybe it was an email about a local event you are interested in attending.
When you get down to writing an actual post, I want you to focus on explaining *why* you found the material interesting.
And if you're getting writer's block, just keep it simple. Personally, most of your readers (myself included) are more likely to be inspired by (and read!) short posts over long ones.
Here are the steps to publishing your first blog post:
1) Click on the text in the top-right that says "My Home"
2) Click on "Post" on the left panel [right after the text that says "My Blog (Post)"]
3) Fill in the Title for your post
4) Write your blog post by filling in the section called "Entry".
BEFORE YOU HIT PUBLISH!
However, before you scroll to the bottom of the page to hit publish, look for areas within you post where you can link to other websites. For example, if you're talking about a local event, then check to see if the event has it's own website that you can link to. If you're talking about an online video, make sure you're linking to the video.
And if you're having trouble creating a link, Jeff Turner created a nice video tutorial that shows how to create both a text and an image link.
And NOW you're ready for the last step...
5) scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Post Blog Entry
if you're new to blogging, then hopefully you found this quite painless... If not, let me know in the comments where you're having issues.