Launching A New Blog? What Should Your First Post Be

Personally I think your first blog post should be an introduction about yourself or what you led you to start a blog and about the theme you want to focus about in your blog. If your blog is a personal blog, like mine, you could make the introductory post about what your blog is about, who you are, what you plan to write about in your blog, what led you to start a blog and why your readers should keep coming back for more and read through. This will let people decide if they want to continue reading and add your blog to their lists of must reads. Oh and also include links to your various social media posts and email.

Instead if you plan for your blog to be about a particular niche or topic, then you could go the route of telling your readers about your expertise in that subject. And you could probably include a photo of something related to your blog’s niche, for example food, computers or coding or a travel destination. You could “announce” your topic, introduction, style and theme in one post by carefully using keywords that you have searched on other similar blogs and creating an appeal for your readers as to what your blog is going to focus on.

No matter what your first post should be about you and your writing style so people can get to know you and get an idea of both the content that is to come as well as the blogger. Do not rush; take your time as you will only do a first blog post once. Your identity and personality should shine through in your writing. It’s what makes your blog unique.

Eight Tips For People Who Are Getting A Puppy

1. Make sure you have some toys for your new puppy. Puppies are a lot like small children and playing with a new toy both excites and stimulates their brain.

2.  Let your puppy sleep in your bedroom, at least for the first few nights. This whole experience is pretty scary for a pup, so it’s best not to make him sleep in the laundry room just yet. Put the crate next to your bed so you can reassure him.

3. Supervise! If you cannot watch him like a hawk, he needs to be in his crate or in his “room,” see below.  Set up a puppy room for when you can’t supervise. Pick a small area like the bathroom or kitchen, block it off with baby gates. Add a bed in one corner. And if you need to leave him home alone longer than he can hold it, put pee pads or a dog “toilet” in another.

4. Reward good behavior, don’t wait for bad behavior. Reward the puppy when you see him doing something you like. Don’t wait until he’s misbehaving to give him attention.

5. Start training early. The phrase, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” exists for a reason. While it’s possible to train dogs as they age, it’s more difficult. Just like humans, the more we are used to certain ways of doing things, the harder it is for us to change. Reinforcing good habits, positive interactions and socialization at the youngest possible age will help your puppy thrive in his new environment and foster a strong and trusting relationship with you.

6. Buy a crate in advance and crate train your pup. A puppy needs a crate where they can rest, learn the house rules, and practice potty training (dogs don’t like to soil their sleeping space). Your puppy should sleep in their crate at night and be placed there when you’re not at home or able to supervise them. Dog toys are a necessary part of any new puppy checklist. Many young pets like to sleep with a plush toy when they curl up in bed, because it reminds them of their littermates. Other types of dog toys, such as chew toys, squeaky toys or rope toys, can keep your puppy mentally stimulated, which will prevent boredom, whining, barking and digging.

7. Check out puppy socialization classes in your area. Your pup will learn some basic obedience, but the real benefit of well-run puppy classes is socialization with other puppies and people.

8. Socialize, don’t traumatize. Introduce new experiences slowly and never let your puppy get overwhelmed. Other people slowly day by day and other puppies and dogs gradually.