Blogging 101, Day One: Introduce Yourself to the World

Today’s assignment: write and publish a “who I am and why I’m here” post on your blog.

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Hi WordPress community!

My name is Amanda.

I am 20 years old and live/go to college in New York. I am a writer–  I always have been and always will be. I love people. I love to read and watch movies. I love to learn. I use a lot of parenthesis.

Right now, I am trying to figure myself out– as in, I’m trying to figure out who I am as a person and where I fit in the world. I think that life is one big learning experience, and I am going to take what I experience and use it to shape myself as a person. Expressing myself through writing is something that helps me understand that and who I am in that way. That’s why my blog is called Amanda Under Construction— I am Amanda, I am under construction, and I am working to make myself better and learn new things every day.

On this blog, I’ve started to write about my own personal experiences and how they relate to the rest of the world. I do a lot of creative writing. I also write about college, movies, and television shows that I watch, as well as books that I read that inspire me, and pop culture.

I’d love to connect with fellow writers and pop culture fanatics, as well as personal bloggers! If you’d like to come on this journey with me, feel free to follow me or comment on my page. If you do, I’ll check out your blog too and respond!


(The other day I was talking my friend Sabina over at Victim to Charm ((she was the one who inspired me to start using WordPress and actually blog, so that’s cool)) and I asked her how she got people to actually read what she wrote and continue to be interested in what she was writing.  I’ve kind of stopped sharing my posts on Facebook, my viewership has been low, my writing has gotten a bit more personal, and I want people to be interested in what I write because it’s good and they find it compelling, not because they know me and they feel obligated to read it. Sabina told me that she took a WordPress class called Blogging 201 ((Sorry Sabine)) when she first started, so I decided to take Blogging 101 just to kind of warm myself up, meet other bloggers, blog more consistently, and motivate myself to write.

So, here I am!

This is the first post I’m making for Blogging 101, so I’m just going to follow the instructions and see where it takes me.)

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28 Responses to Blogging 101, Day One: Introduce Yourself to the World

  1. Great first blogging 101 post! Our posts have similar themes, which is kind of interesting :).

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  2. Hey, thanks! And yes, you’re right! I just followed you– looking forward to reading your posts. xo 🙂


  3. any1mark66 says:

    Good start. I look forward to seeing you grow along the way.

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  4. NarNar says:

    Great post Amanda. I would like to encourage you to really take the time in College to find who you are! And yet as you mention life is learning experience so you will always go through growth. But I believe that College truly sets the foundation of discovering who you are

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  5. I agree. I believe that life as a whole is a learning experience, but college especially, since it’s supposed to be preparing me for the rest of my life. I’m doing a lot of growing, and writing about how I’m growing here! Thank you. 🙂


  6. Celina says:

    Hey Amanda! Let me start off by saying how cool your title is. I love it. So much room to grow and so true. I look forward to reading more of your posts and interacting as our blogs grow and we find out who we are meant to be in this big ‘ole world.

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  7. Alice says:

    Hi Amanda, nice to meet you! Glad to have found another Blogging University mate. ( Pop culture fanatic here 😉 )

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  8. Sabina says:

    (Psssst it was 201 but that’s okay!)
    I LOVE YOU best of luck with Blogging 101 bb.

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  9. Nice to meet you! You sound like a lovely and authentic person I can’t wait to see what else you post in the rest of this course :).

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    • Hi! It’s nice to meet you too, and thank you so much, you’re so sweet! 🙂 Your recipes look delicious, and I’m glad to see that you are pushing through your illness with positivity and blogging about food!


  10. olea says:

    Hey! I noticed you in the Commons and found that we have somewhat similar blogs! I’m looking forward to reading your entries!

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  11. Hi Amanda, here I am checking out your blog! It sounds like we have much in common. I look forward to reading your posts. Time for dinner. Speak to you soon! 🙂

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  12. franzi000 says:

    Hi Amanda 🙂
    Great “introducing yourself” Post 🙂
    I love books and movies too 😀 I am really looking forward to read more of your posts 🙂

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