Never leave my side.

I wonder if Tobe has put my favorite ingredient in the meal for tonight’s dinner. He knows exactly how I like it. Not too much and not too little, just enough.

“Tobe? Have you done what i told you?” I said while sitting at the table.

“Yes Mrs. Emily. I made sure it’s the way you like it.”

“I hope it was just a right, no need to waste or take in too much dear servant.” I tell him as he sets the plate in front of me.

I’ve always loved having my beloved Homer by me. Just the embrace of his presence calms me, feels like home.

“Dinner was great Tobe, now hurry along and clean this up. I’ll be heading to bed now.”

I want to get all freshened up before I get into the bed with my love.

“Darling i’m going to take a quick bath and i’ll be right in the bed with you.” I said to Homer’s lifeless body.

I wash up with the vanilla scented soap he loves so very much, then I use the same scented lotion. It’s just something about that vanilla that gets Homer’s bones jumping. I get into my night dress and snuggle up beside him.

“Homer, I want you to know that I could never let you leave my side. I love you too much. I cannot let you go. You will always be apart of me.”

*A Few Minutes Past*

“I must go and brush my teeth Homer, there is a piece of your rib stuck in my teeth.”

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

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 you 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.

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