Bondage Rope Sets – A Must-Have for the Bondage Connoisseur

Start with bondage ropes

Bondage ropes are often associated with the more extreme aspects of BDSM. They tend to conjure images of flexible people tied up into all kinds of crazy positions, like the hogtie, box tie, or ball tie.

A BDSM set that includes this type of bondage gear is certainly not suitable for beginners, as using rope requires some prior knowledge and understand to use correctly. Yes, we all need to start somewhere, which is why we recommend beginner bondage kits or handcuff bondage kits first!

Black Bondage Rope

For those with more experience, bondage rope is highly recommended. It takes the bondage play to an entirely different level, giving the opportunity to be bound in incredibly creative and kinky ways. You do need some flexibility and an understanding of how to safely use bondage rope though!

Make sure you are practicing your tying and knotting techniques long before you use them for real, while avoiding anything too advanced until you are more experienced using the topes. For the more advanced you may want to read this fantastic article on the world of Japanese rope bondage.

Using bondage rope with other bondage toys is a great way to up your bondage game. We have bondage sets that include rope and other sex toys like vibrators, clamps, ticklers, floggers, and more. These allow you to experience other parts of BDSM – like sensation play, spanking, dominance and submission – during bondage play.

This leads to all sorts of kinky nights in the bedroom as you explore the wider world of BDSM. Remember, they may not be for the faint of heart but if you have been trying bondage for a while and want to explore it further, these advanced bondage sets are a great option.

As always, safety is always important for bondage sets like these. The rope is designed specifically for bondage, so it doesn’t chafe or cut off circulation. These are made from various materials, ranging from synthetic to natural, so it is easy to find one that meets your needs.

Always have some scissors on stand by when using bondage rope – it never hurts to be extra safe!

source https://www.seriouslysensual.co.uk/blogs/blog/bondage-rope-sets-a-must-have-for-the-bondage-connoisseur

Bondage Play – So what’s it all about?

Bondage play is a subculture of BDSM that most of us are familiar with. It is the part that involves being voluntarily restrained by a partner for erotic pleasure, so if you’ve ever tried handcuffs or tying a partner to the bed, then you have dabbled in bondage play.

Image of woman's heel on mans chest

In fact, bondage is perhaps the most socially accepted aspect of BDSM. Most people have tried it to some extent, while it is widely portrayed in modern culture – there are countless TV shows, movies, and novels all describing the fun world of bondage.

This has led many people to want to experience all that bondage has to offer! We have seen it first hand, with our bondage sets and bondage toys being more popular than ever. These regularly outsell other BDSM sets and toys, highlighting just how many people are enjoying bondage!

It is easy to see why after all. Bondage is an incredibly erotic experience for all involved, with the act of being consensually bound a massive turn on for many, while those that do the restricting gain a lot of arousal from taking on a dominant role.

Bondage Play – Safety First, Sexiness Second

Of course, it is important to use the right bondage toys to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Yes, technically you can use all kinds of everyday objects for bondage but these are not always safe or comfortable, so it is vital that you use the right restraints designed specifically for bondage.

So, to ensure everyone is safe during their kinky adventures, we now offer a range of beginner bondage sets that provide all the best bondage toys. All products are safe for bondage play and you get exceptional value for money, with each bondage set including a range of awesome toys for you both to enjoy!

 

Beginner Bondage Set – The Perfect Place to Start Playing

 

 

We have some of the most varied bondage sets in the UK, with an awesome array of kinky bondage toys that are perfect for beginners. These include a wide selection of toys, including bondage restraints and some other sex toy goodies and bondage gear, giving you everything you need to start exploring bondage play.

Each one includes physical restraints, usually cuffs, which are easily attached to the wrists and/or ankles. Of course, that is only half the fun of bondage. This why the best bondage sets encourage you to try other aspects of BDSM by including toys like feather ticklers, floggers, and whips.

Some also include bondage gear alongside the bondage toys. These add even more spice to bondage, such as using a neck cuff to establish clear dominate and submissive roles as you indulge each other in bondage.

source https://www.seriouslysensual.co.uk/blogs/blog/bondage-play-so-whats-it-all-about

Plus Size Lingerie – Our Top 5 Best Selling Items

Here at SeriouslySensual we have an expansive range of sexy plus size lingerie that caters to all tastes and preferences. Whether you want to treat yourself to a delicate negligee, are buying for a special someone, or just fancy a new look to your lingerie, our plus size lingerie collection has you covered.

Finding sexy plus-size underwear in the UK is not always easy. Many retailers lack the same varied choice for their plus size lingerie as their standard lingerie, which doesn’t sit right with us. Everyone deserves to look and feel sexy in plus size lingerie regardless of shape or size, which is why we are proud to stock one of the most diverse plus size lingerie collections in the UK

Of course, having so many options can also make finding the best lingerie difficult. People want different things when buying their underwear, with some looking for cheap lingerie for the largher lady while others are looking to wow someone with plus size see through lingerie, so it helps to know a few things before buying!

Here is a quick guide of the some of the best lingerie options for plus size women:

Romantic Plus Lingerie

When we think of romantic lingerie it is anything that exudes class, elegance, and sophistication. Common colours include beautiful reds, pinks, and whites that give that classic romantic vibe, leaving you looking great and feeling more confident than ever.

Comfort is also important here, with support being a key component of any plus size lingerie garment. Bras provide the perfect balance of style and support, combining delicate fabrics like lace and satin with robust underwiring and/or padding to ensure you feel cute but comfortable.

Consider our Shapewear Lingerie

Shapewear is a popular type of garment found in our plus size lingerie collection. AS the name suggests, these items are designed to shape areas of the body you may find unflattering, helping to create a naturally sexy shape.

Figure-hugging fabrics provide ample comfort and support, while also helping to achieve a desired shape for the body. These garments let you create the perfect silhouette for every outfit, enhancing your curves in all the right way to leave you feeling more confident than ever.

Plus Size Nightwear

Many people overlook their nightwear collection when buying plus size lingerie but it is well worth adding a few pieces to your drawer! Our plus size nightwear come in various styles, from naughty negligees to luxurious robes, so its easy to find the perfect garment for your night-time activities.

These range from sexy plus size lingerie to cute and comfortable nightwear classics, so whether you want to feel seductively sexy or nice and relaxed before bedtime, be sure to check put our plus size nightwear range.

Sexy Plus Size Lingerie

The focus of our plus size lingerie collection, these garments are all about making you look at your sexy, seductive best. Think any item that will drive your partner wild with anticipation and set pluses racing when you hit the bedroom.

Our sexy plus size underwear is as varied as it gets, with everything from bodystockings to chemises to baby dolls to bra and pantie sets. We have countless colours, fabrics, and designs to choose from, with styles focusing on highlighting curves in all the best way while minimising any unflattering areas.

But don’t take our word for it – check out five our best plus size lingerie items below!

 


SOH-HS X90001 (PLUS) BLACK BODYSTOCKING

SOH-HS X90001 (PLUS) BLACK BODYSTOCKING

There is something simply seductive about this gorgeous black bodystocking. Designed for plus sized ladies, especially those that are taller, the bodystocking leaves little to the imagination, with the slinky fishnet style essentially transparent.

The cute halter neck design draws attention to bust while leaving much of the back exposed. You can combine it with lingerie like a bra and thong, although it looks even more daring when worn without anything else on!

Buy the SOH-HS X90001 (PLUS) BLACK BODYSTOCKING here:

 

BABYDOLL BLACK-PINK

BABYDOLL BLACK-PINK

The baby doll is perhaps one of the best types of lingerie for plus size women. It finds the right balance between figure-hugging and loose hanging, creating a gorgeous silhouette that highlights a curvy body in all the best ways.

This beautiful baby doll is no exception, featuring a sultry black stretch material with cute pink or red lace trim. Hanging seductively around the thighs, the baby doll’s cups feature an alluring sheer material that gives a little tease underneath without revealing too much – we guarantee it will drive your partner wild with anticipation!

Buy the BABYDOLL BLACK-PINK here:

 

BALLERINA 368 HOLD UPS NERO (BLACK)

BALLERINA 368 HOLD UPS NERO (BLACK)

There is something timelessly sexy about black hold-ups. No matter your height or build, a set of slinky hold ups on your legs will always be sexy, which is why it is one of our must-have garments for any size of lingerie.

These hold ups come with beautiful floral lace trim at the top, with two silicone straps on the inside. The great thing about these hold ups is how versatile they are – you can easily use them as a sexy treat in the bedroom or as part of an outfit for a special occasion.

Buy the BALLERINA 368 HOLD UPS NERO (BLACK) here:

 

CORSET WHITE

CORSET WHITE - X31044WHT

Corsets are another great option for plus size lingerie, providing ample support while helping to shape the body. The drawn in centre of this beautiful white corset will enhance the bust like few garments can, so if you want to show them off then there are fewer types of lingerie better suited for the job!

Moreover, the corset laces up at the back, allowing you to create a smaller silhouette around the waist. Again, this is another versatile garment that can be paired up with other erotic plus size lingerie or worn as part of an outfit depending on the desired look.

Buy the CORSET WHITE – X31044WHT here:

 

FISHNET CHEMISE BLACK

FISHNET CHEMISE BLACK

Much like the baby doll, the chemise is a figure flattering garment, with this slinky black fishnet piece being one of our favourites. This is quite an alluring item, with a short bottom that sits seductively around the thighs, while the halter neck design draws all eyes to the centre.

The collar comes with cute rhinestone detailing, and you combine the garment with other underwear or wear it with nothing else – it depends how tempting a look you want to create!

Buy the FISHNET CHEMISE BLACK here:

 


Other Plus-Size Blog articles worth reading:

1. SEXY PLUS-SIZE LINGERIE: 10 SEXY LOOKS FOR CURVY WOMEN

2. CHOOSING PLUS SIZE LINGERIE – HOW TO GET THE PERFECT FITTING BRA

3. TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE RIGHT LINGERIE FOR YOUR BODY TYPE

 

 

source https://www.seriouslysensual.co.uk/blogs/blog/plus-size-lingerie-our-top-5-best-selling-items

Bondage Restraints – Tied Up Sex

While the quality of the novel/movie series Fifty Shades of Grey is certainly up for debate, it is hard to deny the massive influence they have had on modern culture.

Obviously, the novels and subsequent films were not the first to depict BDSM, particularly bondage, in fiction, yet they are certainly responsible for bringing it into the mainstream. We seen it ourselves, with sales of BDSM toys and bondage gear sky rocketing alongside sales of the books.

In fact, it is safe to say that many people would never have had tried bondage – or lots of other kinky stuff – without Fifty Shades of Grey. For that reason alone, it gets a big thumbs up from us here at SeriouslySensual.

So, if you are one of the many people that is looking to experience all the fun and excitement of bondage, you have come to the right place. Our bondage shop has all the bondage equipment you could ever need to get started, with products to suit all your wildest kinks and fantasies.

Of course, you can only get so far with buying new BDSM sex toys and bondage restraints – you need to know how to use the first!

 

Finding the Right Bondage Positions

Just a quick search online of bondage positions shows just how much variety there is. There are countless positions for each partner to enjoy, any of which could be to your liking. While these may seem initially daunting, you will quickly learn the ropes after a few tries – practice makes perfect!

Being tied to bed missionary style is a classic sex position is ideal for bondage beginners. One person lies down missionary position and is restrained to the bed via the headboard or bedposts. The other starts with some teasing/foreplay before initiating the sex, taking on a dominant role while their partner is restrained.

Another interesting position is the rough rider. As the name suggests, this focuses on sensation play, namely some minor pain. It isn’t too extreme, with just some rough friction on the friction using fingernails or teeth.

Females get on top, start riding into a pleasurable rhythm, then ask the partner to rough the skin around the breasts, thighs, or any sweet spot where you love being touched. They can also use some soft biting around the nipple, neck, or ears – it’s all about mixing the pleasure of sex with a bit of roughness.

If you love doggy style sex, then we have some awesome BDSM toys to make this even more enjoyable. Whoever is on all fours simply puts on a blindfold and lets their partner take charge. By losing vision you submit control to your partner, while not being able to see helps to build excitement and anticipation.

 


5 Best Bondage Gear best sellers

Before you buy any BDSM sex toys, remember to talk to your partner. Communication is essential for a good BDSM experience, so make sure to talk openly about what you both want, consenting to the use of any toys before you buy.

Furthermore, once you buy some toys make sure to try them out in a non-sex environment. For instance, if you buy a spanking paddle or leather whip, practice using it on a pillow to get the right movements and force.

If buying bondage restraints like sex cuffs or bed ties, practice putting them and removing them. Also, make sure you both know how to quickly remove them in case of an accident or emergency – it always helps to be prepared!

So, whatever bondage toys you buy, make sure you do some research and practice before using them for real. Now let’s look at some of the best bondage equipment for tied up sex in the bedroom:

 

BOUND TO PLEASE PINK & BLACK BONDAGE COLLAR & LEASH

BOUND TO PLEASE PINK & BLACK BONDAGE COLLAR & LEASH

This pink and black collar and leash set lets you experience classic bondage gear that is perfect for some roleplaying fun in the bedroom. The collar and leash combo lets you define clear submissive and dominant roles, which are a core component of BDSM, not to mention being incredibly arousing.

Of course, with restraints around the neck you need to be careful, so this BDSM gear is designed with beginners in mind. The collar is padded for extra comfort and simple to adjust. Simply attach the leash to the D-ring and start leading the wearer around the bedroom for some kinky roleplaying like nothing else.

 

BOUND NOIR NUBUCK LEATHER PADDLE WITH BRASS STUD DETAIL

BOUND NOIR NUBUCK LEATHER PADDLE WITH BRASS STUD DETAIL

It is common for people that have tried bondage to want to incorporate other aspects of BDSM into their sex lives. Impact play is one of the most popular options in this regard, with BDSM toys like spanking paddles perfect for this.

Featuring a rounded head and spacious impact surface this sex paddle is another great option for people experimenting with impact play. It comes with a soft leather side that is ideal for gentler impact play, while the studded sign is suitable for anyone looking to take things up a level!

Buy the BOUND NOIR NUBUCK LEATHER PADDLE WITH BRASS STUD DETAIL here:

 

BOUND TO PLEASE HEAVY DUTY NIPPLE CLAMP

BOUND TO PLEASE HEAVY DUTY NIPPLE CLAMP

Nipple clamps may appear as an extreme BDSM sex toy but they are actually quite mild compared to some of the more hardcore gear used. Nipple clamps provide a nice form of sensation play, so when combined with bondage you get to experience a sensory overload while being dominated.

These press clamps are suitable for all experience levels, with the adjustable setting let you choose the right pressure for your or your partners comfort level. The chain connecting the clamps also offers subtle sensory stimulation – try using a blindfold for a sensory overload!

Buy the BOUND TO PLEASE HEAVY DUTY NIPPLE CLAMP here:

 

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY PLEASURE OVERLOAD SWEET SENSATIONS KIT

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY PLEASURE OVERLOAD SWEET SENSATIONS KIT (7 PIECES)

Why settle for just one piece of bondage equipment when you can buy several BDSM toys at once! This bondage set has everything you need to explore the world of BDSM, making it easy to find out what turns you on the most – you might find all of it does the trick!

You can start with the bondage ties, which are soft satin restraints that are great for getting tied to bed with. If you want to up things from there, you can use the blindfold for a spot of sensory play – use this with massage oil, massage candle, and a tickler for a sensory overload!

Buy the FIFTY SHADES OF GREY PLEASURE OVERLOAD SWEET SENSATIONS KIT (7 PIECES) here:

 

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY HARD LIMITS BED RESTRAINT KIT

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY HARD LIMITS BED RESTRAINT KIT

Find yourself liking bondage ties and want to up your game? Then look no further than this incredible bed restraint kit that includes bondage handcuffs, sex cuffs for the ankles, and for being tied to the bed (or other furniture).

While it may seem like an advanced piece of bondage gear, it is surprisingly easy to use and comes with instructions for how to safely use it. Once you are comfortable using the sex restraints, try throwing on the blindfold for sensory stimulation like never before!

Buy the FIFTY SHADES OF GREY HARD LIMITS BED RESTRAINT KIT here:

 


Interesting bondage blogs you might like:

1. BONDAGE FOR BEGINNERS

2. BONDAGE FOR PROS

3. TOP 5 BONDAGE BEST SELLERS

 

source https://www.seriouslysensual.co.uk/blogs/blog/tied-up-sex

Cock Rings – The Best Male Sex Toys to Enjoy with a Partner

Cock Rings: An Introduction.

Cock rings are amongst our most popular male sex toys. Anyone that has tried one out will know exactly why, with these vibration rings offering a wonderful experience for men and their lovers.

For those unfamiliar, the cock ring is an adult sex toy worn around the penis, typically at the base. The position of the ring restricts blood flow in the penis, helping to maintain a harder erection for much longer. That’s right, this sex toy for men improves performance and pleasure!

As if that wasn’t enough reason to buy one of the most poplar sex toys for men, cock rings provide a lot of fun for women too. The vibrations on the ring not only stimulate the penis but also the clitoris, so you both get to enjoy all the pleasure this male sex toy has to offer.

Being a major sex shop in the UK, we stock a wide range of cock rings, so it is easy to find the perfect one for every person. Whether you are a first time user or experienced with adult sex toys like this, we are confident that we have a cock ring for everyone!

We recommend starting with a stretchy material like silicone, as this will fit most guys!

Below we have put together a list of our top penis rings. Have a browse through, we’re pretty sure you’ll find one you like. Happy browsing!

 


Our top 5 Best Selling Cock Rings:

 

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY RELENTLESS VIBRATIONS REMOTE CONTROL LOVE RING

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY RELENTLESS VIBRATIONS REMOTE CONTROL LOVE RING

Introducing the fantastic FIFTY SHADES OF GREY RELENTLESS VIBRATIONS REMOTE CONTROL LOVE RING. It’s a silicone cock ring for couples because not only does it have the cock ring vibrations it also has a clitoral stimulator.
You can enjoy ten different vibration patterns and each of those have six magnificent levels of intensity. Meaning ‘BIG’ orgasms!
It’s 100% waterproof (the remote is not waterproof), so take it anywhere, bath and shower included. No annoying batteries necessary because this little puppy is rechargeable. You don’t need to worry about it getting damaged as it comes with its very own satin storage bag.

 

Buy the FIFTY SHADES OF GREY RELENTLESS VIBRATIONS REMOTE CONTROL LOVE RING here:

LOVING JOY TUX REMOTE CONTROL COUPLES COCK RING

LOVING JOY TUX REMOTE CONTROL COUPLES COCK RING

Introducing our second favourite, the LOVING JOY TUX REMOTE CONTROL COUPLES COCK RING. The TUX penis ring is controlled by remote. It has a long stimulator that will satisfy the clitoris nicely. It’s made from silicone and makes a great penis ring that’s been designed for both self play and couple play. This stunning cock ring includes seven different settings that can be easily controlled by remote control. Give the power to your lover! You can change the vibration patterns and the power via the remote.
It’s main feature include:
It’s been manufactured out of medical grade silicone
It’s 100 % Waterproof
It needs no batteries. It’s rechargeable. All it takes is 1.5 hours to charge and you’ll benefit from 2.5 hours of orgasmic fun.
It includes seven  vibration speeds
The remote control functions up to eight meters away. Oh what fun!

But the LOVING JOY TUX REMOTE CONTROL COUPLES COCK RING here:

HAPPY RABBIT COUPLES STIMULATING USB RECHARGEABLE RABBIT LOVE RING BLACK

HAPPY RABBIT COUPLES STIMULATING USB RECHARGEABLE RABBIT LOVE RING BLACK

Introducing our third favourite cock ring, the HAPPY RABBIT COUPLES STIMULATING USB RECHARGEABLE RABBIT LOVE RING BLACK.
It’s one of our most popular silicone cock rings because of it’s cute little ears that tickle the clitoris during penetration. It’s combined with three different speed settings, nine different vibration patterns providing mutually orgasmic fun.
This particular cock ring has two 2 stretchy loops made out of silicone that sit around the shaft and balls, meaning harder and longer erections.
The gorgeous, flexible thick rabbit ears clutch the clitoris for more exciting stimulation. Yet again, it requires no batteries due to it being rechargeable via USB. When traveling it has its very own lock, meaning no embarrassing moments at customs. Have fun in the bath tub or shower due to it being 100% waterproof.

 

But the HAPPY RABBIT COUPLES STIMULATING USB RECHARGEABLE RABBIT LOVE RING BLACK here:

 

SVAKOM WINNI REMOTE CONTROLLED COUPLES COCK RING

SVAKOM WINNI REMOTE CONTROLLED COUPLES COCK RING

Next we have our fourth favourite, the SVAKOM WINNI REMOTE CONTROLLED COUPLES COCK RING. It’s a Smart remote controlled cock ring that prolong’s intercourse sessions. It’s been specifically designed for couples and has been made out of ultra soft & body-safe silicone. You’ll find this penis ring to be Super powerful with it’s twenty-six, yes, twenty-six different vibrations for magnificent sexual sessions. It’s rechargeable with a charging time of only one hour. Again it’s waterproof and easy to clean. Once you’re done, pop it in its very own storage bag.

 

Buy the SVAKOM WINNI REMOTE CONTROLLED COUPLES COCK RING here:

 

SVAKOM TAMMY RECHARGEABLE SILICONE VIBRATING LOVE RING

SVAKOM TAMMY RECHARGEABLE SILICONE VIBRATING LOVE RING

Lastly we have the new SVAKOM TAMMY RECHARGEABLE SILICONE VIBRATING LOVE RING. It’s is a cock ring that’s incredibly powerful and will send vibrations all the way through your body. Not only yours though, it’s been designed for fun with couples too with a built in clitoral stimulator. The double ring that sits around the shaft ensures your stamina will be prolonged. Finally, it’s super quiet and made out of body-safe silicone. It doesn’t get much better than this.

 

Buy the SVAKOM TAMMY RECHARGEABLE SILICONE VIBRATING LOVE RING here:

 


Other Blog articles you might like:

1. PROSTATE MASSAGERS – ENJOY AN ORGASM UNLIKE ANYTHING YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED

2. MENS MOST COMMON ORGASM ISSUES

3. IT’S NOT THE SIZE THAT MATTERS IT’S WHAT YOU DO WITH IT THAT’S IMPORTANT.

source https://www.seriouslysensual.co.uk/blogs/blog/cock-rings-the-best-male-sex-toys-to-enjoy-with-a-partner

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.