Blogging 101 – Day 1

Day One: Introduce Yourself to the World

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 “New Post,” and tell us why you’re here.

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

Tessa was born in the mid 50’s. Tessa’s real name is Teresa E. Smeigh (Dean). Tessa is the eldest of 3 children. She has a younger brother and sister, plus 3 children and 4 grandchildren.

Why did I start this blog. To write! That was always my goal in life was to write stories and poems and maybe even a book, who knows?

This is the first blog and I now have a second blog that contains stories and poems that are posted here, but also is dedicated to being an advocate for invisible illnesses. We need someone to stand up for us and remove the stigma that so affects our lives. I post a lot of non-fiction stories about my life. It hasn’t been an easy one, but we still have a lot to be thankful for.

If you would like to take a look at my other blog the address is

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About Tessa

Tessa Dean at 60 plus is still writing but slowing down because of her disabilities affecting both physical and mental abilities. She has bipolar disorder (mental), Fibromyalgia (nerves), degenerative disc disease (spine), and arthritis (joints). She has published about 12 articles on Bipolar Disorder on She is also working on 3 fiction books (mysteries/thrillers). The books will probably never be finished, but who knows what the future holds. She keeps her blogs filled with useful content, stories and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. She has also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. She is from Southern, NJ. Her family, writing and blog keep her busy. You can also follow the progress of her memoirs on the blog. She is adding chapters a little at a time.
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4 Responses to Blogging 101 – Day 1

  1. neha(guddu) says:

    keep writing !!!


  2. tripleclicka says:

    Tessa, I am so glad I found your primary blog. I feel it would be incomplete otherwise…


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