- Why are you blogging publicly instead of keeping a diary?
- 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 do you hope to accomplish?
These are some of the suggested topics for our first post to share with the other learners in our course.
There’s still a lot I don’t know about blogging itself, which is why I’m taking the course, but at the same time don’t yet have a feeling for what this blog will be about or who it will be for, other than myself.
I mentioned in my introductory post that one of the goals I have for my year of Blogging for Beginners is to get back to writing in a more natural voice. During the 15 years preceding my retirement I spent my work day, every day, writing business communications for two older colleagues that effectively changed the way I wrote. My own writing became far more terse and abbreviated. I’m not an author looking to publish or someone with a mission looking for followers; just someone who wants to write more fluidly and descriptively with a less “shopping list” approach.
“Writing in a more natural voice” is pretty broad and doesn’t speak to a particular topic, so I might flounder around a bit until I find a topic that resonates with me and hopefully you, too. Thanks for joining me on the journey.
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