One of the singular topics of this course is understanding who you are writing for. There’s allusions to something called “reader personas,” which makes it sound like one has more than a single reader. Not likely at this stage.
It feels like many (successful?) bloggers have a clear notion of who they’re writing for as well as the topics that motivate them which resonate with their readers. The rest of us struggle with this, mightily! I created my blog to inspire me to write more often and find again that voice I feel I’ve lost. Does that mean my Ideal Reader is a struggling writer? I’m not a “writer,” meaning I’m not looking to publish anywhere outside this blog, but I think many people do struggle with writing.
So welcome to the Guild of Struggling Writers! If you feel a kinship with that title, and belong to the current round of WordPress.com’s Blogging for Beginners course, leave a comment and I’ll figure out how to set up a blogroll or link to you so we can encourage one another.
Note to self: Too terse!
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