Is the theme of your site really that important these days? Maybe not.
Never have the first 35 words of your blog post meant so much, or possibly so little! My WordPress.com “Blogging for Beginners” assignment this week is to get to know the Reader feature and follow 5 new blogs, guilt free. When I open the Reader, I see the few sites I’ve already followed: Whatever JohnContinue reading “Reader, Reader”
My assignment for Blogging for Beginners this week is to consider what I think of as success for this blog. First and foremost is returning to writing more frequently and in a more natural voice. To accomplish this I’m also, heaven help me, taking a separate self-paced online writing course. From time to time youContinue reading “Success is not measured in Likes”
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 asContinue reading “Table for One”
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 shareContinue reading “Saying Hello”
Experiment with the block editor by drafting a blog post using at least 3 different blocks. Be creative! WordPress.com Blogging for Beginners Have to love that “Be creative!” That there is the biggest hurdle, right? At least three different blocks. And “Be creative!” Are there certain blocks that encourage creativity? If I put text nextContinue reading “Block Basics”
It’s been a struggle, really. I’m not entirely new to blogging, but for upwards of a decade and a half, I spent my entire day (and sometimes night as well) writing in someone else’s voice while my own writing and other creative pursuits dwindled to almost nothing. When it came time to put that periodContinue reading “Finding my own voice-Introduction”