I don’t know if you’ve noticed but I’ve tried really hard in my posts of late to stick to the point and not get all convoluted and ADD, switching subjects and tossing in nonsensical links and so forth….it’s just that I have so many things to say and when I start writing it tries to come out all at once and let’s just say it’s a good thing I can type really fast, thank you Sister Mary Finn who insisted we learn to type on those manual things…remember correct-o-type? see, that’s what I do I jump around like that but I’m trying to quit and stay focused so as not to totally confuse the average reader…but what is an average reader and do I have any of those? I learned to type at Notre Dame High School for Girls in Moylan, Pennsylvania (Delaware County, suburb of Philadelphia or Wilmington depending on which direction you’re coming from)
It seems to me that most people I’ve met via blogging are birds of a similar feather….which I find to be extremely refreshing and cool and makes me wonder if this isn’t actually the real world and all of the people out there who don’t like to read and hate to write are actually living in some Twilight Zone that we bloggers found ourselves trapped in until we discovered this wonderful world of blogging.
Notre Dame HS is closed by the way; has been for years. And so is it’s brother school, St. James Catholic High School for Boys.
Anyhow, so later on I’m going to get back to my first assignment for Blogging 101 and Introduce myself (again) properly. For now I’m going to just leave these instructions here so I know where I left off……Nice to meet you!
These are really good questions don’t you think??
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.
- It gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
- It helps you focus your ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.
The post can be short or long, a personal intro or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto or a simple outline.
If you’ve already been blogging for a while, we still encourage you to do a version of this assignment: use it to revisit what you said when you first started blogging, to take stock of what you’ve accomplished and what more you’d like to do, or to lay out some goals for your next six months.
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?