Ask yourself why: then play, experiment, have fun

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: Key Takeaway
Give your newer sisters and brothers-in-WordPress one piece of advice based on your experiences blogging.
If you’re a new blogger, what’s one question you’d like to ask other bloggers?


Ask yourself why. Why are you blogging, and who for.

And be honest. If it is for fun, to share your life stories, your passions, or simply because you wish to try it. That’s fine. There are only right answers here. You may have a definite goal, you may not. Either can work. In my view, goals are for work, (and perhaps not even there, though that argument belongs on another blog altogether).

The key for me is for you to be aware of why you are writing: then go for it. Play, experiment, have fun. Only you need know why you are writing, and only you will know whether you are being successful. Continue reading

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A blogging plan

Blogging 201, Day One: Set Three Goals


Goals

  • To publish an average of five posts per calendar month. Why:
    1. I actually enjoy it when I find the time
    2. It helps me on my mission to learn to write better
    3. Less than one post a week – if my commitment is that low, why am I bothering!
  • To maintain and increase my engagement with other bloggers. Why:
    1. I enjoy the interaction
    2. It encourages me to more critically read other bloggers work, if I know that I am going to comment on it.
    3. It helps build traffic to my site – which I like 🙂
  • To start to engage more with the Writing 101 course, and the daily post. Why:
    1. This is my aim I starting this blog! To learn to write bitterer.