Day Four: Identify your audience
Today’s Assignment: Publish a post you’d like your ideal audience member to read.
Now this is an interesting assignment. Who is my ideal audience? Who is the reader that I write for? Well I guess simply put it’s anybody who reads and has a pulse! Seriously! I love the fact that I have readers from all over the world. I have been to only a handful of places on this planet and to read the words of someone in a country half a world away is fascinating. To know that they’re reading my words back is titillating.
Originally I started writing on the advice of my father. It was to help me understand the changes going on in my world. I had had a major MS attack and was forced to leave work. Everyone knew I wasn’t going back but it took me two years to figure it out. I was lucky enough to be surrounded by people that allowed me to come to the realization myself.
I guess when I write I think of my father. He always believed in honesty and integrity. I hope I do his memory justice.
I also write for my mother who always had such an incredible faith in me no matter what I did. She also had no qualms about telling me didn’t like something but I must admit that was pretty rare. She encouraged me and I wrote mostly for her. When she died I didn’t want to write anymore.
Now I write for my readers. I get excited when I see that someone has liked something I have written. I get a huge smile when I get a comment from someone. These people have become friends and they are important to me. They inspire me and they make me want to be a better person. I know that sounds a little sappy but then I’m a little sappy!
I am having fun and I make no excuses for that. My goal is not to offend anyone… much and to share whatever tidbits reside in my mind.
This blogging 101 really is a wonderful way to take stock of ourselves. I hope you enjoy my submission.