Blogging 101, Day Four


Day Four:   Identify your audience

Today’s Assignment:   Publish a post you’d like your ideal audience member to read.

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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.


30 thoughts on “Blogging 101, Day Four

  1. jademwong

    I agree! There’s no words for the feeling when you check your stats and see that you have readers in countries you’ve only dreamed of visiting! Keep up the writing, and we’ll keep up the reading 😉


  2. MStrooper08

    I’m the same. I get so excited when I see that people are reading my blogs, even more so if they like what I’ve written and I’m just over the moon if I get a comment. BTW, you’re doing great. I’ve read that the key is to write what you know. I tend not to worry about what people want to read necessarily and write what I know about a particular topic (which usually isn’t much). I think you’re doing a great job!


  3. Jack Flacco

    I’m glad you didn’t stop writing when your mom passed. We wouldn’t know more about what goes on in that head of yours! But mostly, we wouldn’t enjoy the lovely words that come from the experience of one who has overcome a trial to be an example for others to follow.


  4. Sheryl

    Both of your parent sound like they were wonderful, insightful people. I’ve read your blog for several years now, and have been very impressed by how you’ve moved forward and grown as a writer and blogger over that time.


  5. Léa

    How fortunate you are to have had such parents. I’ve no doubt they were fortunate to have you!

    Big thanks for choosing to follow one of my blogs. Bisous, Léa



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