I started this blog a long time ago as a depository for school papers I had written. After awhile, when I realized the blog had gone dormant, I turned it into a sort of public journal, figuring I had no actual readers outside of those who may stumble across it during a search. Then, I started to have things to say to my friends on occasion, things that were by necessity longer than a facebook update. Pretty soon, I had an audience of friends, and so, knowing that, I tried to improve the quality of my writing.
Then, I joined the Writer’s Platform-Building Campaign.
I see now that I joined that particular group prematurely, as I’m not currently a writer at the point of needing to build a platform. I’m more like a writer currently at the point of needing to actually write something.
BUT. The campaign opened my eyes to the need to look to the future of this blog, and to really figure out really who my audience is and who I’m writing for. I don’t mind continuing to write only for my friends; it’s the easiest thing to write. But I’d also like to consider writing for a larger audience, perhaps.
I’m probably not going to write about writing, unless it’s to chronicle my own personal journey. Outside of that, I don’t have much to contribute at this time. I probably don’t want to focus on book reviews, or host contests, or necessarily interview others, although those are things I could do occasionally. I still want to keep it personal, although perhaps not SO personal that you have to actually know me to appreciate what I’ve written.
So I’d like to know who my audience is. Please, in the comments, tell me a little bit about yourself. I want to know you better. Leave a link to your blog. If I don’t already have your blog in my reader, I’ll put you there and follow your updates (and maybe some of my readers will, too). Also, tell me the things you like to read on other blogs. What kinds of things keep you going back to the same blog over and over again? And is there anything you’ve particularly appreciated about my blog in the past that you would hate to see me lose?