Okay…maybe I won’t be a professional booger (lol) but I do know that I plan to pursue blogging in some capacity. As a wannabe writer, what better place to practice and, at the same time, connect with a real reading audience? Ah…but how do you get the audience? Yes, that question still needs to be answered. There are myriads of writers out there with blogs. What will distinguish mine? What will entice those roaming the blogosphere to visit my site and then…more importantly…decide that it’s worth coming back to? Or that it’s impacted them enough to leave a comment, start a dialogue?
By doing a quick google search I’ve come up with the beginnings of a list of sites that I hope will help me (and you) begin to find the answers:
So much to read. So much out there. Will all this reading and research paralyze me from actually writing? Will “knowing” too much stilt how I write? Maybe, maybe not. I think its important to understand the environment you’re trying to write in, enough to know where you fit. Not changing who you are in order to fit – but finding the place within the huge world of social media where you feel at home. Do I expect to find this place right away? Nope. But through trial and error, starts and stops, reaching out and listening…I will find my place within the world of blogging.
And when I find this place…my promise to myself is that my feet will remain planted on this side of reality. I will honor the connections that can be made in the social media world but will keep myself grounded in the real world, with real people. I will ensure that what I post and tweet will be words that I can take pride in, words that have depth, have value and contribute something to the well-being of others. My writing will come from within me and will be true to me.
So…with a peaceful mind and an open heart, I will begin down this path and go wherever this leg of the journey takes me. Professional booger (smile) who reaches many or small blogger who reaches the one person that needs it. Either way, works for me.