Today’s assignment in Blogging 101 is about the audience. Thinking about who my ideal reader is, and writing to them.
Anyone that has been reading this blog for any amount of time knows that I go about blogging a little differently than others. I mean, I blog just the same as other people blog (fingers to the keyboard, etc), but I think about blogging differently. I didn’t really start this blog with a certain person or kind of person in mind. I didn’t start this blog with a theme. When people ask what kind of blog I write, I basically say it’s a lifestyle blog with a little nerdiness thrown in. Dang, that would make a great potential tagline for this blog! I write about whatever I find inspiring or important on a given day. Needless to say, it’s a little bit of everything!
So, when it comes to my audience, or the kind of readers I aim for… I am mostly just happy that anyone reads this. When I write, I don’t think about a particular person. Basically, I try to write like I am talking to one of my best friends… My group of friends is very diverse. I try to write like I am having an impossible one-sided conversation with one of my best friends, and just go from there! When I started writing here, one of my main focuses was authenticity. I wanted to be my authentic self, writing genuine, honest posts.
Have I maybe phoned some posts in? Probably.
It’s part of why I don’t post daily, or sometimes even weekly. I aim for quality over quantity. I am a quiet person, and sometimes I just don’t have anything to say. Or, I am working on something I want to say, but I want to formulate it in my head before I put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard, I guess).
So, essentially, who is my ideal reader? Anyone that takes the time to read my blog and enjoys what I have to say.