One of my 2014 goals is to get more involved in the serious business of blogging. Ok, maybe mine is more like a hobby. For some, it’s their life, how they make their money. I don’t ever see myself there. Starting off small, like this, I lack discipline. I’m hoping that I can keep going with this, more importantly learn something about blogging, myself and others upon completion.
In my audio podcast I let my thoughts flow freely when completing the task for day 1 of the Zero to Hero Challenge. So, if you listen to the audio, it will not be word for word.
Lemme just answer the questions provided.
Why are you blogging, rather than keeping a personal journal? I started out blogging out of being cyber bullied, cyber stalked. I wanted a place I could express my inner thoughts about my experiences. I had a podcast that I was doing on Blog Talk Radio that I wanted to do independently. I wanted a blog to go with the podcast. I wanted a space to toss out my thoughts about people who have passed through my life leaving a trace on my heart. Bottom line I wanted a place that I could write, share, post those random thoughts that were (are) floating around in my head, bumping into each other causing me to have frequent “brain farts” due to overcrowding. Lastly, I figured, maybe just maybe that might be that one person who reads my stuff, who finds comfort in the knowledge they are not alone in their feelings. Perhaps, they laugh, smile or say a prayer for me. Touching just that one person, I guess.
What topics do you think you’ll write about? Topics that invade my mind, no matter how random. However, this year is the new beginning. I want to post about topics I know. Topics I am passionate about. I just got to get past the feeling of being judged. I just want to write about topics that I experience daily. A few examples would be marriage, sex, getting older, being a grandmother, traveling, human behavior. One topic that I really wanted to share was my experience with men online. How friendships can develop, between married people. Discussing that topic of online friendships, relationships kind of thing. Another subject I am working up the courage to write about is mental health. I have always been fascinated with human behavior, the human mind and the why’s. Why are person does this or does that. About certain addictions, sex, drugs, booze. Personality disorders. Wow. That’s a lot of stuff. Lastly, I have enjoyed writing some product reviews. Sex toys, makeup, food, I’ll try (maybe) anything once.
Who would you love to connect with via your blog? Like minded people. Individuals that can relate to what I wrote about. Really? Anyone who has something in common with what I’m blogging about. Connecting with bloggers that I can learn from, whether for my personal life or just about blogging.
If you blog successfully throughout 2014, what would you hope to have accomplished? A name for myself. Feeling at home somewhere, some place. Currently, I just feel like I’m floating when it comes to my blogging.
I noticed the answers became shorter with each question. Not bad for the first day. If you would like to know more, you can peek at my about.me page or my main About Me page here on my site. In My Beginning is another post sharing about my internet life.