Day Four: Identify Your Audience
We often create posts hoping that a specific person (or persons) will see our work. Who’s your ideal reader?
Today, publish a post you’d like your ideal reader to see, and include a new-to-you element.
- First, brainstorm the kind of person you hope will read your blog. What do you want to say to them?
- Next, start your new post by clicking on the button below. Remember to include a media element (an image, a video embed, etc.) you haven’t experimented with yet.
- Finally, give your post a few tags, including bloggingfundamentals, and publish it.
Writing with a specific person in mind is a great way to focus your thoughts and goals. Exploring new media elements adds more tools to your storyteller’s toolbox and helps engage your readers.
I decided to join “Blogging Fundamentals.” to try and challenge myself to write more and learn more about the WordPress community. I did not do the first two days. Day One was a “why are you here” type of entry, which I have done in a previous WordPress class. You can read that here. And Day Two was to create a tagline. These two are more geared to people who have never blogged before, so I skipped them since I already had that part done. Day Three was about connecting more with other bloggers. So the last two days I spent time searching through blogs and finding other people with common interests. I followed quite a few bloggers and commented on a lot of posts.
This brings us to “Day Four: Identifying the Audience.”
This is something I’ve always struggled with, since I never really had an audience in mind. I started off writing poetry, which was mainly for myself. I started writing about running a lot in hopes to connect with other runners. And then I started #CaffeinatedOpinions recently, which I am really enjoying so far. I took a leap of faith that this would be something that people would be interested in reading so I hope to not be too boring. 😁
I can’t and won’t try to categorize my ideal audience. But instead, I want my audience to be respectful of others and open minded. People are too offended by everything these days. I of course everyone is entitled to their opinions – I have enough of my own – but I also do not ever want to see people others down for their ideas and opinions. I want to create an open and safe place for people to respectfully discuss topics. I realize that this is nearly impossible to do, but I will always try my best to see every aspect I can.
Until next time