I am new to blogging but not exactly new to writing. Years ago, I was a contributing columnist for a multi-town newspaper. I am frequently asked if I have ever written a book or told that I should write a book. The answer is no, I have not written a book, but I do think about writing one from time to time. Perhaps I will begin that adventure in my near future. Meanwhile, I’ll blog.
So, since I am new to blogging, I have started reading other blogger’s posts to gain insight as to ‘how’ to blog. I notice that many bloggers write about things that are happening in their daily lives, but I am not sure I understand who they are targeting as their audience. Their writing often sounds like a journal or diary entry to me, which might be good for venting or healing their inner self, but is something I highly doubt I’ll ever read again.
Which got me thinking …. to whom am I writing? Who is my audience? More importantly, what’s the purpose or the main focus of my blog?
I have a private practice where I teach people how to feel better about themselves or teach them how to change behaviors within themselves to create more of what they want and less of what they don’t. I love helping people to reach higher, feel better and I love having a place to have others gather together to learn and grow. I do enjoy what I do, and through this blog I want to continue to help others. I love the idea of a writing forum like this to start conversations with my friends (old and new) and my family to help us all grow. I love the friends I have made (and will make) along this journey and I love to laugh with them.
Laughing out loud is the best feeling in the world … maybe getting a group of us laughing together is the answer to world peace! (Hey, it’s my blog, I can write what I want!) Maybe together we will all leave this world just a little bit happier.
At the very least, these blogs are for my daughter. I want her to have the best life possible, and to learn from my mistakes, my silliness, and from my inner wisdom. I want her to know that I always see her highest potential, even when she herself can no longer see it. Especially when she is in darkness, I become her light. I am the guidance like a lighthouse to the approaching ships.
Through these writings, I can become yours too.
I encourage all of you to please enjoy my blog and give me a thumbs up if you like what you read. Pass my blog around and invite others to join in on the conversation (the more the merrier!).