This is the number one post that you should be reading today. Why? Because it allows you to smile, learn, and give so much. Yes, it has been around for a while, but still it makes perfect sense.
As bloggers, journal writers, diary keepers and all journalists know: It’s our stories that entice our audience. When you and I write stories that bring our readers inward, giving them a feeling of being in the action and wanting for more, it’s only then that we have succeeded as a writer.
Yes, that certainly makes it all seem simple. But you and I know it’s not.
Writing to keep existing and entice new readers is a formidable occupation. It will be incredibly fun when the words roll of the tongue, when you speak from the soul and tell your story in such a way that even makes you smile, grimace or cry! But it can crash down like a sleeping-cat off a small ledge, leaving a trail of misused adjectives, clique of cliché’s and threesome of descriptive adverbs.
That’s when you need to stop, regroup, rethink and decide where you next journey will begin. “Finding a niche topic to talk about” as the copyblogger says in a lot of posts is a great way to keep your blog heading in the direction you had initially intended. Even I realise this is an important factor for the continuing journey of my blog.
Having a variety of personal interests ranging from photography through to people-meeting (plus many elements and attributes of web-design) means that I allow this blog to go in various directions, often not on the original menu … but generally coming ’round to my preferred topics of conversation.
Therefore whenever I make a statement, opinion, review (or complimentary link of gratitude to your site), I’m very interested in your opinion, whether they be critiques or compliments or otherwise. I welcome your comments any time. Even right now…