Today is the first day of Blogging 201. This will expand over the next two weeks; therefore, my posts will likely be solely related to the assignments. If you did not join the group, perhaps you can tag along with me! Our task is to layout three goals for our blog. This part I find easy. The part I find more difficult is that we are to be specific…like, include numbers and percentages! Oh my! With that aside, I am very happy to share this information with my followers, as many of you have been so kind and supportive of my journey thus far. I think it is a wonderful idea to let you know a bit more about myself and my purpose here. Thanks for joining me.
1. My purpose from the beginning was to tell my story. Why? What makes me so special? Well, I’m glad you asked. I am no more special than anyone else to be honest, I just happen to be writing it down for all to see. I enjoy writing and I think I’m pretty good at it, at times. I do have a tale to tell that I think is interesting, but more importantly, I think it could be helpful. My ultimate purpose in telling my story is to help others in the same situation. Help others who have had/or are having affairs. Help others going through divorce. Help others who are debating divorce. I also enjoy writing about other topics (i.e. raising children) that are thought provoking and can bring about positive changes in our lives. To share my story and related bits, my first goal is to post 1-2 times per week.
2. Now, if I want to help people, I need to reach them. This will actually consist of a few goals. I would like to double my followers on WP and Twitter by the end of June. I would also like to add another avenue of social media such as, Facebook, Google +, or Instagram. I am hoping to learn more about social media and its usefulness during this course. Hopefully, it will also help me decide which one of these to pursue. I would like to have this new media up and running by the end of May. Lastly, I want to spend about 20 minutes, two to three times per week reading and commenting on other blogs. I think this will help grow my following as well, plus I enjoy it!
3. Lastly, my goal is to earn a book contract. I have dreamed of writing a book for many years and finally, I am attempting that dream. If it happens, fantastic. If not, well, at least I finally tried. I know I have reached some people and I can say I enjoyed the ride. It would be wonderful to earn a living writing and helping others. I honestly see myself traveling and talking in front of a large groups of people someday. That is where I want to be within the next two years. Lofty goal, I know, but anything is possible and I am definitely not getting any younger! To earn such an honor, I would also like to continue with the weekly DP Challenges. I feel these help me grow and expand as a writer. They are super fun, too! It is a nice break to write about other topics for a change. Reading and engaging with the many people that I follow also helps me grow as a writer and provides some great ideas. They are writing so many beautiful things, it is hard to keep up, but I am trying!
Can I add a #4? Well, I am a rebel at heart and have been accused of being an over-achiever more than once. My #4 is that I would like to change the name of my blog. It is boring and meaningless. Problem is, I don’t know what to change it to! I want to be a writer and I can’t come up with a name?!? That’s kind of sad! So my last and final goal is to come up with a kick-ass blog name by the end of April. Wish me luck!