We are in an unusual situation. In order to participate in the March writing challenge for the first time three years ago, I had to start a blog. I never would have imagined myself as a blogger and I still don’t. But they say, “to be the (noun), first do the (verb.) So if I blog, am I a blogger?
I link my writing to the Two Writing Teachers site and you-all have access to my work. But who else?
Most bloggers want to disseminate their writing as far as possible, to as many readers as possible. They want their follower count to rise and rise. I also love to have you-all following my blog- I consider it the highest compliment. But who else knows I write a blog, who else might follow me if they had the chance?
I have given a link to a family member, when I wrote something about them. Of course once they have one piece they have access to the whole site. I haven’t heard that anyone just kept on reading! I have mentioned it to friends and waited… no, they didn’t ask for the address.
Then I also consider- if I let ______________ read my blog, have I written anything that would offend them? Or that would shock them? Or have I just left them out? Do bloggers worry about that that? What about other kids of writers?
Who are your readers? Who else do you invite to your blog?