Blogging University, Blogging 101
Days 3 and 4,
Task for Day 3: Follow five new topics in the Reader and five new blogs.
Task for Day 4: Publish a post you’d like your ideal audience member to read, and include a new-to-you element in it.
I am incorporating the tasks for both third and fourth days of Blogging 101 into this blog post.
Even though I read yesterday’s assignment in detail, and followed several new blogs and read posts on different topics. I say several, because I don’t remember exactly what number of blogs I followed. All I know that it definitely wasn’t just five blogs, but more than that.
Today’s task requires me to publish a post that is targeted at my ideal reader, and incorporates at least one aspect of myself that I have discovered within the last few days. So, without further ado, let’s read further.
What I learnt from Day 3’s assignment:
After reading several blogs yesterday, as well as this morning, I have concluded that I am primarily interested in the following topics: books, reading, writing, especially creative writing. Of course, these topics also incorporate Literature. Other related topics that I am interested in are: film, television, screenwriting, graphic novels, comics, popular culture. All of these have influenced my ideas about creative writing and its various aspects over the course of several years. These are, broadly speaking, the topics that I will write about on my blog. So, my ideal reader would also be interested in these same topics and that is the main reason why they should visit my blog, read my posts, and interact with me.
Day 4’s assignment:
By attempting today’s task, I am also going back to my previous month’s blog, ‘On Reading and Reader’s Block’.
In that blog, I wrote about how I have been unable to read at my usual fast pace for nearly three months now. The block continues unabated, unaffected, seemingly unending.
I also mentioned that I was returning to re-reading my favourites from my younger years, as well as those children’s classics that I have just discovered now.
Currently I am reading A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I added it to my Currently Reading list on Goodreads last month, but I finally started reading it a couple of days ago.
I am happy to report that I read 87 pages in nearly two hours or so.
I had expected the book to be a fast-paced one; and, I was right about it. This makes me feel good because I know I should be able to finish it today, provided I put in a sustained effort and enough time into it. If not, then I could easily finish it tomorrow night.
One of the most important things I have learnt from Blogging 101 course until now is that I must interact with my readers in order to improve my readership and increase my outreach.
So, to achieve this in my today’s task, I would like to extend an invitation to everyone who reads this post today to share their reading experiences and goals for 2015. Also, as I mentioned above, I am currently discovering children’s classics and would love to add more titles to my To-Read list. Do comment your favourite books from your childhood.
I look forward to your comments, feedback, and to hearing from you all.