This week Dr. Tanya has asked us to consider this quote;
“The first thing you need to decide when you build your blog is what you want to accomplish with it, and what it can do if successful.”
When I started my blog, I did it on a whim. There was no planning behind my decision. I just wanted to see if I could write a blog or not. Then I thought that with my medical background, I could perhaps write about medical issues people over 50 face. One of my focuses was going to be empty nesters who are often at a loose end.
Gradually my focus shifted and I was writing for prompts. These included word and picture prompts. I expanded my writing to other fields and now my blog has several sub-genres, including informative posts, inspirational posts, posts creating awareness and fiction. Whatever I write, I always try to keep in my mind that the writing should have a purpose. It should inform, inspire, create awareness or entertain.
I want to make a difference with my writing. It could be that I may inspire even one person with my posts, then I would think that I have done what I started to do.
As for it becoming successful, this is something only my readers can tell. But in my own assessment, I think that people like what I write and it encourages me to do more, to write better.
Thank you Tanya for this opportunity to express my views about my blog.
Written for Blogging Insights NF # 28, hosted by Tanya.