The purpose of my blog

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.”

(Ron Dawson)

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.



51 thoughts on “The purpose of my blog

    1. Thanks a lot my dear sister. You know it took me almost a year to memorize the names of all the bloggers who weren’t using their own names. Now I’m happy that I know a little about all of my blogging family. I am grateful to be a part of such a wonderful community. Thanks

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  1. Fully agreed with your assessments and I am pretty much of the same mind. If one person that day likes what I wrote, then that was a success. And I think 4K followers make you a huge success. Great job.

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  2. Once again, I agree with you! Making a difference, offering hope and encouragement, even inspiration, fit into my reason for blogging–though I think I started on a “whim” too, in 2011. I’m not sure how to measure “success” in blogging–I don’t care much about “stats”, I don’t need the whole world to “like” me 🙂 I guess success is is whether I’m enjoying doing a blog–and for now I am 🙂

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  3. I think you’ve inspired many, many, people, and as one of your readers I will write here, that I’m inspired by your writing every day, and I also think your blog is very successful. ❤️ Great post, Sadje.

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  4. I just started my own blog a few weeks ago – yours is just one of the few I started following recently. This post resonated with me because I was also thinking about the purpose of my blog. I too started on a whim and have no idea where it will go – cool to see how you have developed yours.

    I’ve never considered myself a writer, but you’re right. Words are so powerful!

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