|© Sophia Roberts|
I set out to do three things this year and this blog was one of them. To facilitate this I signed up for course with Susannah Conway. I wanted to get it right.
I’m no stranger to blogging, but I knew next to nothing about how to go about writing a good personal blog. I've discovered I didn’t know how to do it MY way - to do myself justice. To be honest it’s come as a relief to have a blog as a platform for my voice.
So, I have discovered a new – and a very different way to share on-line. A lot of what I’ve shared thus far, in this space, I wouldn't have considered appropriate for my Facebook page where I rarely share anything personal. 1300 readers/followers doesn’t lend itself to being personal – besides, my FB page is more of an information portal. My blog is for ME and I’m really enjoying myself.
The weeks of the course I enjoyed the most were writing my Mission Statement (for my own reference) and the personal statement featured to the right of this post. From a more practical point of view I have specifically discovered how to:
create a snazzy header (if and when I want one)
the best size photos to use and how discourage other people from using my images by the use of titles that are also links
that I can use my FB page and Google+ to alert the world to my blog. I'm shouting out about just the one post a week - self-promotion can be very wearing (!)
So, it's onwards and upwards with a blog that's about me - and for me!