Today’s task is to define my audience which up to last week consisted of 103 spammers, my friend Peg, and my husband, Charley (who used both his email accounts to follow me so the stats would be higher.) But then something interesting happened. I signed up for Blogging 101 to improve my skills and a whole new world opened up. I began to connect with other bloggers and was amazed at the scope of interests, formats and writing styles. And every last one of those blogs was unique and captivating. From the simplest templates, to the most intricate; from every-day conversations to discussions on the world’s chaotic troubles; from my small home town to all across the US, Indonesia, Canada, Japan,Spain, Germany, Great Britain, Australia and countries I’d never even heard of before, people were putting themselves out there and communicating their thoughts, dreams, hopes and fears and it was mesmerizing. I wanted to read them all.
Now, I live on a small rural road that the town has decided to reconstruct after the devastating frost heaves of last winter. They obviously chose their most anal retentive workers because today is Thursday and they are still working on the road surface directly in front of my driveway (which was where they started on Monday.) My road is eight tenths of a mile to the main road and at the rate they are going, it’s safe to say they will be stranded here with me, Charley and the cats next winter when the snow blows in from the turf fields and shuts down access to the outside world.. My point being that because of the difficulties involved in getting out of my driveway into the abyss that was once a pocked road surface and take the 30 minute detour that brings me back to the main route into town, I chose to remain here in the woods for most of the past four days. This was fortuitous because I had a lot of time on my hands to read blogs. So I did. And I discovered that we all had one thing in common. We are seekers. Some are seeking to navigate through this paradox of a world;. Some are looking for a better way of dealing with their relationships. Some are seeking connection to kindred spirits to share thoughts and ideas. And many are searching for an inner peace. We’re all seekers. My perfect audience. And yes, (for the doubters) people are out there looking to find you. (I’m more then willing to share my 103 spammers with anyone. But not Charley – he hates social media and only follows me because he lives with me) Just keep on blogging. If you blog it, they will come. (Eventually)
And now for the next part of the assignment: inserting some type of media into this text. Hmmmmmmmmmm, this could take a while.
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