Zero to hero day three

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Today’s Zero to Hero in thirty days assignment: write the post that was on your mind when you decided to start a blog.

When I started to write on Facebook, I had friends and family members who advocated that I blog instead. I kicked around the idea, but thinking that Facebooking and blogging are the same thing. I write. People read it. Same thing. Or is it? The only differences are my intention and purpose. 

An updated status of I made Sweet Potato Spinach Soup would have been something to Face book about. I wouldn’t care if my grammar or spelling were correct. Heck, I would not spend much time contemplating the words  chosen. 

But, when blogging, I wear a different hat to write. My purpose is to write to entertain. The topic and the words used to convey the message are more important. I want the reader to taste what I have to say.

I am a prolific writer. I write all the time, whether I am emailing, journaling, blogging, instant messaging, or merely updating my status. If I could get paid for the words penned, I wouldn’t have to worry about working. 

And now as I enter a new year, wouldn’t it be grand if my writing takes me somewhere so I could get paid to do something I am compulsive about?  Last month I had 160 pages in my journal. Now granted, I did have pictures illustrating my writing, but that is a lot of writing; writing that no one else will ever see, except for the blogs.

I think I have answered the question for day three of Zero to Hero. I sure wouldn’t mind if anyone wants to reply to how I could become a stronger blogger.


  1. I can’t help you with how to become a stronger blogger, as I don’t blog… I guess determining what “strong” means to you, and are you focusing on that …

    1. Did I keep your attention? Were there things that I wrote that made you want more or less or not at all. There is always technical critique. Word choice, grammar. I am looking to become a stronger, a better writer. I want people to want to read what I write, look forward to what I write. And you do blog: your forum is Facebook.

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