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.