By accident, I discovered this course April 14. I didn’t have to think twice about it and signed up. If you came here through other ways and don’t have a clue what I am talking about, enlighten yourself on dailypost,.
The first assignment is thinking about the purpose of your blog. Where are you heading? Two given questions with examples, to make it easier to set three goals.
Why do you blog?
I have six reasons to blog.
In a nut shell:
Express myself ~ to write about the subjects that matter to me and create quite a collection
Developing and improving ~ in several ways, by further develop my knowledge of the English language, because my native is Dutch
Portfolio ~ Build up a site full of ‘proof’ of my skills and knowledge with articles and self-created images
Establish a more professional site ~ determine and develop my brand
Connecting ~ find people with similar interests in two areas:
- Expanding and learning skills to achieve a certain goal and write about how to
- True crime, true stories and injustices
I especially want to share the second area with the world. Publish and discuss it with others who read it, to keep certain aspects of this in the spotlight.
For example: world-wide, a lot of women are treated very badly in various forms. We shouldn’t close our eyes for that. We shouldn’t get immune to it. We have to keep publishing about those subjects. It might be 2014, but some countries and some people still think and act like we live in barbaric times. A world where women were second-hand citizens. As a woman in a better situation, we should feel more responsible for and pay attention to the ones that aren’t. If they can’t speak up, we should do that for them.
If your blog exceeded your wildest dreams, what would that look like?
I want to have more realistic dreams than just a wild dream. I do, however, have the strong wish to end up with a website, that eventually will deliver me the leverage, to convince a company to hire me for the position as Web content Manager.
By going over previous reasons and accompanied thoughts, I’ve set up three goals that mainly cover my six reasons for blogging.
My time frame is two months.
If I might get behind with one of those goals, that backlog will be added to the next bimonthly round of three set goals.
Plus I will then think about if I didn’t set my goals too high and adjust if necessary.
1. Create five articles per week to build on the portfolio
2. Visit twenty blogs of people who have similar interests as mine and leave at least one comment for every one of them
3. Dive deeper into information about subjects tags and categories. I want to implement them in the now existing content and to use those for every new article I create from now on