Starting a Blog

Welcome to my blog!  My name is Bree Harris. I have a passion for writing, and I would like to share with you some of what I love.

I would like to start by sharing some information on how you can create a spectacular blog. In any writing setting, the author should consider the importance of knowing their audience.  Who is your audience? What do you want your audience to gain from your blog?  A blog needs to have a purpose, and identifying the audience will further identify the purpose. When starting a blog, start by thinking about the type of audience this blog will be geared towards.  Bloggers have to sell their blogs.  The internet is full of a variety of blogs.

Considering your audience is not a new concept.  All writers, since the beginning of literature, have had to take their audience into consideration. Traditional, business and personal writing are all forms of writing that require the author take the audience into consideration.  In a business setting, most superiors would be mortified to receive an email or professional memo that started, “Sup, boss!” This casual style of writing is not appropriate for the workplace; however, had the writer taken his or her audience into consideration the reader’s attention would have been more focused on the content of the writing.

To sum up, blogging is an exciting way to share your writing without having to seek out a literary agent; however, taking the audience into consideration is the first step to a successful blog. If a blog does not catch readers’ attention, then those readers will move on to the next blog.

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