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Why Do I Write? (New Blogging 101 course, Day 1) Otherwise known as “Who Am I and Why Am I Here?”

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Hi Everyone!

I’m doing a new Blogging 101 course and this is the first post. I know I’ve got another one like this on my blog, but I’m not going to look at it. I’m just going to write again and look for the differences later 😉

Here are responses to the questions I was asked:

Why do I write?

I write because I HAVE to. I am DRIVEN to write. I must get it down. I must get it out. It doesn’t matter what time of day or night. I have to write……

Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?

I kept a personal journal for many years. I have BOOKS of them. I would like to post some of that at some point to make into my book (I’ve started the book, but I get bogged down. I need direction and focus).

I think the aim is to get all of my current writing into an online format so that I no longer have this problem of offline storage and can just copy, paste and edit into “book” form directly from my computer. The aim is also to develop a readership, if possible, before ever getting a book out there, whether the book becomes a life story or a devotional of sorts.

I’ve been told people are often blessed by my writing, so I also want to widen the reach of that aspect of my writing.

What topics do you think you’ll write about?

I write about my faith, my life, things that amuse me or frustrate me, news I find interesting, new technology that interests me, and some health matters. As I say in my introduction, I hope to bring a little sunshine into some dark corners.

Who would you love to connect with via your blog?

Anyone and everyone is welcome and free to connect!

If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

To be perfectly honest, one of my immediate goals is to improve my stats and to increase readership. On the way, I hope to improve writing skills and also to be a blessing to anyone who reads my blog.

There! I hope to be able to discipline myself to at least one post a day in blogging 101, since I seem to be a little sporadic, posting in spurts even though I write a little something every day in many different venues.

Thanks for reading!



PS. Here is the link to my previous response in the January course, for those who want to know a little more about me.

25 comments on “Why Do I Write? (New Blogging 101 course, Day 1) Otherwise known as “Who Am I and Why Am I Here?”

  1. Opinionated Man
    November 1, 2015

    I also feel compelled to write daily. And who doesn’t like connecting with daily randoms online? 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    • annj49
      November 1, 2015

      I wish I got all your posts. I don’t know if I clog up my reader and that’s the explanation, but I just don’t see you daily…..sometimes I have to just finally have go find your page, because I am missing you! Haha! 😉


      • Opinionated Man
        November 1, 2015

        WordPress hates me… what can I say. 🙂


        • annj49
          November 1, 2015

          I know….. 😦
          Silly people.
          They don’t know a gem when they see one 😉
          It’s nice when you comment, because then I can just link to your page 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

  2. Beth
    November 1, 2015

    Ann…great intro for Blogging 101! It seems you and I have similar goals. Look forward to reading your blog.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. mulchandmorecrafts
    November 2, 2015

    nice to meet you.

    Liked by 1 person

    • annj49
      November 2, 2015

      Thanks! 🙂
      Welcome to my world 😉


  4. glennroybrowne
    November 15, 2015

    Searching for your posts and reading them.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Sakhi
    November 10, 2016

    Can you please guide me where can I find these Blogging 101 and Writing 101 courses ?

    Liked by 1 person

  6. annj49
    November 10, 2016

    I have only really stepped in and out of these courses at different times, dabbled, as you are free to do so, but it’s all blogging/writing experience……


  7. Sakhi
    November 11, 2016

    That is courses….thanks to autocorrect

    Liked by 1 person

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