Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Becoming a better writer - and welcome Wednesday!

I still consider myself a blogging newbie, in that I haven't found a my writing "niche" yet.  Do I even need one?  I love blogging about random things, which is what I've been doing. I have awesome readers who appreciate my posts and let me know about it on a daily basis (THANK YOU!) 
I want to continue posting about random topics, but I would also like to work on my writing skills and add a little more substance to the blog.  More meaningful posts, to pair with those fun, lighthearted blogs about my Bath and Body Works addiction.  I want to elaborate more on current events... on my life... on everything!  I feel like my blog posts need more "oomph" - so I'm taking my blogging insecurities and hitting the ground running with my own personal writer's training camp! You would think, with a husband who is a "rhetorician" and just a few short months away from being a doctor in Composition in Rhetoric, I would have great resources and already rock at this whole thing.  Umm... not so much. I'm ok, but there's always room for improvement, so off I go!  I've been inspired by the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Challenge hosted by the girls @Secret is in the Sauce, and I'm also inspired by... myself. Yes, myself.  I'm a constantly evolving person, I used to hate change but now I love it, and I'm always in need of a challenge.  So... becoming a better writer.  How do I start?  First of all, I've done some house cleaning around here - if you've been here before, but notice a change, it's because I removed some gadgets that were kind of sitting and taking up valuable space. I wanted to allow a bigger space for my actual posts, so I had to rearrange.  Now, I have more room to blab, and you have less distraction which will help you focus on the writing!  The writing that... I'm going to improve the quality of.  Gradually.  Stay tuned!

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11 comments:

LovelyBee said...

I sometimes feel like my blog is uninteresting as well but at the end of the day, you do what is best for you. People will love you no matter what, whether you are a more serious writer or if you blog about your Bath and Body addictions; it is what sets you apart that is appealing; well at least to me.

Rebekah said...

I think about that too. I tend to write about pretty much everything going on in my life. Some more meaningful than others, but honestly, my blog is what it is. Some things I don't like to elaborate on for personal reasons, but I have thought about that!

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Ms. Emily Ann said...

Although I love your blog already, I am excited to see how your challenge goes - I am working on doing the same myself :) Good luck!

Aimee said...

I always have an inner battle about my blog. Should I just give my themed days up? Should I work harder on my writing? Should I spend more time on blogging? Its a difficult path.

Good luck with everytrhing and I will be here with you through this change. You are a good writer by the way...

:)

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Sounds like an interesting challenge. I think we all have times where we need some new inspiration. The challenge is a great idea!

Brittany said...

I think you have a great blog, but it'll be exciting to read and follow your blog as you challange yourself!! :)

good luck!

I REALLY REALLY HOPE I WIN! I want that plaque so bad! Its soo cute!

Faith said...

i am also a new blogger so i am always trying to find my niche. i think it takes time for a blog to evolve the way you want it to.

i am a new follower but i love your blog already! i am excited to see your blog evolve into something even more amazing!

Faith said...

i am also a new blogger so i am always trying to find my niche. i think it takes time for a blog to evolve the way you want it to.

i am a new follower but i love your blog already! i am excited to see your blog evolve into something even more amazing!

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