Audience?

When I write a post, I rarely think about who may read it. I write for the sake of writing. Day four of Blogging Fundamentals asks that I consider who I am writing for, who is my audience. Now, that’s a good question.

If I was to target my writing to a particular audience, what would that audience be? It could be my family, I have a blog that is primarily focused on them, but it also has a secondary audience of family historians, it can be found at georginaadams.com.

In this post, I suppose I am writing for myself and anyone else who is following along with Blogging Fundamentals. I am creating this site, Courtney Jester, Born to Challenge, to publish my contemporary visual and writing arts. Some of these things have been moldering in my bookshelf for years and I am hoping that putting them out in the virtual world will inspire me to write more.

As I am writing, I find myself answering my own question, something that often happens. I guess that is, of itself, another answer. In writing, I clarify my thinking and answer my own questions so my audience is myself.

Who am I writing for? Myself, other contemporary visual artists and writers, and other blogging enthusiasts interested in honing their blogging skills. Something to keep in mind.

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Tagline or no tagline

Day two of fundamentals and I’m asked to write a tag line for my site.Unfortunately this site doesn’t display a tagline so we will have to use our imagination.

If I had a tagline, what would it be? Born to challenge says it all really, a tag line should add to the heading, not repeat it. Perhaps it could be a warning. Born to challenge – get ready to run. Now this gives the impression that you do not want to be challenged, or that the challenge will be something to be avoided. I don’t like it.

How about Born to challenge – open to change. Now that sounds much better. It doesn’t say you have to change. Being challenged is not about being wrong. Being challenged can lead you right back to where you started but now with reasons for being where you are. Being challenged can take you anywhere you are willing to go.

Remember:

The mind is like a parachute – it works better when it is open – Anon

CJ

Who I am and why I’m here

I am Courtney Jester, at least that is the name I use when writing or rhyming. I engage in many different activities, most of which are creative. I like to have something to show for my time, I don’t play games (in the real or virtual world). I am not a game player or a team player.

I have many blogs, and I might direct you to some in time, but for now I am exploring WordPress as a medium somewhere between a blog and a traditional website. Not that anything in the virtual world can genuinely last long enough to use that weighty, time laden word, tradition, but if you’re the kind of geek that I am, and have been around in cyberspace as long as I have, you will know what I mean.

I am always looking for newer, and better way of doing things, or as I often say longer-harder-faster-more, so when I discovered WordPress Learning the Fundamentals I decided to go back to the start and give it a go. I am never shy of starting over, learning the same thing from the beginning again always plugs up holes in knowledge that I never knew were there.

So it’s that simple. I’m here to follow along the beginners path. See you tomorrow.