Blog Triage: A Mirror for Readers, plus 6 Goals for the Blog
With a commitment to building a more vibrant blog, I signed up for the 4-week Blog Triage class with Cynthia Morris and Alyson Stanfield. So, for the next few weeks, this art blog will add the feature of being a Learning Laboratory on how to improve my blogging techniques. Don’t worry there will still be paintings, too!
Today’s first assignment for Blog Triage is:
Who are the type(s) of people you would like to visit and read your blog?
Age: You are Adults, 35 and better
Background: You are well-educated. Aware of things going on around you. Practical. Readers, mostly of current non-fiction. Museum-goers. You have substantial travel experience. Some personal experience with painting, but with an overwhelming desire to collect and enjoy artwork, especially landscapes and representational subject matter you are familiar with. : You are North American or European, possibly re-located to other parts of the world
Interests: You enjoy art and are interested in collecting art. Other interests include Ecology and environmental awareness, especially sub-arctic and northern wilderness ecological subjects. History and Art history. Travel, especially related to your areas of interest.
Comfort Level with Blogs: You are very comfortable with computers and with using the Internet. Relatively comfortable with blogs. You will enter into a discussion in the comments section of a blog if it will lead to an exchange of useful information. You are not interested in experiences that may turn into a waste of time.
Today’s other assignment is:
Write about what YOU want to get from blogging.My Purpose for being in this course: to improve my blogs, increase the audience for my work, improve the sales of my paintings.
Ah, purpose, vision, goals!
My Vision for the completion of this course: I will be a more confident and more capable blogger. I will know how to use more of the technical features of blogs, including HTML and CSS coding, feeds including RSS, analysis tools and how to use statistical info. I will be better able to design well-laid-out pages and to include more information of interest to my viewers. I will have more viewers, and they will be purchasing my artwork.
My Goals, particularly what I want to get from blogging: By May 20, the end of the Blog Triage course, I want
Gee, that sounds like a tall order for a month’s effort! But that’s what I want. Stick around and watch me do it!”