20th October, 2014. 11:11am
Blogging 201, Day One: Set Three Goals
Today’s assignment: consider what you want to accomplish with your blog. Write down three concrete goals you want to achieve.
Wow! I can’t believe I’m on the second phase of “studying” the world of blogging. I hope a lot of folks from Blogging 101 is also here in Blogging 201?
So, first things first. Goals. What are my goals for this blog? Well, that’s pretty simple.
- To keep this blog running.
- Stay true to my “mission” — share “brain farts” with my followers
- To be able to post every other day, if not every day
This blog was never intended for sale or profit. It’s a personal medium where I get to put my thoughts into writing; ones that doesn’t want to leave my peculiar brain and make me think. So having thousands of followers weren’t exactly my goal. I actually want to think of it as an awesome bonus. And YOU, yes you, the one reading this and following my blog, are the awesomest person for finding my online journal pleasurable to read.
Now, as for the first day task‘s questions for me to mull over, here goes my answers:
Why do you blog?
I think I’ve already answered this many times — in my Introduction page and our Day Six task — but I will say it again, I blog because I love to write. I blog because it’s refreshing. I blog because for me it’s (the cheapest) therapy.
And most importantly, I blog because I cannot speak. I guess you can say that When My Brain Farts is sort of my diary. A really cool form of journaling, if you will.
If your blog exceeded your wildest dreams, what would that look like?
It already has, and it feels so freaking great! I’ve been blogging since Friendster, but never have I ever had more than 5 followers. I think people reads my blog, but I never knew that there are people out there — strangers, actually — that awaits to hear what I have to say. And with that, I could never be thankful enough. It’s like having a room-full of people waiting for me to say something; hear me out. I think that alone is the greatest achievement any blogger can receive. Citations are great but there’s nothing better than knowing someone out there believes that you can do it and wants to hear (err, read) what you have to say.
I was skeptical about joining Blogging 201 at first but I must say, now that we’re here, I’m actually pretty excited about this new journey. Good luck to all of us and may the odds be ever in our favor.