Blogging 101: Day One – Introduction

BlogUHi everyone!

I’ve decided to take part in the WordPress Blogging University course, Blogging 101.  When I started my blog over a year ago, I had a faint idea of a plan, but for those of you who have been following me for some time now, you’ve heard me say a time or two that I really had no idea what I was doing.  I like the idea of continuing my education, and challenging myself to complete as many of the tasks as I can to see if I can grow my blog and kick my writing butt back into shape, so here we are.  This is in addition to finalizing my first screenplay for the submission season that is upon us.  I’m always more productive when I have more on my plate, so maybe this is exactly what I need…of course, it’s 10:30 pm and I’m just getting to it, so let’s see how it goes.

Day One: Introduce yourself

Well, here’s a little more about me, you know, in case you didn’t learn enough on my birthday.  🙂 Oddly, it was one of my more popular posts, so for my new friends, you can read it here.

I’m a screenwriter who chose to start a blog as a way of documenting my progress toward my goal of becoming a professional in the hopes that it would help other writers.  I was also unemployed at the time, and thought it would be a great way to set some perimeters for my daily routine.  I also have a terrible memory, hence the name of my blog, so I figured it would be the best way to maintain a “diary” on a regular basis.

I want to help writers, in part because I don’t remember having a lot of support when I chose this path either, but I have found that this is a great space to share my other passions, interests, and obsessions (Hello, Dragon Age.  I’m looking at you!) as well.  I like to share inspirational quotes, which I try to do on Mondays, interesting images as Writing Prompts on Wednesdays, and then a variety of other writing factoids, my own writings and those from others inspired by the Prompts, and anything else that piques my interest the rest of the week.  I was better about staying on track until The Sis and I moved in September and I got a day job writing.  Not as exciting as I had hoped, but that’s a story for another day.

I don’t tend to get too personal or controversial here because that’s not what this space was designed for.  I didn’t want this to be a platform or a soapbox.  I just wanted to create a welcoming space, something I could be proud of, meet other like-minded, creative individuals, and hopefully encourage at least one person along the way.

I suppose that’s a good start.

Best wishes, my friends!  And Happy Writing!

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