Be Informed –
The main goals of most blogs are to inform, inspire and hopefully entertain from time to time. As a blogger (whether writing for myself or a specific topic as a guest blogger) I strive to provide information helpful to others such as writing inspiration, resume and cover letter revamps, career change, conquering writer’s block, or simply looking to personally grow, (or any combination of any!).
What is a blog and how does it inspire readers?
I’ve discussed this question with friends, coworkers, freelance writers and others. Google defines a blog as: “a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style.” It’s a combination of the words ‘web log’. That is pretty broad! So, to add my own two cents and expand a bit – some blogs inform, some entertain, some state facts and others opinions. Some even do all those things. Typically, the blogger is very passionate about the topic and wants to support the readers by providing valuable information in their posts and being available for questions; supporting readers.
Information is power. While some blog posts contain basic information they should serve as a refresher to some readers or as a way to learn at least one new tip, skill or tidbit of information. If it’s the first time a reader has reviewed an article on a certain topic it should answer questions for them. Ideally, I aspire for all readers to be empowered to focus on an idea or wanted change in their life and begin working toward accomplishing that goal after reading one of my posts. I enjoy sharing what I have learned about writing and business to those wanting encouragement or to simply be a bit more informed.
Readers success is what matters! If I can help with that success (be a true success encourager), then I’m more than happy to do so! I check blog emails daily and try to respond within 24 to 48 hours, so if you have a specific question about a post or want additional information about a topic just ask! You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.danabuchanan.com or use the comment section here.
Future posts will be on various topics; sure to be something for everyone! I’m always open to topic ideas and want to hear from you! I’d love to hear your thoughts on blogging, success and what works for you; leave a comment!