As a new member of the community, I will repurpose the prompts from the Blogging for Beginners course.

Why are you blogging publicly instead of keeping a diary?

I have been a consultant for 30+ years and most of my writing has been for business purposes. As I prepare to transition to life after a corporate career, I plan to write and share my interests with others that engage in digital collaboration.

What topics do you think you’ll write about?

Nothing specific comes to mind right now. I need to identify who my audience is and how I can promote engagement and value with my writing. I enjoy collaborating with people with a positive and constructive message.

Who would you love to connect with via your blog?

Great question. I am still in the exploration phase with my blog. It will be interesting to see how this blog progresses and evolves.

If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what do you hope to accomplish?

The plan is to engage with a broader community of writers and perhaps clients that need support with digital communications and marketing. Success will be measured by number of followers and quality of online interaction.

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7 responses to “First Blog Post – December 2020”

  1. Richard Avatar

    Hi, Peggy! I hope you have a great life transition. My suggestion is to worry less about finding or growing an audience, and start with identifying what feeds your heart: what you want so much to learn about; what you want to do with the rest of that life. When you write authentically about what you’re authentically passionate about, everything else either follows, or… it doesn’t! But in that event you’ve thought, written and made offerings to what matters. So what’s not to be pleased with, whatever follows? Best of fortune with your work.

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  2. kennieb Avatar

    I am looking forward to seeing more.

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  3. Sheri Edwards Avatar

    A great first step— getting your ideas together, clarifying your purpose. Best to you.

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  4. ericgolban Avatar

    Hi Peggy,

    Congrats on taking the first step! It looks like your blog is still in the early stages and I’m excited to see what it blossoms into. My two cents would be to write about whatever comes to mind and that you are passionate about. From there, you can continue to expand over time. In my experience, the best writing comes from the heart!

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  5. Philip Davis Avatar
    Philip Davis

    “‘What are you doing now? [Ralph Waldo Emerson] asked, Do you keep a journal?’ – – – So I make my first entry today.” – Thoreau, Journal, 10/22/1837.

    Good luck, Peggy! Phil Davis


  6. Aspire2Accept Avatar

    It’s exciting and daunting to begin a blog. I started mine a little over a year ago. I signed up for classes because I’m still overwhelmed. The best advice I received was to identify what I’m about and share with others. Whoever needs to hear or seethe encouragement I want to give will find it. That has helped me post several thoughts, poems and short stories. Now that I’ve had a year to see what blogging is all about, I want to try to be more intentional.

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  7. Oh, the Places We See Avatar

    Congratulations on starting a blog! It’s exciting but sometimes intimidating, at least it was for me when I began 7 years ago. You will meet some wonderful people online, people who will give you feedback and suggestions along the way. Wishing you all the best in the new year. And thanks for following Oh, the Places We See.


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