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Who Am I, and Why Do I Blog?

TestAs a person, asking me why I blog is sort of like asking me why I have skin. Blogging is a huge part of me because journaling is such a huge part of me because writing is such a tremendous part of me. Do we see a pattern here? I both do and do not keep a personal blog. When I write about personal feelings and bad days and upcoming events, and I record historical happenings, I tend to do all that in a hardbound journal where I can doodle, and while away the hours without paying much attention. When I blog, it’s usually with a purpose, so even my personal blog – which is all about living with Fibromyalgia – has a purpose.

If you’re asking me why I’m *here* – why *this* blog – why *now*? I’m not sure I have an answer to that yet. This is a business blog.  I started my business accidentally. It evolved out of all different kinds of things that I’ve explored, which have taken root in my heart. I know that I need a blog, but as a jeweler and artist, I’m not really sure what to *do* with it. Right now, it has no focus.

If I were a materials supplier, my blog could be full of featured products and tutorials, but as an artist, I don’t necessarily want to focus in that direction.  I’d really like to use this blog to distinguish my company and products.  I’m just not entirely sure how to do that.

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Blogging 101 & Writing 101

TestSo I probably failed to mention – considering how busy I’ve become in the last month – that I’m working on improving the look and performance of my blog, and I’ve begun an online class through Blogging University to brush up on my writing basics (Writing 101) as well as improve my blogging skills (Blogging 101).  I may find that I don’t strictly *need* these classes, but I’d rather review the information and be sure, than think I’ve got it covered, and fail miserably.

Of course, I’m about 10 days behind the syllabus at the moment, because of having two events back-to-back in the first two weeks of the class, so expect multiple blog posts to power through the material.

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