This week’s Blogging Challenge is who is your blogging audience?
The saying is: “If you don’t know who you are writing to, how do you know what to write.” It’s true. Unless you understand who you are writing to, how can you figure out what or how to tell them what you want to tell them?
Your blogging challenge this week is to describe your blogging audience. Who are you writing for? Do you know? Can you see them in your mind as you write? Do you have a particular person in mind or many people? Or a specific group of people? Who are you “talking to” when you are writing your blog content?
How old are they? How young are they? Are they black, white, brown, or red? Do they live in a particular area? Are they a specific religion? Is your audience very small or very large?
If you imagine yourself writing to everyone, that’s a pretty big imagination you’ve got. Even though we say that, we often don’t mean it. We usually have a clear picture of who is sitting on the other end of the computer connections reading our blog. What do they look like and who are they?
If you don’t know and would like to find out, ask. Describe your blog and include the link in the comment form, and invite someone to check out your blog and describe who they think your audience is. They might be right, or they might be wrong, but you might learn something, too. Or write about this on your blog and invite your audience to tell you who they really are so you will know for sure who they are.
So describe your audience for us and help us, and you, learn who is reading you.
This is just one of a series of ongoing blogging challenges. So far, you’ve been challenged to to Tell Us a Story, Top 10 Keywords for Your Blog (which will play a very important role in an upcoming challenge, hint, hint!), Blog About What You Know, Who Is Linking To You?, and Who is Writing Your Blog. These Blogging Challenges come out about once a week to help jazz up your summer blogging schedule. Many of you will be participating in the Blogathon coming soon, so use these as a warm-up.
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