Blog Inspired Workshop and My Blog Purpose
Why do I blog? Without sounding serious or formal, I sincerely blog out of passion for writing, sharing and helping. I've written this...
Why do I blog? Without sounding serious or formal, I sincerely blog out of passion for writing, sharing and helping. I've written this on my About Me page when I launched Mommy Practicality last July, 2012. I haven't edited it since then. Looking back to when I started Mommy Practicality, I am happy to say that after attending Blog Inspired Workshop, my purpose for blogging was reaffirmed and made me say to myself, I am doing ok and I started this with a correct mindset.
Her next class activity called "Walk The Path" taught us that sometimes, we walk through life blind-folded because we don't have a purpose.
Which all brought us to writing down our own Life or Blog Purpose. The steps to jotting down your purpose are the following:
- List down two of your unique qualities.
- List down two ways you enjoy doing when interacting with people.
- Answer this: In your perfect world, what does it look like? How is everyone interacting with everyone else?
" My purpose is to share my practical qualities and talents to help and inspire moms to be empowered to make practical choices in life and still go for their dreams by developing or making use of their own unique talents while still being able to fulfill their other roles in life and still spend time creating a loving environment for their family."
Toni Tiu of Wifelysteps.com helped us answer these questions we usually ask ourselves as bloggers. When you're stuck and don't know what to write, just go back to your written purpose and consider your blog as your life journey.
Michelle Padrelanan of BeyondSilverAndGold.com left the class with very notable list of advice for all of us:
- Have a purpose for your blog.
- Don't prioritize earning from blog.
- Prioritize inspiration.
- Be sincere. Readers can tell if you're not.
- Keep going back to your purpose and modify if needed.
- Do your due diligence.
- Tell your story.
- Write down ideas all the time.
- Offer unique feature that's all about you.
- Be inspired by your "now" moments.
- Anatomy of a blog post:
- Headline - Topic with few supporting points
- Grabber - First few sentences that hook your readers to reading more.
- Heart - Body of your post.
- Call To Action - Leave your readers something to walk away with .
|Blogger attendees of the Blog Inspired Workshop|
|Yours truly with Jayme, Martine, Michelle and Toni|
|With Michelle Padrelanan and Toni Tiu after the workshop|
|With Martine and Jayme|