Once during a teacher/principal conference, my principal took a sip of his coffee and plopped his mug down in front of me. It said, "I'm Smarter Than You." And it was true. He was wicked smaht. We chatted for a bit and he had mentioned that he was writing a book (he really wasn't that bragadocious, I'm summarizing here), and I stupidly blurted out, "Uh, well, actually I'M writing a book too right now." I then explained how it was about a collection of quilts that my mom and I had made and there were pictures and maybe some directions. His only question? "Who's the audience?"
Sunday, July 12, 2009
That's when it hit me. The audience was only me. Basically I was writing a scrapbook, not a story to be made into a book. Oh. Umm. There's a difference?
So now there's a blog world out there. And I'm a member. But who's my audience? Hard to say. I started out with a nod to the crafty world by posting photos of finished crafts or contests I've entered. I even got a shout out from a super big sewing blog who liked a tutorial I made. That was a bit of fun. And then...I took a break from crafting and figured I had nothing to blog about because people who came to read my blog would be people who enjoyed crafting. What would they think when I started writing about my ideas for middle grade books for boys? I think they'd think about not coming back.
Well, you'll notice on my profile that I say I do a lot of things. I mother. I wife. I cook. I clean. I write, blah blah blah. Really, it just looks like a lot. There are many days when I just sit around ignoring my motherly duties while I read Nathan Bransford's blog! But it's hitting me...I'm all over the place. So who's MY audience? I guess I'm hoping it's someone who dabbles in many things as well. Someone who has a crafty side, an introspective side, a non-house cleaning side, a side that loves Project Runway...you get the picture. I'm hoping that if you stumble upon this blog to read a post that follows some sort of theme, you'll understand if it takes me awhile to get back to that particular theme. My mind is not focused enough.
Perhaps that means I'm really only writing for myself again. I guess my audience is me. If your mind is also all over the place, please sign up to follow me. Then you can be part of my audience as well.
Posted by Vacuum Queen at 7:31 PM