Today’s assignment: write and publish a “who I am and why I’m here” post.
I’m a Husband, a Father, a Christian, a Cook, a Graphic Designer, and now I’m trying to become a blogger. As to why I’m here, I haven’t really decided that myself yet. I guess the real reason why I created my blog was because I wanted to write down the memories that I have with my daughter, who is almost six months old, so that I can share them with her later. Most of the time, I try to write my blogs as if I were talking directly to her, except for entries that wouldn’t really apply. In a way, this is a milestone book.
Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
As I have started publishing posts, it has become more and more of my thoughts and experiences as a new parent. A way for me to share with the world my thoughts and feelings. I do it publicly because I want to contribute in some way to someone else. Perhaps even to my own children when they reach my age. If there is something that I have learned a long this parental path that can be of some use to someone else, then I will feel as if I have given back in some small way. Most likely, however, this will be a resource for myself, so that when I have my second, or even third child, I will avoid making the same mistakes.
What topics do you think you’ll write about?
Currently I have several categories I am writing in.
- 52 Reasons Why I Love Your Mom
- I want my daughter to know the importance of loving your life partner. These are weekly posts, that I publish on Fridays (or attempting to, as I’m still working out the kinks in my calendar) that are small blurbs about why I love my wife. You can find them under the Husband Category in the menu at the bottom of the page.
- Letters to Harvie
- These entries, which a lot of the time include videos and pictures, are written as needed and are milestones as well as thoughts that I want to share with my daughter, as the time is quickly passing me by. This are generally written as informal letters. To Harvie, from Dad.
- Words of Wisdom
- These are also informal letters to Harvie, but are specifically an important piece of advice I want to share with my daughter. I haven’t set a schedule for these yet but I would like to write one once a week, perhaps on a Tuesday.
Anything that isn’t in these three categories, are more general posts and would fall under the best suited category such as husband, father, blogger, cook, etc. As far as anything else I write on my blog, it is still very much up in the air. I am hoping this course will help me gain some clarity as to what else I would like to try to do.
Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
I have been using the WordPress reader, along with tags, in an attempt to connect with other new fathers, as well as experienced ones, to gain some insight, and/or inspiration. Along the way, I have found mothers, christians, cooks, among other bloggers who I have also come to love.
If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?
The only goal, as of now, that I would like to have accomplished throughout this year, is to establish a small blogging family that shares their thoughts, opinions, feelings, experiences, etc. I have another goal that has started to form, but I haven’t completely fleshed it out yet. If this blog is successful, another goal I may want to attempt is to create individual blogs for my other children so that I can personalize each and every one. Like I said I haven’t had a whole lot of time to give this much thought.
Hopefully this has been informative. I hope to see you out their soon. Be sure to like and leave your thoughts and comments below. If you have any suggestions of things you would like to write about, feel free to let me know. Otherwise follow me and watch my wonderful baby girl grow.