In addition to participating in NaBloPoMo, National Blog Posting Month, I am also a student in WordPress’ Blogging 101. My hope is that both will not only encourage my creative juices to flow upon your screen, but give me mad blogging skills.
My first assignment: Write and publish a “who I am and why I’m here” post.
I’m going to take the journalistic approach by answering the “interview” questions posed in this assignment.
- Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
Well, Violet, I have spent the last six months on a creative journey to recapture my love for writing, and the last year getting to know myself. There was no “finding myself” for I have been here all along, dulled down by alcohol and bad brain chemistry. Due to consequences both chosen and fate-based, I’ve lived an interesting life. I probably will still keep a personal journal for rants better off not shared, but this blog is where I can share the personal loquaciously.
- What topics do you think you’ll write about?
I chose a simple name for my blog, Sober & Single in Med City, because those are the main topics I plan to write about; my struggles with alcoholism and dating in sobriety. Med City is a term chosen because it is both literal (I live in a city known as “Med City”) and simply describes my mental health. Twenty-one months ago I was diagnosed with Bi-Polar II ,managed by meds and therapy, which I openly discuss on my blog. I’m sure I’ll write about more than these three subjects, but those are the foundational stories I wish to share.
- Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
Honest, open people who can relate to my stories, those who may be struggling with recovery (be it eating disorders, addiction or mental health, ect.) and eloquent writers from whom I can learn. Really anyone who connects with my stories due to the subject matter or simply enjoys my writing.
- If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?
If successful, I will be producing quality posts I publish at least three times a week. Perhaps I may have essays or articles suitable to other places of publication. I will be confident in my mad blogging skills, and have a followship of 200 or so readers who are not just unknown avatars, but web friends.
- What are you not telling us?
Violet, are you interrogating me? Well, what will not show up on the screen is my huge, bubalicious laugh, but hopefully my humours spirit will be shown through my words. Also, I am a HUGE geek, which I’m sure will be revealed in my posts.