Purpose, Readers and Context

St. Augustine writing, revising, and re-writin...

St. Augustine writing, revising, and re-writing: Sandro Botticelli’s St. Augustine in His Cell (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


I found today’s topic in my text-book and thought I would share it with you 🙂

Purpose – what is the purpose of my writing?

Readers – who is going to read my writing and what do I know about them?

Context – what is the context of my writing?

There are many “purposes’ for my blog. First and for-most is to write often. I also write because I have things I want to express; some days more than others. I don’t talk to many people during the day so writing is a form of expression for me. I get a buzz from engagement with others as well. Sometimes I want to express an opinion or tell a story.

Who are my readers? Well, YOU are! There are obviously millions of people in the world accessing their computers in this 24 hour period. Not everyone reads or writes blogs but there are still LOTS of people out there who can potentially read my blog. This is the global community that we are part of. Not everyone speaks English and some people may not be interested in the topics I cover. The Statistical map is fascinating as I discover people in all parts of the world reading my blog.

Context: The context of blogging strikes me as being very flexible. It is current, live and accessible to anyone with a PC and internet connection and some computer literacy. It is also fairly informal.

Would you like to comment on why you write in your blog?  Do you have some ideas how I can reach more readers? All feedback is appreciated.




3 thoughts on “Purpose, Readers and Context

  1. I find the map thing fasinating too. How some guy in Ghana stumbled on my Blog is a mystery to me. One of the things I most like is feedback through comments which is a great way of finding out how you connect with your readers. One of the things I find odd, but which does happen, is that people click the “Like” button but don’t bother to comment. I’d rather have a comment than a Like if I had to chose between them, although I like both

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