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The Alphabet Salad Connection

The theme of this month’s NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) challenge is Connect – and since that particular topic is rather near and dear to my social-loving heart, I thought I’d tackle a few of the writing prompts now and then as I blog my way through the month of July.

Sound like a plan? Then let’s go!

NaBloPoMo July 2
Do you write only for yourself,
or do you use your blog to try to connect to other people?

Hmmm, let’s give this some thought.

If I wrote only for myself, it would make far more sense for me to keep a private journal (whether handwritten or digital) rather than publishing my words here for anyone to see.

If I wrote only for myself, I wouldn’t bother setting up several different options for potential readers to subscribe to new posts.

If I wrote only for myself, I wouldn’t invite others to read what I’ve written by sharing links and promoting my posts all over social media.

If I wrote only for myself, I wouldn’t ask questions at the end of my posts in the hopes that you’ll join in on the conversation.

If I wrote only for myself, I wouldn’t care about building community by taking the time to respond individually to each of your comments on my posts.

So I guess it’s pretty clear that writing and sharing on Alphabet Salad is, for me, mostly about making connections with others. It’s a time-consuming, tremendously rewarding, labour of love – and I am truly happy and grateful that YOU are here to share it with me!

Is your own blog for yourself or for connection with others?
Please share!

NaBloPoMo July 2015

Ultimate Blog Challenge

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.