I am currently taking a Blogging 101 class through WordPress. Today’s assignment is to write a post to my target audience. Hmmmm…. Excellent challenge. Of course, first I must identify my target audience… I say I want to write movie reviews, and I do, but at the same time, I know there are a lot of movie reviewers already out there. I need to figure out what makes me any different. With my analytical mind, I feel like I see things differently, or break things down differently. Part of me wanting to start this blog is for me to practice writing to find my voice and see what, if anything, makes me different.
I find it interesting that in this post that I am supposed to be directing at my target audience, I am really just having a conversation with myself. I guess that says where I am right now, writing for myself…
Who do I really want to write for? Do I want to focus on film events in Houston with fellow Houstonians as my audience? I am very interested in Film Festivals and also wouldn’t mind focusing on those. (I participated in my first Houston Cinema Arts Festival in November and LOVED IT!) My ultimate goal is to travel around covering the different film festivals each year. Maybe that should be my focus? Up and comers? Behind the scenes?
I am finding it very easy to write this post since I don’t think anyone will read it. I speaks to the challenge of this assignment. Write to your audience is harder than writing to yourself.
I need to think about it some more. I will attempt to write a “real” post later with movie review or whatever it is I figure out I REALLY want to write about.