One of the exercises for my Blogging 101 course is to write a post that I hope my ideal audience will read. They say everyone writes posts with some specific person in the back of their mind and everyone hopes a certain kind of people will read their posts. Truth is, I have yet to come across my ideal audience.
As mentioned in the previous post, I started this blog for me, which leads to me not having discovered the right audience yet. A logical thing could be that the ideal audience for my blog are people that are like me. Problem is, that does not really narrow it down, as I am someone who likes a lot of different things. I am one of those people that gets obsessed with something for a few months and then moves on.
The most recent example of this would be rugby. Last Saturday was the final of the World Championship and I watched it live with my dad on the couch during dinner. After seeing what the game was actually like and how the players aren’t aloud to go against the ref, I now have a very strong urge to sign up for rugby. The month before that I decided I was going to learn Spanish, just because I felt like it. I kept up with it for a good month before I got bored and gave up and that is basically what happens every few months. I find something interesting, get obsessed with it, keep up with it for a while, get bored and move on. And it happens not only with sports or a language, but with a band or a hobby too.
So I guess that whoever feels the same, random fascination with things as I do will sort of automatically qualify as someone that could be in my ideal audience. They don’t have to be, but it’s a step in the right direction.
So to anyone that qualifies for my ideal audience: welcome, lets be random together.
And to anyone who doesn’t: welcome, be careful not the catch the randomness.