Back in April I did the Writing 101 course thorough The Daily Post. That was a nice experience and I can attribute much of my writing successes over the last couple months to that program. They are back now with a Blogging 101 course. Switching gears between fiction and blogging will be a challenge but we shall see how it goes. Let’s get started.
I’m already hard pressed to think of something clever after my HOA Wolf story so I’ll just answer these questions.
Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
I keep a personal journal as well as blog. The jitters of putting myself out there have been long gone for me. The things I want to hide are in the personal journal where they belong. No one is 100% transparent.
What topics do you think you’ll write about?
I mostly like to write things that make people think a little different about the world they live in and themselves. You’ll find a lot of monsters, ghosts and unpopular but necessary opinions on life.
Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
Free thinkers. You know what I mean. The devout Christian who isn’t afraid to sit in on a Wiccan Circle casting. The modern lesbian who can still appreciate the old school 50’s style of family dynamic. People who love clever stories and giving me some constructive feedback.
If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?
I want the power of the hive mind. There are authors on Facebook and Twitter who can query an entire legion of followers for answers. Just a simple query of, “Hey would should I have for dinner?” could yield upwards of 100 responses from ‘like minded’ individuals. That is better than Google if you ask me!
Ten thousand little Angels and Demons on my shoulders. That is what I would hope to have after a solid year of blogging and interacting with my readers.
Danny Machal June 8th, 2015