Today’s assignment: write and publish a “who I am and why I’m here” post on your blog.
Hi WordPress community!
My name is Amanda.
I am 20 years old and live/go to college in New York. I am a writer– I always have been and always will be. I love people. I love to read and watch movies. I love to learn. I use a lot of parenthesis.
Right now, I am trying to figure myself out– as in, I’m trying to figure out who I am as a person and where I fit in the world. I think that life is one big learning experience, and I am going to take what I experience and use it to shape myself as a person. Expressing myself through writing is something that helps me understand that and who I am in that way. That’s why my blog is called Amanda Under Construction— I am Amanda, I am under construction, and I am working to make myself better and learn new things every day.
On this blog, I’ve started to write about my own personal experiences and how they relate to the rest of the world. I do a lot of creative writing. I also write about college, movies, and television shows that I watch, as well as books that I read that inspire me, and pop culture.
I’d love to connect with fellow writers and pop culture fanatics, as well as personal bloggers! If you’d like to come on this journey with me, feel free to follow me or comment on my page. If you do, I’ll check out your blog too and respond!
(The other day I was talking my friend Sabina over at Victim to Charm ((she was the one who inspired me to start using WordPress and actually blog, so that’s cool)) and I asked her how she got people to actually read what she wrote and continue to be interested in what she was writing. I’ve kind of stopped sharing my posts on Facebook, my viewership has been low, my writing has gotten a bit more personal, and I want people to be interested in what I write because it’s good and they find it compelling, not because they know me and they feel obligated to read it. Sabina told me that she took a WordPress class called Blogging 201 ((Sorry Sabine)) when she first started, so I decided to take Blogging 101 just to kind of warm myself up, meet other bloggers, blog more consistently, and motivate myself to write.
So, here I am!
This is the first post I’m making for Blogging 101, so I’m just going to follow the instructions and see where it takes me.)