To My Readers:

To My Readers:

Who are you?

Before I can write anything to you, I need to know who you are. At least, that’s the advice I’ve received from other writers and high school English teachers: know your audience.

Again, the question, who are you?

You may already know about me. I’m a bit of a rambler. I love Jesus. I’m a newlywed; married the first guy I ever dated. I drink copious amounts of caffeinated substances. I have morning issues (and am working through them). I can get pretty fired up. I have a degree in English Literature. I’ve never been a cable TV subscriber. And I am truly afraid of dolls and wind-chimes (yes, you read that correctly, dolls and wind-chimes).Happy Latte

We probably share lots of commonalities, but I know you aren’t my clone. I assume my writing appeals to women because I am a woman, but that may not be the case. Are you a woman? A man? Are you young? Youngish? Do you have a degree? Have you ever gotten in trouble for rambling? How do you spend your weekends? Do you have an endless list of DIY projects – thanks a lot, Pinterest – that you want to tackle? Do you know the difference between a gorgeous latte and all other lattes? What gets you out of bed in the morning? What keeps you up at night?

Writer and blogger Emily P. Freeman has a concept that building an author platform isn’t an effective way to build a writing community. She uses the imagery of building a bench, creating space where you can give your readers a place to gather and, simply, be.

What kind of bench, in Emily’s words, is Victoria’s Ramblings? My dear readers, who are you?

Always,
Victoria

 

4 Comments

  1. Bek on April 16, 2013 at 5:50 am

    let’s go with female, young, with a degree, definitely in trouble for rambling…or just talking! Weekends are for catching up and shopping 🙂 I get out of bed because there are commitments to be kept, and I stay awake because of a good book, a good talk, or Doctor Who. We won’t even talk about Pinterest! 😉 As a Seattlite, I should know the difference in lattes, but I don’t drink coffee, so I can’t even make you a latte. However, I make a pretty darn good mojito, and I’m practicing my root beer floats.

    • Victoria Wilson on April 16, 2013 at 12:31 pm

      I’d share a root beer float with you anytime, Beks!

  2. Camille on April 16, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Mother, not-as-newly-wed-but-still-learning-to-be-a-wife, young at heart. I have my degree and I’m frustrated by how little it has done for me since graduation, I wouldn’t classify myself as a rambler, but I do like to talk, I’m a Pinterest addict and it’s teaching me how to be more domestic, I couldn’t tell you anything about coffee except I prefer to avoid it. I’m more of a hot chocolate or tea girl. I wake up early to a puppy jumping on me and a baby chatting at me through a monitor. And I stay up late because it’s the only time I have to spend with my hubby anymore!
    Thanks for asking!

    • Victoria Wilson on April 16, 2013 at 12:34 pm

      Camille, it sounds like you’re a mama-on-the-go! Here’s to you and your husband being able to have many nights together 🙂 Thanks so much for reading!

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