Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Friends and Family (Elements of Blogging) #AtoZChallenge
Not everyone likes the idea of others blogging about them so if you are considering blogging about your family or your friends then it's probably a good idea to get their permission to do so. If you only blog about family or friends then you might be limiting your readership, but then again anything made interesting enough might keep the readers even if they don't know who you're talking about.
I have seen a few sites that blog about specific groups of people and the activities they are involved in doing, but these blogs are often limited mainly to the readership that has some interest in these people. If you know a lot of people who are spread out over a wide area then a friend or family blog is better than a yearly holiday newsletter as you can keep up with the news and add photos or even videos on an ongoing basis and allow for your visitors to comment back.
Most of this sort of thing is done on FaceBook or the like, but a blog is a perfectly viable solution as well and has the advantage of being better place to catalog everything. If you don't want the world to read what you've got to say then you might consider a private blog. I suppose there are a few private people still left in the world.
Fiction is a natural topic for blogging, but it's so prevalent that not much need be said about it here. A good many of you reading now are already fiction bloggers in that you are discussing fiction literature, offering fiction writing tips, or actually presenting works of fiction on your blog.
Would you consider offering a personal newsletter format on a blog directed towards your family or friends? Have you seen blogs with this type of info and are there any that you read? What are some other blog topics beginning with "F"?
Some fiction blogs you might enjoy: