Hi, I’m Laura. I’m a teacher and an author. I’m an encouarager, too, which is helpful because I work with teens.
Alas, I am also a online Lurker. I will faithfully follow a forum, but am reluctant to comment or engage. Tell you what, in today’s social media world being a Lurker is not a bonus! So I’ve been learning to step out and join the conversation.
Here’s the thing about fiction writers: we often hide behind our stories. If you read my books, what you will learn about me is a lot. My characters allow my snark side to emerge! But in the harsh light of real life? I’m guarded and careful, thinking too much before I speak.
But a blog is supposed to be personal. It’s also supposed to be interesting! What if I have nothing? Ha, during the next 35 days we’ll see what I come up with.
And then there’s my Blogging Personality: The Star. This is not my idea! Jeff Goins identified encouragers–whose message is “I did this and you can too!” –as having a personality-driven blog. He calls this being a Star. Seriously? As if I were, like, a Kardashian or something?
Curious to see what kind of blogger you are? Here’s the link to the webinar replay: The Five Most Powerful Blogging Personalities and How to Identify Yours. I highly recommend Jeff’s blog as well.
I’m releasing a book in October, this time under my own steam as an indie author. Am I ready? (Is ‘kind of’ even an answer?) So I’ll be blogging about that too.
For me, autumn is about new beginnings, so this challenge has come at the right time. Thanks so much for stopping by!