Day 4 – Ideal Audience

Day 4 –

Publish a post you’d like your ideal audience member to read, and include a new-to-you element in it.

This is actually more challenging than it seems, especially for my blog as it is. Originally, it was going to be called I on Food & Drink as in the business of dining, food and drink pairings are one of the objectives: “Try this Merlot with the roast pork loin” or a chef creates a dish to complement a certain wine. But then travel was going to be part of it as some of these amazing tastings happened on while on a trip. And then if you are travelling, then part of the experience is the culture or life of a place. It is easy for me to make the connections in my mind so that’s why it became I on Food, Drink & Life.  As I mentioned in a previous post, I hope that maybe one day I might spin off the “Life” part into a separate blog, that will have to wait until I find time to write some more of these posts.

I popped in the Blogging U’s course area The Commons and saw that there were several others who did feel the same way. We write about several topics as we’re interested a lot of  different things.

(Part of today’s assignment was to include a new element. I often post photos but have never included a video. Someone showed me this years ago and it appeals to my sense of humour 🙂 )

So while I don’t collect hobbies as is shown, I suppose I collect or dabble in interests – more like, Jill of All Trades, Master of None.

However, Blogging U mentor Michelle reminds us that

You might not write about one topic, but there’s no way your audience is everyone — you have a unique perspective, personality, and writing style and not everyone is going to be drawn to that. Your “ideal” reader might not be someone who cares about a particular topic, but it is someone with whom your point of view resonates.

That shifted the mindset of the assignment. Who would my ideal reader be?

I imagine my blog as a conversation with a friend: someone who enjoys good food and good drink, but isn’t a hardcore wine geek or singe malt snob and sometimes enjoys a little story with them. They are open to trying something new, exploring different flavours and sometimes new perspectives and ideas.

So grab a drink or snack, pull up a chair and let’s have a chat.

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4 responses

  1. I loved this and clever you including a video. I know how to link to a video but don’t know how to embed it like this. How do you do that? Am really going to try to collect a new hobby ie food! I have been using the same old recipes for ever and I rarely ring the changes when I go out to eat. This could be a whole new beginning for me!

    1. Hello Corinne,
      Thanks for dropping by 🙂 If only we could share a cuppa but I have to get myself off to bed.

      For embedding videos, here is the link: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/video-shortcodes/
      Good Luck!

      If you let me know what type of recipes you are looking to try – whether it’s a style of cuisine or particular dish – I will keep my eye open. I follow a lot of food – both professional and home cooks so I am sure I can link you up 🙂

  2. Love the description of your blog as a “conversation with a friend.” Great post and your blog is very inviting… like a glass of Pinot Grigio after a long day at the office. 🙂

  3. How I wish we could have shared that cuppa! I spent hours trying to emulate you and include a video, I loved yours, it was Adrian Brody? “The Pianist”? wasn’t it?? and I couldn’t do it! Ran out of time and posted without checking and somehow the link had worked on my ipad if not on my laptop! I will follow your suggested link anyway when I have less of a headache!

    As far as the main point is concerned, your blog, I think I have had a road to Damascus moment! I could become a foody! I am going on holiday next week and so will be eating out more often and I am going to experiment! Better late than never and you have inspired me. Will keep in touch. Thanks for the inspiration. Corinne

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