Working with Keywords

I started my blog back in college for several reasons. One was to document everything happening in my life (like a diary for the world to see). Another was because I am a very creative person and love writing for fun. But a big reason, and one that inspires everything I do is to help the next person.

Life works in funny ways. Nearly four years after posting “Adjusting to Life Post-Grad” I get a notification that someone did a pingback and was interested to see that was all about. Turns out, a current college senior writes about how my blog post is helping her craft future posts and helped her feel that she is not alone in the anxiety she is experiencing about the unknown afte graduation. When we share our insecurities we find out we are not alone!

The author writes “I found a blog from a girl named Lauren who explained how she managed navigating the adjustment. More than just the content within her post, I wanted to analyze the way she conveyed her message and how to better my blog on similar topics in the future. She began by asking a question that validates the emotions by people in the situation she’s writing about. Which brings reader’s in and allows them to know they aren’t the only ones that are feeling the anxiety of leaving college.”

Caroline Crisler WRIT 350

Finding identity within my blog has proven to be a little more difficult than I anticipated. I want to write about topics that interest me but that can span from one end of the spectrum to another and my interests are unique to me and change with the season of life that I am in at the moment.

Because of this I sat down and made a list of keywords that apply to me in the current state of being that I am in:

  1. Sports
  2. Work
  3. College
  4. Graduation
  5. Post grad life
  6. Ole Miss
  7. Atlanta Braves
  8. Home design
  9. Anxiety and dealing with it
  10. Family

With this site, especially with it being so new, I looked up some of these key words to see what others who are interested in these topics are writing about and how they approached it.

Like I said earlier, I’m adjusting to the beginning and end of…

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