That is one half. The other half is when I’m building a story. Again with the “How do journalists do it”. I want to try and profile businesses, for example there is a store that just reopened right near where I work and I thought it would be a great idea to write something up about them. What they do, who they are, etc. but I can’t seem to bring myself to ask them and here is what I think is the reasoning.
I am a blogger and I am not ashamed about that. How many other people have the courage to write there life out on digital paper but when it comes to explaining it to people what it is I do, I suck. For some reason, and maybe this is only partially true, I think most people do understand what a blog is. So if I am suppose to sell ad space on one how in the heck do I do that. Sometimes I have to resort to calling YkOnline as a online Newspaper, which it definitely is not. I would love to find an explanation that not only explains to people what it is but also gives them the feeling that this website is worth something. Maybe I should ask the 300+ people who read it daily.
Readers, the few over here, how would you explain YkOnline to someone who doesn’t blog. How do you explain your blog to people? Is it as awkward for you as it is for me?