Today’s Blogging 101 challenge is to write your tagline. Dang. Taglines aren’t really my sweet spot. Neither are titles. I’m not witty and I don’t know how to create catchy one liners. A tagline doesn’t have to be either of those things but that’s what I would prefer.
Now my mother, she can write a tagline. She’s a punster. A master of spontaneous creativity and humor. But that is neither here nor there because my mother will not be writing my tagline. (I texted her but she hasn’t responded.)
I started out with All Things Audrea because that is literally what this site is going to be until I figure out what I want it to be when it grows up. This blog is my attempt to carve out a place in this series of tubes where I talk about the only thing I have any real expertise on… Me. (Hi!) But that is a rather boring, tired tagline.
I had a blog idea once for a blog called, “Audrea Learns to Eat” with a tagline of “figuring out food is hard” so I tried that on for size. One thing that is very likely to be discussed on this site is how many foods I can’t eat. I have issues with dairy, eggs, wheat, spinach & bananas. I know how ridiculous that list is – I mean really, bananas? But there are a ton of food bloggers out there & I get tired of talking about my food issues so moving on.
I thought about starting a pit bull blog called “Bella, the Cowardly Pit” with the tagline, “life under the table” but I don’t know how much I have to contribute to the world of pit bull advocacy since I seem to be failing at growing a real dog. Mine, Bella, wants to be a bunny rabbit who snuggles with kittens & hides from the microwave when it beeps. While she’ll probably play a significant role in building my online persona, I don’t think I’m built to be solely a pit bull blogger & life under the table is rather boring if you’re not scared of all the things that move.
Idea # wait, I’m lost.
I believe my biggest issue with selecting a tagline is that I have a variety of ideas that I want to write about BUT as a social media and blogging coach by day, I know that niches are really where the best blogs are at. Finding your passion and blogging with authority is how to write a blog that someone might enjoy reading. But I haven’t landed on a niche so picking a tagline is tough.
And the winner is….
I eventually landed on “Learning how to be Audrea, one post at a time” because that’s what I’m doing right now.
I know “how” to blog but I don’t know how to build up my own brand. Well, I do know but I haven’t practiced it yet. I don’t know how to focus in yet. Eventually, I’ll have a blog with a purpose or a journal of all things Audrea – boring & disjointed as it might be. I’m learning, one post at a time I guess.
Are you good at taglines? Any suggestions for a better one? I’m open to feedback.