In coming up with my own mission I found that answering that question opens up a world of issues--like, what niche am I in? Am I focused enough? Why do readers come here? Do I give people what they want? Am I writing just for me? It also makes me wonder, if my blog disappeared, would it be missed?
It took me awhile to craft the Bamboo Project mission. A few weeks, actually, as this is something I began thinking about when I started the 31 Day Challenge and made the pledge to get more serious about blogging.
I feared the arrival of this assignment because I've often felt that my focus here is "whatever interests Michele at the moment," something that's fine in a personal diary but not necessarily in a blog that aspires to be more than just about me. I knew that when faced with this task, I'd be forced to really think about what I want to achieve here and why I post day after day. And I wasn't sure I was ready for it. Apparently I was, though, as I did manage to produce something.
I'll write in a 31 Day challenge summary post about the process I used to arrive at my mission and complete my assignment. For now, I'll just share with you what I came up with. As always, feedback welcome.
The Bamboo Project Mission Statement
I blog to:
- Help people use new technologies to learn, grow and achieve success in a changing world
- Empower myself and others to learn and create on an ongoing basis
- Connect and engage with interesting people who are passionate about what they do
- Be the change I want in the world
- Have fun
- Make a difference
Update--After posting this and re-reading (for the 100th time!) I think I may still sound too vague and unfocused. Suggestions? Thoughts? What have any of you done for a mission statement? I couldn't find a lot of examples, but I didn't want to look too hard for fear of the "me too" mission.