One of the best things about blogging is that you get to share your personality, ideas and interests with the world! Your blog should reflect who you are as an individual so that your readers can get to know you. No matter how specific your interests are, most likely there is at least someone out there who will be interested in the same thing. Blogging helps you make those connections.

Before you start your new blog, you need to think about what aspects of your personality, and what kinds of ideas and interests you want to share with the world. You don’t need to share everything about yourself, in fact that’s probably not a good idea.

Remember this:

Spend some time thinking about what would be appropriate to share, what other people might be interested in, and what things can promote a positive image of you and YIS.

To do this, we will be creating mind maps using Inspiration to brainstorm our best ideas and to provide some potential topics for future blog posts. Later, we’ll be sharing our brainstorm on our individual blogs, so make sure it’s well-organized and easy to understand!