Platform Challenge Day 1: Define Yourself


I’m taking part in the My Name Is Not Bob – April Platform Challenge. I know I’m late. The challenge happened in April. But I just found out about this and I wanted to give it a go.

So, I’m taking the next 30 days to work on my image as a writer and a blogger. That’s what the challenge is all about, building a stronger platform online.

A platform is a way of getting your name and message out there. Every writer needs one whether it’s a blog, newspaper column, YouTube channel, etc.

In a nutshell, here are Bob’s instructions:

Day 1 of the Challenge

Define yourself.

Simple as that. You’re going to define who you are. Not who you will be or who you wish to be, but who you are right now. In a few words, describe yourself, your mission, achievements, current projects, etc.

Here are the questions. You can fill in your own answers, like I’ve done below:

Name (as used in byline): Lanise Brown

Position(s): Freelance Writer, Blogger.

Current Project(s): Four novels – The Timekeeper’s Journal, A Servant and Two Masters, Graythorn Manor, and Lovelorn. A couple short stories, a website, and this blog.

Skill(s): Creative writing, blogging, graphic design, and video editing.

Social media platforms: Blogger, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Triberr, Goodreads (does Goodreads count?)


Accomplishments: Well, none really. I had one article published on Yahoo News if that counts.

Interests: Faith (Christian), family, writing, reading, video editing, art and graphic design, piano, and music (pretty much all genres).

In one sentence, who am I? Lanise Brown is a Christian, a fiction writer, and forever a daydreamer.

And that’s about it for Day 1. Being able to define yourself is pretty important to setting up your platform. It’s the foundation on which everything else will rest.

Next, I’ll see what’s in store for Day 2.


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