I guess I could address this “To Whom It May Concern”, but that’s just too impersonal and business-like, and I’ve been at work all day anyway, so who want’s that?
Or I could say “Dear Sir”, but if someone is actually reading this, that someone might not be a sir. Same thing for “Dear Madam”, and of course, now there’s a third option, but I don’t even want to go there…at least not right now.
Dearest Audience is w-a-a-a-y too familiar.
Hey, Gang!…too cheeky.
Wazup….definitely not my style, whatever that is.
How about…..hello. It isn’t catchy, or original, certainly not sophisticated. It is, nonetheless, heartfelt, down-to-earth, and, well, me. Now, the professional me, the one that wears a lab coat and takes temperatures spends too much precious time dispensing the collective wisdom of health and wellness to people who may or may not already know what they should do but don’t plan to do it. The wife/mother me tries to be encouraging, listening, and probably over-compensating. The facebook me is careful to not offend my “friends”, some of whom I don’t even know.
Those are all part of me, to some degree. But the blogger me, that’s just me. Not worried about offending, not trying to keep the peace, or even put food on the table. I write me. And therefore, “my” audience is anyone who might find themselves interested in, um, … me. Not my face, nor my resume, not my personal issues or political affiliations, educational degrees and certifications.
And sooooo…..for anyone who might think anything coming from me might be something that they might be interested in…