I’m running down the home stretch. With a majority of my “writing” done for my capstone project, I am faced with perfecting my “engaging project introduction.” Since my project is a blog that has the potential to be continued after the capstone course ends, I want to create a project introduction that truly introduces my site and its purpose rather than rambling on about how this is something I did for a class grade. I plan to share this blog about women and their experiences working in sports with my Twitter circle that includes women across the industry as well as with friends and family. I want my project to tell these important stories about women in sports so well that others, even people I do not know, choose to contribute to my site through my “Your Story” page.
In order to introduce this site as a project for my writing minor, for the time being, I have a pop-up that shows up on my website when someone visits that explains the context of the creation of this project. I haven’t decided if I will choose to keep this feature permanently or not.
Currently, I am just struggling with sounding credible in my project introduction. Current feedback I’ve received suggests that I not only explain that this is a blog for women in sports, but also why one needed to be created — the “problem” that my site aims to offer a solution for, if you will. I think adding this extra context will be helpful for site visitors. I am also struggling with how much of a first person approach I want to take in the description. After looking at a model and inspiration I have used for my site, Sparkles and Sports (which was founded by one of my interviewees), I am torn between making the intro more personal to myself like Katie and Olivia did or keeping it a little more applicable to everyone. In other words, do I want to be using phrases like “I/Ashley created Sport’s Superheroes because…” or “Sport’s Superheroes was created to…”
See the difference? Anyway, I hope to figure it out soon.