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You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.
Why do this?
- Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
- Because it will help you focus your own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.
The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.
To help you get started, here are a few questions:
- Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
- What topics do you think you’ll write about?
- Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
- If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?
You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.
Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.
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Published by Sens Sagna
Sens Sagna is a professional Senegalese dancer and songwriter, storyteller, choreographer and performer. Sens provides workshops, educational talks, and vibrant and inspiring live performances with his band Sens Sagna and the Kajamor Family. Sens originates from the Cassamance region of Senegal, West Africa and grew up in Gambia. Sens is known for his drumming and dance holidays and tours to Abené his home town in Cassamance. Cassamance has a strong history in maintaining culture through rhythm, song, storytelling and dance. Sens comes from the Jolla tribe and the Mandinka tribe. Sens performs and teaches both choreographed and freestyle dance, to rhythms from Jolla, Mandinka and Olof cultures.
Currently Sens provides regular dance classes and workshops; is artistic director and lead singer of performance group ‘Sens Sagna and the Kajamor Family’ as well as collaborating with a range of other artists at events throughout the country and overseas.
The Sens Sagna and the Kajamor Family band based in Manchester came together to create music. The band plays infectious afro reggae grooves, Afrobeat and raw African beats to create an unique sound in world music tradition.
Performances of note include:
London Olympics gala performance
Opening of Saint Mary’s Hospital Manchester in the presence of Her Royal Majesty the Queen
Moovin Festival 2018 https://www.facebook.com/moovinevent/videos/3076765785711766
Womad yearly since 2005 https://womad.co.uk/workshops/
Toured with the Lions of Africa
World Music Workshop Festival – Drum Camp 2018
Over 300 schools, Colleges and Universities
Abroad at numerous International Festivals (see Voices & Choices in Sudan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYyt5fQRgi0&fbclid=IwAR1V39PGsPUziBUNwx4MJ6ETbLMIQgD6zsS5LYqaYGn9i7AD-kWA-A6E1lA
You can see Sens Sangna’s work at the following sites:
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KajamorFamily/
Sound files- https://www.reverbnation.com/kajamorfamily/
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