Some people believe in blogging formally. Now for blogs, like ones reporting on things like politics, economics etc. that can sometimes be alright. However if your blog is about almost anything else, you need to give it a personality, or it just won’t take off.
Formal blogs are dull to read. Work is formal, and you work to gain more informal time, right? So the last thing you want to be doing is writing a formal blog, as not only will you be bored writing it, but it will be boring reading it.
Blogging for fun? Like a formal tone? Fine, blog formally. Don’t like a formal tone or blogging for some sort of return on investment, like money, fame etc. then you really don’t want a formal blog, boring people doesn’t work, they won’t become loyal, they will just leave your blog.
Social media is a big thing at the moment – okay it’s the biggest thing on the internet. If Facebook were a country it would be the third largest in the world. Social networking is all about people and emotions. The reason that social networking is so popular is because it gives your computer a personality – well it displays your friend’s personalities in a digital form. Social networking is as informal as it gets. Facebook has the second highest traffic level on the internet, just after number one, Google, and Facebook is 100% personality and emotion, that kind of sends out some signals that personality triumphs.
How can you give your blog a personality?
Look at howtospoter.com as soon as you hit the front page, who do you see? Alex! I can’t think of a better way to show your blog has personality than sticking a picture of yourself, pointing at the navigation at the top of every page.
It’s not just that though, it’s also the way you write. Try to write as though you are talking to a friend, not as though you are writing a formal letter. Whack a bit of yourself into that blog post. Most of the blogs I read, I don’t actually read for the content, but more for the personality, and the feeling of community that you get when you go there.
Comments are another great way to add to give your blog a personality. Allowing comments on your blog is a great way to create a sense of community, and commenting on other blogs is a fantastic way to get your blogs personality out there all across the web.
Hopefully I have given this post enough flair to persuade you to change your style of writing (if you haven’t already changed) and hopefully I have also given you an incite into how I write. I have not always written like this though, and I have learnt the hard way that formality doesn’t (usually) work.
Thanks for reading 🙂 oh yeah and buy the way: basically, personality is king
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