Got Blog Personality?

blog-personalityCreating your blog personality is generating a unique voice.

Yours.

Your blog personality makes a statement of clarity and gives you an opportunity to write in informal, chatty, ordinary feelings using words and content that makes your blog site more likable and, well, more “human”.  There are several different blog type personalities. What’s yours? It could be a controversial style or an effective wordsmith is just among a couple. I like what to follow the ideas of this quote by Stephen Covey…

“Seek to understand then to be understood.”
– Stephen Covey

To ensure your blog personality is aligned with your brand personality across other social media platforms could include maybe not putting out so much self-promotional content.

Remember to think ‘niche’ and

Post in a way that resonates with all  personality types within your niche community.

I’ve read and also found it true that positivity and confidence work really well for me and my clients. Not so much on the ‘me, me, me’ talk.  Why?

Because your visitors and would=be clients won’t read past your first paragraph before they click to exit your site.

Yet…after saying that…

You do want to have an influential, leading personality online.

Since most posts are to help others solve a problem, get ideas, have new thoughts:

==> As an inspirational, or influential voice, you’ll have the opportunity to help others think or act in a new way. Helping them get where they want to be. That’s huge!

You may enjoy this post  Are You Ignoring Your Community?  Because if you’re not paying attention to your community, who they are, what they want, and what they’re saying – You won’t connect and they won’t pay attention to your online voice, anyway.

You blog and online personality as an inspirational voice can be done as you aim for their heart, through…

  • How to posts.
  • List Posts.
  • Total or General Guide Posts.
  • Resource Posts.
  • The What If Posts.

Then, how do you develop your blog personality even as you write to that specific person visiting your blog?

  • By experimenting and developing your own style.
  • Show your personality and character.
  • Tell stories, have fun. Stay on point and be focused.
  • Be conversational.
  • Know what your blog’s goal is.
  • Understand what makes your blog different, unique.

Experiment and have fun. Don’t worry about getting things right. Just write, publish, and promote. You’ll get better and better.

Because you want to learn the most effective ways to get your message out there with ease, sincerity, and enjoy the process.

  • Even as you help others experience your process.

Writing with your voice, your blog personality, is a skill you’ll get overtime. And, it will start to shine through everything you say.

So, attracting and keeping your audience’s interest has as much to do with your style and quality of your writing as what you have to say.

Creating authenticity and integrity with your own voice and blog personality is always your goal.

– It’s earning the trust of your readers.

– It’s not perfection. 

Enjoy the process.

And do let me know what you thought of this post in the comments below!

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    • January 31, 2015 at 6:35 am
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      Thanks so much Ruthanne – glad to be of help 🙂

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  • January 30, 2015 at 9:14 am
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    I love writing and reading blogs. It is like meeting different people everyday. I love all of the different styles of writing that all of the bloggers bring out, along with their wonderful personalities. Thank you for sharing the wonderful tips!
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  • January 30, 2015 at 9:17 am
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    Great post Donna. I’ve been toying with this idea on my site and I’ve found that spending time writing stories (not for the site) and reading others’ has really helped me to find my personality in my prose.

    There’s still a long way to go though and I think that developing a writing style isn’t a skill that will likely ever stop growing.

    Thanks,

    David
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    • January 31, 2015 at 6:26 am
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      Excellent, David – I can see how that helps – our reading and writing style and voice does seem to be found the more we practice and read what and how others do it.

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    • January 30, 2015 at 5:24 pm
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      I’ve noticed that also – for a few reasons, right? Thank you, Terry for your note 🙂

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    • January 30, 2015 at 5:23 pm
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      Thank you, Kandas – I like using the ‘what if’ subject lines for my emails, also

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    • January 30, 2015 at 5:22 pm
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      I am thinking it does – I enjoy your info and it has the feel of a lively and fun site, Kristen! Thank you for your note

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    • January 30, 2015 at 5:21 pm
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      Right on, and thank you for your comment 🙂

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  • January 30, 2015 at 2:11 pm
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    There’s something both natural and unnatural in the process of getting your personality to flow through your blog.. sometimes I write and the words and my personality flow onto the words. Other times, I find myself feeling like I’m not ‘myself’. I never realized until I read your post… I need to pay better attention to what makes me feel this way… maybe it’s writing about things that I don’t necessarily care about.
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    • January 30, 2015 at 5:20 pm
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      Well – I am so glad that I was of a bit of help, and I can certainly identify with what you are saying – thank you, Ronnie

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  • January 30, 2015 at 4:12 pm
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    This year I am experimenting with my blog personality. I want to teach my readers, make my readers hungry, and help them to learn what I wish I had known.
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    • January 30, 2015 at 5:19 pm
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      I just read your Banana Pudding Crunch post – and it did indeed make me want some – Thank you Aimee

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    • January 30, 2015 at 5:18 pm
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      Thanks, so much Maureen – glad to see you here again – I so appreciate that

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  • January 30, 2015 at 7:08 pm
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    Hi Donna,

    Thanks so much for the little burb above 🙂 And of course for this fantastic post! Much appreciate all of your value and sharing my comment….thank you! You know I love what you share 🙂 This post had so many AHA moments for me lol

    Big hugs,
    Joan
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  • January 30, 2015 at 11:39 pm
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    I instantly thought of two bloggers when I read the title question. A blog personality does pull me back to visit again, for sure!

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  • January 31, 2015 at 5:40 am
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    Great tips! I’m always looking for ways to keep my readers coming back! Now if I can keep them coming back on SM I would be thrilled! lol

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    • January 31, 2015 at 6:56 am
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      Thanks so much, it is always a fun challenge, right? Glad to you stopped by and commented 🙂

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  • January 31, 2015 at 6:56 am
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    Great post! Very good and very valid points! I’m not sure my blog has personality, but I’m working on it and it’s my goal!

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    • February 1, 2015 at 7:07 pm
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      I know, we just keep getting better – I hope 🙂 Thank you for your comment 🙂

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    • February 1, 2015 at 7:04 pm
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      Thank you – I couldn’t agree more.,

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    • February 1, 2015 at 7:04 pm
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      Thank you, Icynena 🙂

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    • February 1, 2015 at 7:03 pm
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      Yes, Melissa – some bogs I think oh well – and others I can’t wait to see what they have to say – maybe even the same topic. Thanks. for your note 🙂

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    • February 1, 2015 at 7:02 pm
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      Right, Aisha – that’s what I was noticing and why I wrote the blog – great that you noticed 🙂 Thank you

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  • February 1, 2015 at 9:01 am
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    Such a great article with useful information. I love blogging a lot & reading & writing & sharing them all around. I agree it is very important to express your personality to get connected with the visitors.

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    • February 1, 2015 at 6:55 pm
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      Glad you saw my points and agreed, Chrystal – thank you 🙂

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  • February 2, 2015 at 8:00 pm
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    While I like to show my blog personality, I also don’t like to expose too much of myself or my family. I love sharing my ideas and recipes though.

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