Oh my God what’s going on? What’s that headline title all about… well firstly it’s about grabbing your attention and secondly it’s about how to succeed in blogging without becoming a serious jackass!
I’m not one for these kinds of posts but seriously, since when did blogging become too serious to have fun. I was inspired to write this post after reading a similar insightful post on BrandSplat.com, you can check it out here.
Don’t get me wrong, I want to succeed and I’m serious about blogging as many of you are, but let’s not forget about how blogging came to be. It never was about the money or the fame, forget the ‘how tos’ and ‘Top 10’ list posts and the endless tutorials on how to install WordPress or how to get traffic a gazillion ways.
Writing a blog is about expressing your opinions; I’ll repeat that one… YOUR opinions, your views, feelings, experiences, findings… the good times, the bad times and the ugly times. It’s about sharing all those things you know best and helping others find their feet, it’s about having a wicked sense of humour, having a unique character and not becoming a robotic nerd just bashing out posts to make up content just like everyone else, regardless whether it’s good or bad I don’t care.
One of the things I’ve realised now more than ever is that I want to be me when I write my posts, I want to continue writing great content, helping and teaching others and learning from others at the same time, but I want to do all that without having a chip on my shoulder, and looking back at some of the content that I have written in the past, I can honestly say that I’ve been too serious at times.
If you’re serious about blogging and want to succeed with it, I really do think that not taking things too seriously will help you plentiful.
So what about you? Do you prefer to be yourself on your blog, or do you prefer to become a sarcastic, tight fisted, robotic nerd bashing away at the keyboard? Let me know your thoughts, oh and don’t take this post too seriously either.
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