Are You Serious About Blogging? Then Lighten The Funk Up!

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.

265/365 I could kill my laptop

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.

Photo by stuartpilbrow

  • http://www.profitblog.com Raj

    In spite of my best efforts to be light and joyful, I do find that most topics just require utmost seriousness! But I do agree that at times we need to lighten up and offer some good humor to the readers.

    • http://www.magnet4marketing.net Fabrizio Van Marciano

      Raj, you’re right yes I understand that a certain level of professionalism is required when writing a lot of posts, but I also think we can easily become ‘robotic’ almost in the way we establish ourselves as bloggers, that it renders our true characteristics as out of sight. That’s why I feel it is imperative to combine the two together when we get the chance to write something that allows us to be ourselves, and a little humorous as well, like the post above :)

  • http://www.ptctrusted.com/ Ptctrusted

    Hi admin and nice to meet you.As a blog owner i agree with you.Blogging is about feeling,sharing informations,hepling other people about different topics,have a sense of humour and much more.If you combine all of above with a quality content i think that you will succeed.

    • http://www.magnet4marketing.net Fabrizio Van Marciano

      A combination of humour, resourcefulness and offering a different perspective on a topic can go a long way, I do agree.

  • http://401kcalculator.org Adams Reed

    Finally someone who actually spoke my mind. Blogs are supposed to be here to serve an entertainment purpose, informative one but it seems like everyone is so over concerned about making their personal blogs their cash cows that they forgot how to have fun. Also have you noticed lately that there seems to be a pattern in whatever everyone is bloggin about. No one is willing to think out of the box, no one is taking the risk to blog about something which is about of their zone.

    • http://www.magnet4marketing.net Fabrizio Van Marciano

      Adams thanks for stopping by and welcome to the blog; you’re absolutely right yes I have noticed that indeed. There are a lot of topics that have been exhausted with the same pattern and I’ll put my hands up and admit that even I’ve been guilty of the odd one or two in the past. Thinking out of the box is something I want to be able to do a lot more in my blog and it’s one of the things I’ll be doing a lot more in the future.

  • http://wholebody-cleanse.com/ Alison

    Hi, Fabrizio! Sometimes when I think I make no money I start to question if I’m spending my time wisely. But it’s not only about that, indeed. Blogging about what I like makes me feel I spend my time in a meaningful way. It makes me happy :)
    Alison

  • http://lowerpricebabyswings.com/ Erica

    Hey, Fabrizio! Ypu’ve put a big smile on my face. Good to start the week a bit more relaxed, not obsessing over the 100 items on the to do list, lol.
    Erica

    • http://www.magnet4marketing.net Fabrizio Van Marciano

      Hey Erica, lol, that is some list, well as long as you have a smile on your face you can work your way through a stress free day, have a great week :)

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    Honestly It is the best blog & post also . i just feel awesome information you have been spreading. apart from it . as we know that blogging is the feeling, sharing & helping is the main motove so i think you are doing great & valuable job. just keep in posting.

  • http://www.misdiasfertiles.net Ana @ Dias Fertiles

    Oh, I couldn’t agree more! I sometimes get sick with people boasting with how many years have been blogging and how great their authority is when it comes to blogging. I respect their efforts and the time invested.
    But if that’s one blog just like million others out there and if it sounds like a textbook without pictures – then I don’t care abut their reputation or expertise . They’re not getting to the readers.

  • http://www.wisemindedreviews.com Marc

    All I have to say is I just bookmarked you lol…
    I’ve checked out some of your other post and I really
    digg the things I’ve read…

    but…

    I’m soon starting my blog and I’m going to be myself, which is
    giving advice and sharing knowledge with a slightly silly, fun, energetic
    type of personality! : )

    I do want to say that being serious is not a bad thing because I believe that it strongly shows you care about the readers and subscribers. Now being serious all the time is different lol Not recommended lol

    • http://www.magnet4marketing.net Fabrizio Van Marciano

      Being yourself is essential in blogging, when I started blogging I struggled with this and almost put on a mask to my audience, I felt as if I wasn’t being my true self because I wanted to tread carefully. Although I’m still treading carefully now, I’ve thrown the whole ‘being someone I’m not’ attitude out of the window, and when I comment on posts or reply to comments or write a post even, I’ll be 100% myself. Do this and you’ll go a long way in building great relationships with your readers, honesty is the best policy, and blogging should be about having fun and adding a little humour from time to time, but being serious at the same time.