Want to learn how to make your blog unique? Read on… Blogs pop up and then disappear again off the blogosphere radar faster than we can keep up with them.
Some blog niches are still young and developing with very little competition, whilst others have become completely stuffed and totally saturated, or maybe that’s what we’re led to believe.
Just to go off topic, one of the things I absolutely love doing of a late evening, especially if it’s a clear night, is going out and sitting in the garden to watch the stars in the night sky… I could watch them for hours…
Just as there are billions of stars out there in our universe, there are millions of blogs in the blogosphere, and you wouldn’t say the universe is saturated would you? So I believe that the blogosphere isn’t saturated, just a lot more exciting as there are many new blogs waiting to be discovered, just as there are many new stars in the universe waiting to be discovered too.
So, there is nothing wrong with starting yet another blog on how to make money online, in fact it’s encouraging to see, just as long as that blog isn’t planning to play the same old bullshit record as the rest of the ‘make money online’ blogs out there.
If I had to share only 3 ways in which to make your blog unique and make it stand out from the rest of the crowd, it would have to be the following –
3 Ways To Make Your Blog Unique
1. Develop your own unique writing style, develop your voice
Having a unique writing style is like having a voice for your blog. People can tell a lot from the way in which you come across in your blog posts, so don’t try and create a false representation of yourself or even worst, copy somebody else’s style as you’ll never keep it up, instead focus on developing your own voice and your own writing style.
One of the things I enjoy telling people starting out in blogging, when developing a unique writing style is, imagine as if they had to talk to their audience like in a video blog, instead of writing to them in a blog post, how would they sound like? Would they be themselves, funny, calm, collective and so forth… or would they pretend to be someone they’re not?
Write as you would speak.
2. Always provide fresh alternatives
One of the challenges that comes with starting a blog in a competitive niche is to try and not play the same record as every other blog out there, in other words, sounding the same, writing the same old mundane repetitive generic rubbish, you know the kind, here are some examples –
- How to install WordPress
- How to get more traffic to your blog
- How to write a blog post
- How to make money blogging
There are literally tons of posts like these all over the blogosphere, why would anyone want to subscribe to your blog to read your version of how to write a blog post?
…Unless of course you can provide fresh alternatives, stuff that’s completely out of the box, unheard of, different and useful.
3. Have a ‘Unique thing’ going on
Finally, my last tip to make your blog unique is have a ‘unique thing’ going on that no one else has, it could be absolutely anything, a unique theme, a unique logo, a unique domain name, a unique way in which you write your blog post intros or what ever.
When you’re unique and different from everybody else in the big bad pond, people will remember you well.
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