Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Who's Behind Your Blog?

Blogging is a very personal experience. When people land in your blog, they want to know who's behind your blog. This should be easy for them to find out, but it's not the case all the time. Here are some tips to make sure your readers realize who writes at your blog:

Tip #1: Write in First Person Singular

There are lots of blogs that are unnecessarily written in a way like the representative of a huge corporation is talking to you. These days, even companies prefer to assign one person in charge of their blogs and the person writes the blog as if he/she is talking to you personally.

So, the solution is to write in first person singular like you are talking to your friend on a coffee table no matter what the topic is. This way, your readers will notice that there's one person communicating with them and feel a lot more comfortable to communicate to you through your blog.

Tip #2: Publish an About Page

Analyzing my blog, I've realized that many people click on my about page to find out who I am. Have you ever noticed that you arrive at a blog and look for such a page to discover who the blogger is? Yet, you cannot find it as it doesn't exist! You get somewhat disappointed as you need to know who's behind the blog.

The solution is very easy: publish an about page and write extensively about yourself. You can write about your professional background, personal interests, business vision, places you've been to, prizes you've won, awards you've been granted to, contracts you've made, etc. All this will indicated who you are and your readers get to know you on a more personal level. Therefore, they feel closer to you.

Tip #3: Publish Your Photo

Names are quite varied and internet doesn't belong to one nation. Although you're reading this in English, it doesn't essentially mean that the author is from an English speaking country. Sometimes, you don't even know if the name refers to a he or a she. So, photos can help here.

You can publish your photo at your about page, sidebar, header, footer, etc. Just make sure you have your photo published somewhere at your blog to make yourself known to your readers so that they know who you are, how you look like, etc.

Tip #4: Include Your Professional Profile

Apart from your personal information, your readers would like to know who is saying what's been said. In other words, you need to inform them who you professionally are. You can mention:

  • Where you are graduated from,
  • What degrees you hold,
  • Where you're a member of,
  • What your accomplished projects are,
  • Which corporations use your services,
  • How many of your products have been sold,
  • etc.
Once you introduce yourself by providing the essentials at the above tips, you feel certain that your audience knows your blog author and can identify and feel closer to him/her.

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How to Use Blogs to Be Inspired for Blog Writing

Do not get me wrong as I don't mean to copy other blogs' content. Reading content on other blogs can be very inspiring as they help you find out what to write at your next post. Here is how you can use other blogs as sources of inspiration for your content creation.

Take a Point and Develop It

Sometimes you read a blog and enjoy it as it introduces several different points. You may already know them all, but there is something so important about one of the points that you decide to write a post on it. Besides, in some cases, it could help you write more than one post about different points you read at one blog post.

Write from a Different Viewpoint

The beautiful thing about the blogs is the fact that sometimes you find several authors writing about the same topic while all of them are interesting to read. The reason is that every blogger writes from his/her own viewpoint and injects his/her character into the content.

This is exactly how you can start writing about the same topic from your own standpoint. Your readers will also like to know what your take will be on the hot issue of the day. So, they read and react if it is engaging or challenging enough.

For instance, if there is a huge earthquake happening somewhere in the world and bloggers start writing about it from various guilds and backgrounds, you can also express your views. There are so many different subjects in helping the victims, supplying food, water and medicine that you can read a couple of posts and write half a dozen of posts via your inspiration.

Write an Absolutely Different Subject

Sometimes the post you read reminds you of something that could be absolutely different. Yet, you begin to think of something in your own online community, blog, group, etc that could be interesting for other members too. So, you start writing about the topic emerged at your mind.

It has happened to me several times that I read about the economy of a country and the influence of foreign investment in their market, but it occurs to me to think of a certain way of income generating method online. You may ask why it has happened to me. Maybe because I've been thinking of helping the unemployed people by arranging some online opportunities for them. Whatever the reasons are the outcome matters more to us. We can start writing blog posts in the realm of our blog topics by reading other blogs.

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