What Type of Blogger Are You?
Did you know that in the land of blogging there are actually different kinds of blogs and bloggers?
Probably news to some of you, especially if you don’t have a blog yourself. But that’s okay because today I’m going to share with you just that … So, if you’re not blogging yet, but working your way towards doing so then hopefully the information I share here today will help you choose your style, type and get you started on your very own blogging journey. So, let’s get started, shall we …!
The very first thing you want to do before you even start writing up blog post ideas is to identify what type of blogger you want to become. One of the most common questions you might be pondering if what types of blogs are most popular? However, it’s not about what’s popular BUT what you want to write about. If passion isn’t involved and you’re writing about topics you could really care less about, then what’s the point?!?!
So, start by identifying the niche you want your blog to fall into. Some examples include:
- Foodie experiences;
- Music, movies and/or other entertainment;
- DIYing (re: arts, crafts, wood/metalwork, etc.);
- Finance and/or politics;
- Fitness and/or sports;
- Lifestyle (re: arts, culture, news, travel, etc.);
- Business (re: casual communication, education, resources, etc);
- Personal (re: experiences, adventures, day-to-day life, etc.); and
- Professional (which means they do this for a living).
The list I just shared with you barely scratches the surface, but you get the idea!
Now from there … you must buckle down some topic ideas. I am going to use myself as an example …
I write a blog that coincides with what I do here in my business, Virtually Untangled. Meaning my writing is less focused on myself, as it would be for a professional blogger, and more focused on my business, my niche (graphic/web design and productivity/organization – VA side) and the industry as a whole (from one entrepreneur to another). Just like this post you’re reading right now!
Bloggers just like myself also use their blogs as a form of marketing; to gain more exposure, traffic and ultimately more leads/customers. This is very important to note for yourself, depending on the niche you choose of course.
Once you get everything all figured out and you’re ready to launch your shiny new blog, you really need to make sure that you future-proof it in order to ensure there won’t be any roadblocks along your journey. Your vision needs to be long term and your posts need to be interesting, insightful and purposeful. Because whatever you do today will impact your entire online presence tomorrow.
I also wanted to mention one last item; microblogging.
If you’re new to the world or blogging or have been doing this a long time but tired of writing long posts, there’s the option to create a microblog. Now, you can do this each and every post OR just toss a few in between to change things up a bit and keep your audience on their toes.
What is microblogging you ask ..?
Microblogs are known by the small pieces of content they produce. The content can be text, pictures, an infographic or even a short video. It is a really great way to communicate as the blog has more of an organize feel to it. And of course, loved by your audience(s) as they are short and easy to consume. Especially if time isn’t on their side!
Here is a fun ‘lil infographic that goes through how much data is generated every single minute of every single day, thus showcasing the importance of microblogging and the frame of mind “get to the point” that our audiences are looking for …
Hopefully this post will help you choose your type, so you get started on your blogging journey sooner rather than later. I wish you all the best on your writing adventure and if you happen to get stuck or have any questions please feel free to touch base at any time. I’d be glad to offer some insight and/or help you write.
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