If you can dream… —> Then you can blog.
If you can tell a story… —> Then you can blog.
If you have opinions & passion… —> Then you can blog.
If you can answer your readers questions… —> Then you can blog.
(Were almost there!)
If you enjoy categorizing, critiquing, creating & managing…guess what? —> Your ready to blog!
Well here we in week 2 of my first book series. Just to refresh I have started to read the book: Born to Blog by Mark Schaefer & Standford Smith. I received tons of great feedback from last week & it made me very anxious to share what I have read over the past few days! This week I read chapters 3 & 4. Now remember I am not going to share everything that was discussed and written (that is for YOU to do on your own time!) I will be sharing what I thought was most important or what MY biggest take away was. So what was it?
If you couldn’t already tell from above, this week was all about “Can you blog?” Well there is a simple…YES anyone can blog! That’s it. Post over.
Kidding your not getting away that easy. There is a good chance you are sitting here right now and still have no idea what your purpose is OR if this whole blogging thing is even for you. Well let me tell ya something, ANYONE is capable of having power on the web. Mark & Standford even used those exact words in chapter 3.
Anyone can produce posts & be a blogger. Whether we are good at it or not every single one of us have the capability to create writing material. BUT the number one thing that sets you apart (or at least in my opinion) from everyone else is PERSONALITY. You need to find your voice. No matter what you are discussing (business, recipes, DIY projects, makeup, fashion, etc) you want other bloggers & readers admire what you are talking about so they will want to come back for more!
Who are you?
Who are you at this moment in time?
People wanna know YOU.
The web is crowded and YOU need to stand out.
Can you do that?
When writing your next post DO THIS simple task. Always, always, always relate whatever it is your discussing to a personal or unique experience. It can be difficult but adding a personal touch sets you apart from the other person who may be writing about the same exact thing. Someone may connect with you over the John Doe. make sense?
P.S. If you couldn’t already tell PERSONALITY means everything to me and my writing! 🙂
P.S.S. Please keep your book recommendations coming! See ya next Tuesday!
Brooke Ashley xoxox