Today's WFMW is all about blogging tips. Be sure to check out the links over there - you'll find all sorts of helpful info!
When I very first started blogging, I e-mailed Kristen at We Are THAT Family and asked her for any suggestions for my blog. She graciously answered and gave me some great advice! In that message, she mentioned that it had taken a few months to find her *voice* on her blog. That stuck with me. I do think I found my *voice* after 3-4 months of blogging, but you could certainly find yours much faster!
If you take the time to think through some questions, you can start to find your *voice* whether you're getting ready to start a blog, finding your way as a new blogger, or changing direction on an established blog. Here are some questions to consider:
~ What is the purpose of my blog? (journal, professional, resource, humor, inspirational, etc.)
~ Who is my target audience? (friends, family, industry, moms, Christians, etc.)
~ What is my relationship to my audience? (friend, teacher, mentor, expert, coworker, etc.)
On my blog, I write in the voice that I use to talk to friends. I like to think that when you stop by here, you are stopping over for coffee or tea (and chocolate!) and we're chatting. That's why my writing ain't always gonna be grammatically correct! ;) And you'll find me throwing in an LOL here and there along with a :) and an incorrect use of ... for a pause. Of course I don't actually say "LOL" in real life, but I do laugh a lot and want to convey that!
My voice has changed a little over time. It's the same friend *voice* but with a little more knowledge and confidence. We do change over time! If our blogs are a reflection of us, then we should expect our blogs to change over time as well. That's OK!
Do you read certain blogs just because of the *voice*? Have you found your *voice* on your own blog?
Be sure to stop back at We Are THAT Family (written in a warm, friendly, humorous voice) to see other great blogging tips today!
Have a beautiful day friends!