Wednesday, April 29, 2015
You (Elements of Blogging) #AtoZChallenge
Blogging about yourself can be a risky endeavor if you are looking for a far-reaching long-lasting audience. All-about-me blogging can be a bore to many readers if not handled in an interesting manner and sometimes self-revelation is not the best thing for you to be doing in relation to your professional life and personal privacy.
What I'm talking about is not memoir blogging or professional profile blogging, but more of a public peek into your private diary or your state of mind. Some of the blogs of this nature that I've read can be intriguing if not a bit discomfiting. There can be a titillating soap opera nature of such a blog, but after a while such a blog can seem to be going nowhere slowly.
Still, blogging about yourself can have potential if done correctly. My advice would be to devise some sort of purpose to what you are trying to achieve with your personal blog. Also I think in order to keep others interested you must find a way to connect with readers to make your own experience relatable to theirs. If the reader doesn't get what you are saying then you are likely to lose them fairly quickly.
A blog about you can work, but my suggestion is to proceed with caution, keep track of your audience, and be ready to change if you see the blog isn't working.
How much about yourself are you willing to disclose on your blog? Do you feel uncomfortable or intrigued when a blogger starts discussing very personal issues? Do you think egocentric blogs are overly indulgent?
Blogging about self:
Laughing at Life, 2 (about self during A to Z)
Kay Gets Crafty (also an A to Z me theme)