How personal do you get with blogging?
Last week was so much fun. So many of you read and commented on the story of my husband’s journey on becoming a Physical Therapist. Let me just say that we feel so honored by you and your encouragement. If you haven’t read the story yet, let me personally invite you to. It’s called Never, Ever Give Up on a Dream.
There has been such a great response to this idea that I threw out a few weeks ago in an article called Blogging Tips – Let’s Get Personal With Blogging. That article outlines the importance of adding a personal flavor to your blog without drowning your valuable content.
Getting Personal with Blogging – A Personal Flavor
Almost everyone agreed that there should be a some type of, let’s call it, a personal flavor. Many had a different idea on the intensity of the personal flavor.
- Do you allow your writing to speak your personality? Or
- Do you share personal stories or photos? Or
- Do you video blog?
Before last week, I had always participated in the first grouping. Maybe I’d add something about the weather or my favorite recipe for coffee. However, I had yet to divulge anything that really invited my readers to know me.
I Am Not a Fan of Over Sharing
Come on, we all know that one family member that over shares on Facebook. You know, the one you no longer subscribe to. I’m sorry, but I do not want to be that person.
When getting personal pertains to our business – we really don’t want to over share about our personal life.
It’s Time to Get Personal
While I don’t want to over share, I did want to add more personal flavor to this blog. After talking with my husband, I decided to share our story of his journey to grad school. It was a long and hard journey, but like many of you said, the perseverance and determination was well worth it.
I chose this story with care, and I only wrote what I wouldn’t mind reading 20+ years from now. I didn’t share every detail either – just the important ones.
I Have to Say, I’m So Glad I Did It
One of the things I loved about sharing my story is when you shared yours. I loved reading your stories and getting to know you.
So, here is my proposal – Let’s take the time to get to know each other a little better. Will you comment below and attach a blog article that has your perfect personal flavor? Whether you share a story like I did or you added what you are drinking this morning, I want to read it.
Have a wonderful week everyone! 🙂