Honesty in Blogging…yep, not a fun topic to think about when you get right down to it. But how important of a question it is to really ponder and decide how honest we really are. Or how honest we want to be. Cause let’s face it, life is not always roses and rainbows, as much as we’d like it to be. Let’s delve further into this.
How honest are you when you blog? Are you a no-holds blogger? Or do you sugar coat things to make life more easier in blog land? Are you really who you say you are? This is a tough one to answer for sure. But let’s put all insecurities aside and ask ourselves “am I really being honest with who I am on my blog?”
The more honest you are, the more genuine you’ll be to and with your readers. When you become true to yourself, you will shine. Readers look for people they can truly connect with. When they connect with someone, they’ll keep coming back for more.
A few questions to ask yourself: What makes me unique and how can I showcase this within my blog? What can I learn about myself from blogging? How much of me do I want my readers to know? What issues am I comfortable talking about on my blog? Am I willing to give my opinion about those issues? How can I connect with my readers and truly be genuine?
At the end of the day, I think you need to decide what kind of blogger you are going to be. Are you going write funny lifestyle posts? Are you going to share the latest and greatest in fashion or beauty? Are you going to incorporate a little story with everything you share? How real are you going to be on social media? Are you going to share the not so pretty stuff? Or are you going to be very specific about what is shared or shown.
I don’t think there is anything wrong with any answers you might come up with. I do think it’s important for you to figure it out. Figure out your purpose and how much of you, you are going to add into your own brand.
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