Distilling Your Blog "Voice".
By SoMuchLove on January 09, 2013
What do I want to blog about?
Advisers such as Stanford from Pushing Social recommend that you should have one topic, one strong opinionated voice, for a blog to be a success. I have had several blogs in the last decade, the longest lasting for more than seven years.
My trouble is that I never seem to be able to settle many different topics of interest into one blog. You will see from my profile that I am a photographer and photography teacher, a student of sex, a lover of food and food blogging, and an avid traveler. According to Stanford's view, I should have at least four blogs, and narrow each one down to an even more focused audience: Beginner to intermediate students of wildlife photography; Middle aged women hoping to explore and expand their sex lives; People who love cooking from scratch with natural ingredients; American National Park afficionados.
I simply don't have the energy to commit to four blogs, though. Also, there's something to be said for just being a human, being.
You cannot distil who I am down to any of these interests alone. It might be easier for you to understand part of who I am. However, you don't get to know me. If anything has come of all my years of blogging it is that I realize that I want to be seen, to be heard, to interact with others and form wonderful strong friendships with other people. I hope to share these aspects of myself with you. I hope to be courageously vulnerable, annoyingly opinionated, and a general purveyor of delight!
Perhaps, then, my measure of success is in the quality of the relationships I form through blogging...?
I am looking forward to making new friends here. Some things I am wondering about:
Do you distil your "blog voice" down to only one or a few topics, or do you use it to express several or many aspects of your self and life?
How do you measure the success of your blog?
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