Using Personality in Your Blog

“No one can ever duplicate your personality, the way you do business and your attitude towards other people.” – Problogger

cold as ice

Having been recently approached by well-known companies about Miseducated, I began wondering, “should I begin to write more seriously?” I’d always used my artist blog to write professional articles about Indianapolis.. and Miseducated was always used as my true self — how I act with my close friends. I often make up words and expressions all the while using slang, jargon and nonsense. My articles here are all that stands of my ‘blogging life’ anymore, but I wonder, should I tone down my character a bit?

Then I decided that’s what Miseducated is, being true to your self. Experiencing your life to the fullest.

I could always write less personally, but if I did that then I’d have changed everything I enjoy about what I do. I have written many serious pieces in the past both for education and personal purposes, they sit for months unnoticed in a folder marked ‘work’ and rarely see light. (I insisted as an undergrad that I could not write yet my professors adored everything I churned out.) I get bored easily and I must be doing what fuels my creativity. Thoughts onto paper. Sometimes unorganized thoughts onto paper but nevertheless, honesty and personality.

Go ahead and start a blog for hobby or sheer entertainment, see where it goes. In this amazing world wide web we all have the opportunity to publish our thoughts and work, if you catch the eye of others it can be endlessly shared and enjoyed around the world.

Get a move on

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7 Comments

  1. 1

    Fantastic post! I try to imbue some personal stories about my life so people aren’t just bored with reading how-to articles. You can get that anywhere, but it’s how you do it that makes you unique.

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    I have been wanting to spend some more time on my blog, lately. I want people to get a better sense of who I am, and not just my work. My work does represent a big chunk of who I am its my heart, but I want to show another side, and another aspect of my multifaceted self. I want to engage more with people, and learn more about myself through my writing. Now I only had like 8 more of me handy, I could get soooo much more of all the things that I want to do in this beautiful gracious life I live. I sleep 4 or 5 hours a day and I still feel the need to get more done, not out of pressure, but just out of the enjoyment and happiness of doing what I love…living. πŸ˜‰

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    Yeah don’t change the way you write, I love it! πŸ™‚

    I’ve been blogging for about 3 years now and I can see how I’ve changed growing up just by how the way I write changed… It’s a part of me. And honestly, sometimes I feel like there’s no other place I could say what I think just the way I actually thought it! No restrictions, I feel free! πŸ˜€

    xo

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    I imagine that in a perfect world, there would be no standard uniform, no standard protocol for how to behave at work. I imagine that everyone could just be themselves—and be loved (or hated) for it.

  6. 6

    I love these comments, you girls are absolutely amazing. I’m so proud of everything you’re doing.

    As for seeing yourself grow up through blogging, I had a personal blog since ’99 and when I re-read any of it it’s quite hilarious, haha.

    Love your comments. xoxo

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    I’ve been kinda dealing with this subject myself. It gets confusing these days because on one hand, I want to write for myself and on the other hand I want to make sure people enjoy what I write. I want to write for others but I don’t want to “sell out”. I don’t really relish the idea of starting up another blog either, because I barely have enough time to write regularly in the one I have. I feel like my poor blog sometimes has an identity crisis.

    Thanks for the insight and the links! *muah*

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