Every blogger has a different style.
Finding your blogging style helps you to stand out from the crowd. But how do you find your voice? What makes you distance yourself from the herd? I admittedly change blogging styles from guest post to my blog because matching a blog voice resonates with audiences. The voice on Blogging From Paradise differs from the voice on BlogCD. Far from being a good or bad thing, different blogging styles make bloggers unique. Being unique draws readers who enjoy authentic bloggers.
Follow these four tips to find your blogging style.
1: Follow Your Fun
Do you enjoy blogging in a specific fashion? Take that path. Have fun to find your blogging style. Being relaxed allows your style to arise. Picture unearthing your writing voice by stripping away tension. Pick a niche you feel passionate about. Deliver blog content in fun fashion. Trust your joy. Allowing your style to unfold involves feeling relaxed, detached and chill in all you do. Follow your fun to find your blogging style.
2: Listen Closely to Feedback
Listen closely to reader feedback. Pat attention to observations. Readers often nudge you in successful, genuine directions through their honest feedback.
I found my blogging style by loving my journey and by listening to readers. People said they enjoyed my short, punchy blog posts, paragraphs and sentences. Readers told me I wrote boldly. Reading my bold posts empowered folks to blog with conviction. I noted this feedback and carved out my clear, to the point style on Blogging From Paradise.
Readers nudge you. Listen to your followers. Feedback often contains gems for finding your genuine blogging direction.
3: Never Mimic Bloggers
Avoid imitating top bloggers. Because mimicking top bloggers instantly removes any style of semblance of individuality about your blog. Bleh. Boring. If readers want Neil Patel and his style, readers simply follow his blog. Stop imitating pros like Neil. Allow him to walk his blogging journey. Walk your authentic blogging journey.
Of course, this post helps you to find “your” blogging style. Your blogging style will be different than any other blogger. Just like no two snowflakes are alike, no two bloggers blog in the same fashion. Never imitate top bloggers. Avoid following top pros in robotic fashion. SEO bloggers, heed this warning: adopting the same exact style and formatting as top SEO pros makes you look like SEO blogging sheeple, mindless, style-less, blogging copy cats. We ignore imitators to follow originals. Be you. Blog you.
Persisting is a totally underrated aspect of finding your blogging style. Part of creating a successful blogging mindset is putting in work and time to get clearer. Put in the time to slowly develop your blogging style. I evolve every single day as a blogger and I have blogged for 10 years. Good things take time. Persist.
Persisting allows you to get clearer on your blogging direction. Getting clearer simply gives you nudges to adopt more elements of your genuine blogging style. For example, most bloggers blog from bland, boring, 3rd party blogging voices. Why? This crowd has not persisted enough to unearth and face self-conscious fears fueling their boring blogging style. But persisting helps these bloggers unearth, feel and release self-conscious fears. Persisting allows your style to gracefully evolve over years.
Never box yourself in to one blogging style. We all evolve gracefully. Styles change. I formerly blogged in brash, in your face, more confrontational fashion because I buried fear and pain in my being. Facing and feeling these angry fears molded me into a more compassionate, kind, loving blogger. Versus being a bit snippier with my “tough love” posts, I just laid out lessons in direct but caring, gentle fashion.
A Blogging Geek from Paradise.
Ryan Biddulph inspires bloggers with his 100 plus eBooks, courses, audiobooks and blog at Blogging From Paradise.