Monday, June 21, 2010
What is your Blogging Voice?
If we met on the street today and I told you who I was, would you like me or have some other opinion of me?
Would I meet up to the expectations you’ve made about me from what I’ve written here on my blog?
Would I sound like I do here? And what is that sound?
Am I sweet, or blunt, shy or really gruff, funny?
Have you thought about your blog voice and the person it creates? I know I tend to write in short sentences and sometimes not even full ones. Doing that can make me sound any different a number of ways.
What kind of voice do you want to present to the world?
I’ve been fortunate to meet some bloggers in real life and the first thing I do is try to match up their mannerisms with their online presence. Usually—it’s pretty accurate. But I’ve already formed an opionion about them before we meet.
That means some people I might not want to meet. I might be intimidated by them already. And who knows who we'll meet at a conference?
And isn’t that a shame? Because I could be missing out.
What kind of voice do you want your blog to show?