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Be YourselfIt may sound a bit greedy and selfish, but there are times that you literally have to forget everyone so you can be an effective blogger. This is not an original idea, though. I just feel writing about this one. You know. I just feel like being greedy and write what I really want to write. So here it is. Below are some reminders how to write totally for yourself.

Ostracize people

If you are always worried of your reputation, then just quit blogging. Blogs weren’t created to make people worry. It’s pretty automatic and understandable that once you get into blogging (especially business blogging), you are partially sacrificing both your online and personal reputation. However, if you feel that there is nothing wrong with what you are doing or with sharing what you feel, and then you do not have to be worried of anything. Just be yourself. Temporarily forget the thought of being read by your relatives, close friends, bosses, and even by the online superiors in your niche. Ignore them and write for yourself.

Do not be afraid to be controversial, be brave

If you’re afraid to write about the controversial occurrences in your niche, then expect readers to tag you as a boring blogger. If you’re frightened to do such things, then just be confined with writing boring and monotonous “How to’s” “ And 10 Most” articles on your blog.

Break rules, create your own

If you’ll follow all master blogger Darren Rowse’s advices then you will end up being like him, losing your identity and becoming like a copycat blogger. Besides, Rowse is not writing to shape bloggers into his image. He is writing for himself, too! Break rules, create your own and write freely. Forget about experts’ opinion and write what is in your heart.

Sometimes, you have to forget your niche, swerve a bit and rest

You’ll notice that even A-list bloggers Darren Rowse and Jeremy Shoemakers’ blogs are not entirely about blogging. There are times when they have to pause for a break and tackle about the mundanities of life. Sometimes, we see Rowse talking about photography and art, and Shoemaker jesting about his knee and dirty toilet.

Remember the marketing 101 motto

Write for everyone and you write for no one, write for yourself and you write for everyone. So writing for yourself isn’t about selfish blogging. You still have to find your niche, know your target audience, and what interest them most, but for you to do this with ease and efficiency, you still need to find your own writing technique in blogging. The most liberating part of blogging is when you write outside the constraints of rules and norms, when you write with your own voice and style.

And if you don’t feel like following the set of “personal things” I’ve written here, then ignore it and write for yourself!

This article is written by Warner Carter. He enjoys writing about SEO, Marketing, and Website Development.


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    17 Comments

    • Animesh Roy

      Seriously I am touched by the opinions in this article. I also think that unnecessary worries are the major obstacle in anyone’s blogging career. I specially like your point “Break rules, create your own”, absolutely success doesn’t have any rules or formulas, It comes from restless & brave experimentation, trying different ways. Your first point “Ostracize people” is applicable for all bloggers. Sometimes the worry of maintaining reputation turns as the major obstacle in creativity of writing.

    • Dr. Robert Doebler

      I admire your unique perspective on this matter. Not everyone would be willing to try your advice out but all I can say is that you have guts. 🙂 That's some great advice! I think it's important to have a little bit of fun, even when it comes to working. If blogging is not fulfilling, then maybe we should just drop and find something else that will.

    • Warner Carter

      modivation is not always easy to come by in writing

    • TheDolt

      The post will definitely motivate young budding writers.

    • Warner Carter

      sometimes it's work to come up with something new and fresh, but it's worth it.

    • Ray

      Controversial and different is usually unique. Although, it might depend on how controversial the subject is. It can also bring traffic. I do get tired of the same boring things being done over and over again.

    • Sanam

      One of the best blog post I ever read across the whole web.! Thank you very much Warner for this inspirational post.

    • Rakesh Narang

      I was thinking about something like this for a long time now. People read blogs not just to get information, but to hear what that particular blogger has to say about that particular thing or event or whatever.

      Before starting to blog, it is important to be yourself and let your ideas flow. It doesn't matter if you are right or wrong, let your readers decide it for you.

      – Rakesh

    • Warner Carter

      thanks for the comments. A blogger must find his own voice.

    • sam @ goa carnival

      Nice one,

      Great things to do something extraordinary no doubt in that when we will write independently then many true and good things we can write which can become interesting for others and many readers will show their interest to visit on site and leave comment on that .

    • Suhanesh Madav

      Great words to inspire bloggers ..During my blogging journey I never worried about my earnings and traffic .Just continuing what i'm doing ..

      Thanks

    • Bharat

      Simply and clearly explained ! Must read for bloggers…bookmarked 🙂

    • Mark @ Organic SEO Services

      @ Warner

      For me, I had to find myself before I found my niche which was a little darker than I expected I might add…;)

      Now I blog for everybody…:)

      Great read.

      Mark

    • Melly Lifshitz

      The guy, Oscar Wilde,is a GENIUS. Blogging should liberate our thoughts not the other way around.

    • Namit Gupta

      Seriously, this article is a must read for every blogger. Awesome line – "Write for everyone and you write for no one, write for yourself and you write for everyone." Thanks.

    • Mahesh

      A wonderful article for bloggers I have ever read. We should write whatever our heart says, regardless of others.

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