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July 1, 2012

Are You Going To Put This On Your Blog?

When I read someone’s blog posts, I love to see a part of their personality interjected into it. To me, it makes whomever is writing the blog, more of human being. Informational posts go a long way when I can see a piece of their life mixed in. After all, we are human beings behind our keyboards. We don’t all need to be comedians, but having genuine thoughts as opposed to blathering on about how we should buy your stuff, is irritating to a reader, and will most likely cause them to click off quickly. Say that five times, fast!

What I love seeing in a post:

  • Personality
  • Humor
  • Information/Advice
  • Achievement
  • Goals
  • Interaction

What are some things you can say inside your posts that might attract someone? Think of something hilarious that happened to you that you can relate to your post. Try to step away from the force of having to write something, just to have a post. Make it poignant and original. We want to know you have a beating heart behind our monitors.

What I don’t like seeing:

  • Sell! Sell! Sell!
  • What your cat ate for dinner, unless it was the next door neighbors dog.
  • More selling.
  • Sympathy junkies.
  • It’s All About Me!
  • No connection, or interaction with other bloggers.

There it is. I’ve said my piece, and I feel vindicated.

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7 Comments »

  1. I agree, wholly. Just started blogging today.. Lol

    Comment by kimmybearxx — July 1, 2012 @ 8:07 pm | Reply

  2. Agreed! I like reading a blog post that makes me wish I was there while the blogger experienced whatever it is they experienced, or at least have someone like that blogger in my life.

    That said, I wouldn’t have wished to be with the blogger in that comic, haha.

    Comment by Zen — July 1, 2012 @ 8:45 pm | Reply

    • Me either! One must always be aware of the rules of engagement before entering the battle zone. Or bed! 🙂

      Comment by ginaray — July 1, 2012 @ 8:50 pm | Reply

  3. Hi Gina,
    I found your blog and glad I did; I so agree. I love reading a post that makes me laugh out loud – not every post need be funny,but as you said, it really aids in getting to know the author, to see some of their personality shine. I want to feel like I’ve just sat down and had a cup of coffee with them. I’m subscribing to your blog and would love for you to check mine out as well. Maybe we can keep each other entertained 🙂

    Comment by The Grand Master/Little Master Series — July 1, 2012 @ 11:04 pm | Reply

    • Thank you Patricia for your comment! I checked out your blog and insist on following you as well. I love your poem to your son. What a treasure…I’m sure he felt the same. Years from now, I hope he looks back on it and can have a good laugh.

      Comment by Gina Lawless — July 1, 2012 @ 11:30 pm | Reply

      • Glad you stopped by Gina! But I have to tell you, unless you read my post from the week before, you only got a small piece of the story. It was a nightmare weekend for sure. Kinda funny in hindsight (as it should be!) but purely wicked in the moment. I talk frequently about the Law of Attraction so I have to change some thoughts if that’s what’s following me around!

        Comment by The Grand Master/Little Master Series — July 1, 2012 @ 11:48 pm

      • I had wanted to view your entire blog, but duty called and had to go cut hubby’s hair. I will be sure to check it out in it’s full glory though. I have had similar episode, so I know I’ll be able to commiserate!

        Comment by Gina Lawless — July 2, 2012 @ 3:58 pm


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