Want to know the key to a kick-ass blog? If I was smart, I’d hold off the answer until the end of this post… making you read through all of my ramblings, BUT that is soooooo not me. So here goes. If you want your blog to be amazing, unique and downright freaking fantastic, then you’ve got to run your own race. Seriously.
And no, I’m not talking about chucking on your Nikes and doing a 10km jog (because… heck no!), I’m talking about being YOU. Being your fabulous, special self – and pretty much not giving two hoots about what everyone else is doing. I’m not saying to stop reading other blogs for fear of comparing yourself. But read other blogs because you love their style and what they have to say… and then go and be your true self on your own blog.
You know those people in life who are always trying to copy someone else’s style, dreams, life, ideas?? Yep, we all know someone like that. Well when it comes to blogging, those people are quadruply as painful. Why? Because the whole reason that bloggers start blogs is so that they have a space where they can be their own person, have their own voice – that’s what makes us special and unique. Whether you’re funny, serious, naughty, sweet… whatever – that’s you and YOU ARE FABULOUS!!!
So when people ask me the number one key to a successful blog, it’s to run your own race. Be your own number 1 fan. Love that you have a unique voice and use it. Comparison is the thief of joy (at least I think that’s the saying??) and it’s SO true. Don’t try and be like other bloggers that you respect and love. Enjoy their blogs for the wonderful little havens that they have created, and then go and make your own blog just as amazing… but in your own special way!
Think of the very best bloggers you know. What makes them so amazing? It’s the fact that they have such an authentic and truthful voice. One that is 100% them. Don’t go changing yourself in search of extra page views or likes, be YOU. Because that is more than enough.
Woooow! This is such a serious post for me to write. Usually I’m all about sprinkles and cupcakes (which are pretty much the best things ever). But I really wanted to write this post and to let you know that you are enough, you are amazing, and being your true self on your blog will bring you so much happiness (which by the way, is far better than a few extra likes on Facebook).
And that’s it from me. Enough seriousness for one day. I have a big bowl of sticky date pudding calling my name… xxx