I have thought of this many times “What am I exactly as a blogger?”
It is a very good question to ask yourself as a blogger or even a journalist for newspapers. To answer that question I had to look at where I am today.
I’m a student learning and trying to break into the Data Storage Virtualization world. Some could argue that I have done a descent job with this. (I am working on a post with my social networking strategy)
So at 1st thought I was like I’m a technical blogger because I predominantly discuss technology. I quickly scratched that style as I’m not giving a lot of numbers or specs. Now someday I might given the right exposure some postings can be more technical.
So what are you then?
Stop and read what you are writing, read your 1st few posts and then look at your last few posts. Notice a shift in style? Are you stating something? Giving help by writing a tutorial, expressing your opinion on a topic, are you engaging with your target audience?
Well let’s 1st look at some of the possibles:
Writing tutorials- I call this the informational sharing style- By this your intended audience and goal is to help others learn a particular task(s).
Stating information- By this I mean like a vendor blogger where it’s more Facts and Specs. Often referred to as marketing fluff.
Technical writers-for me fall between the above two possibilities making it a hybrid. Yes you are mainly focused on the pure facts but you must incorporate some marketing fluff and how to writings at times.
So upon some self reflection I can see the possibilities of doing all 3 of the above styles but are they really me?
So My hybrid style is a
I take a little bit from each category on topics that I find of interest and want to engage with others. What I say may not agree with everyone and I love it! I encourage the discussion it’s how we learn. I love talking with people and sometimes things are over my head but I admit and gladly say I don’t know it all but am pretty certain I might no somebody who knows it or someone who does.
So what style blogger do you consider yourself and why? Good thing here is I want to here your own explanations as to why you are the style you say.