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#socialbloggers 48 // Being Unique

With the number of people starting blogs, it’s harder than ever to stand out from the crowd. While everyone likes to think of themselves as…

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With the number of people starting blogs, it’s harder than ever to stand out from the crowd. While everyone likes to think of themselves as different, you can’t ignore the amount of blogs that are very similar in layout, style and types of posts.

The thing that makes your blog unique is you. It’s your stories, your feelings and sharing the little parts of you with the world.

That’s why I think it’s important to remember that it’s a blog we’re running, not a review site, advert or magazine. So regardless of what you’re writing about, try to inject a bit of your personality into each post, whether it be in your writing style, your word choice, phrases you use often or stories that relate to your life experiences.

It takes time to develop your own blog style and the measure of success isn’t clear cut.

For me, if people felt as though that could read a blog posts by me and recognise it as mine, even if my name wasn’t attached to it, that would be my measure of success.

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Q1: What makes a blog stand out from the rest?

Q2: What do you think makes your blog unique?

 

 

Q3: How do you find/develop your writing style?  

 

Q4: How do you hope others see your blog?

Q5: Have you got any goals to help you stand out from the crowd?

 

37 comments

  1. Definitely have to agree with you personality is key!! Everyone is different and writes different so blogs will always differ from eachother..

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves
    ♥♥♥

  2. It is important to stand out and just be yourself, I think a lot get caught up in what they should do to make their blogs big instead of just being themselves and letting people come naturally. All of my blog is me, I’m not interested in what others do, I do what feels natural for me to do. I appreciate it when other blogs do the same because then I can connect with their blogs better even if it’s a completely different kind of blog to mine, makes it even better 🙂 xx

    1. Yeah it’s great when you let yourself shine through, rather than trying to mirror others. I love how your posts are always full of bright, bizarre and brilliant things!

  3. Is great when everyone shows their own personality through their blog it makes it unique and interesting. I know I like being me and when I started blogging I knew I will cover everything I like to do in my own way. Cool discussion.

  4. I feel that my blog has a unique writing style and personality….it’s the blog design that I feel is lacking. I’m just using a blogger template right now. I have a dark grey background instead of a white background….so that’s sort of unique right? All the templates you can buy kind of look the same, and yet I still want to upgrade. It’s a pickle!

    1. Yeah – you can start tweaking your design though, that’s what I did with my previous one. Started changing little things, like link colours, social media buttons, the width of the post etc. It’s pretty easy if you take it one task at a time!

  5. Great post! All of your posts are so interesting and helpful! Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful week!
    xx
    cvetybaby.com

  6. I’m not sure if my blog is unique, I would like to think so but I highly doubt it. I personally write the way I speak in real life, what you read is basically what you get with me in real life. A little cussing here and there and stupid humour.
    Just keep doing what you’re doing, Corinne. I love your style, love your blog and I personally can feel your personality through your writing and it’s something that I thoroughly enjoy! xx

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  7. I would agree that being able to inject your personality into your blog is really important. The biggest compliment my friends who read my blog can give me is telling me that the voice of it sounds like me.

  8. I love a blogger with personality. Like Jessica said, you don’t have to share personal info to have a personality, but people definitely want to get to know you. Otherwise, what keeps them coming back? Even a random post can have elements of personality in it.

    :] // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

  9. Sad to have missed this week social chat! I’m still trying to find my own writing style but I’m getting there I hope. It’s strange because I haven’t seen a blog layout like mine which makes me feel I’m unique but I still fall into the trap of thinking is mine so different it puts people off so I keep asking my brother to add more bits to the site to make me like other blogs which isn’t healthy either!
    Victoria xx
    thedaisyjaynes.com

    1. Stick to your different layout! As long as you like it, that’s fine, only make it look like others if YOU want it to look like that!

  10. I always appreciate a blog with a clear voice and it’s something I aim for myself. I agree with a lot of the twitter responses, pretty pictures lure me in too 🙂

    Mili

  11. I think my battle with my blog is that a diary is a bit like Marmite – some people love it and other people hate it.

    Lizzie Dripping

  12. I like blogs with great photos and where the bloggers share their personal view of the world/life. It’s true that many blogs are similar and there are too many that play it safe trying to please their readers.

    http://www.LUXESSED.com

  13. Being unique in a seas of bloggers can be difficult. And you’re right, so many bloggers follow trends but in order to be seen you have to be yourself. I think some bloggers forget that. Great post

  14. Great chat as always. You manage really well to make your blog your own personal space and your personality shines through. I find it quite hard to strike the balance but I try to share my world and hope that people enjoy reading it Lucy x

  15. Woo, I don’t know whether to be thrilled to be included in your round up or embarrassed that I sound like a bit of a knob 🙂
    I reckon I could spot one of your posts in a crowd !

  16. I love this post. Actually all of your social blogger posts are so interesting and bring up a lot of good topics! I’ve just started my blog recently and am still struggling to find my own voice and not try to compete with everything I am seeing, but its tough!

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