Should Blogging Be Personal?
A day of being sick has its perks. Despite the phlegm and the dog-bark coughing (pardon me for being disgusting today), staying in bed the whole day does have its advantages.
For instance, I got to watch all my favorite TV series. I also had the time to read the graphic novel I purchased almost a month ago. Having time alone also got me thinking about my blog and how I miss one aspect of it: its being a personal blog.
There is so much more you can write about, including the most mundane things in your life. Sometimes, it’s those things that tell a story.
Yes, this blog is a personal blog. It’s not just about food or travel or health. Here, I get to tell all (or at least all that I’m allowed to say without doing anything illegal, hehe). And I’ve always loved how this is my space in the go-large, supersized, infinite online universe. Here, I can speak my mind.
But how many blogs remain personal? Many sound like web magazines instead of personal musings. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, of course. But how many bloggers still tell tales about their life?
I love reading personal accounts. It’s like reading non-fictional stories from people who share your passion. But more and more blogs are sounding too professional, too polished, that the “personal” touch is lost altogether.
Ergo, this blog post. I have been blogging about events and sponsored posts that I’ve been forgetting why I started blogging in the first place. And maybe in my next post, you don’t have to bear with personal opinions and you will encounter more useful tips and how-to walkthroughs. But in the meantime, I hope I’ve struck a chord here. I hope you remember that you are not just a writer nor a press release publisher. There is so much more you can write about, including the most mundane things in your life. Sometimes, it’s those things that tell a story. What’s yours?