Sunday, July 19, 2015

How to Blog About Your Personal Life

Many of the older, more established blogs began with posts about the blogger's personal life. This is great if you are famous or live a very unusual life. But what about the rest of us?

Personal Life Niche


In today's blogging world, you will need to focus on a specific aspect of your personal life. Examples of this would be a blog about how you are getting out of debt, losing weight, or raising kids in a one income family. In other words, you have to pick the interesting part of your life to focus on in a blog.

What Not to Post


When you post about your personal lifestyle, everyone can read about it, but there are certain things you need to avoid posting.

Don't post about not being home. Thanks to the Internet, anyone with enough skill can find out who you are and where you live. So, if you post about going on vacation for the next few days, your house is at risk of being burglarized. Never give details about not being home. Talk about your wonderful vacation after you get home.

Don't post flame bait. Again, people can find out where you live and, if you tick off the wrong sort of person, you may get an unwanted visitor.

Never post details about your child's schedule. There are too many bad things that can happen.

What to Post


Let's say you have decided to start a personal blog on a favorite hobby of yours, such as quilting. Quilting blogs are very popular among other quilters. You would make posts about your latest projects and take photographs to share with your readers. You would also share block patterns, quilting techniques, tips you have learned, and tricks of the trade.

If your blog is about getting out of debt, you could make posts about your goals, how you plan on reaching those goals, and how you negotiate with debt collectors.

Monetization


Personal blogs are just as good, if not better, than niche blogs. Readers get to know you, empathize and sympathize with you, and they will even share their own stories with you. As you build your audience, you will be able to monetize your blog by writing reviews on books and products you have read or tried out and then linking to those items on affiliate websites, such as Amazon.com.

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