Getting Personal Part I

A few weeks ago Margot and I hosted a round-table discussion at Alt Summit, a gathering of design & lifestyle bloggers in its 3rd year. Our round-table was all about small-time blogging and gave us a chance to connect face-to-face with other small-time bloggers, share stories and kvetch.

One of the BIG, overarching questions that came up during our discussion was “How personal do I get online?” to which I say ask yourself these questions…

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1. Why are you blogging?

A. Pure boredom.

B. To kick-start your career 5.0.

C. To find other people who also love crocheted plant holders.

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2. Who do you want your readers to see you as?

A. Alexa Chung

B. Carrie Brownstein

C. Martha Stewart

D. Everywoman!

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3. Do your readers care about your personal life?

A. You blog about real estate. ‘Nuf said.

B. You blog about green living, and it’s all about your personal experiences… living a green life.

C. You blog about your sexcapades as a single New Yorker, and your readers want to know every juicy detail.

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* Part II will take you through my own personal experience “getting personal.”

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