If you want to get started into blogging, but you do not know what to write about, have you ever thought about writing about yourself? Many people do and you will find that there are a plethora of blogs where people simply talk about themselves and their lives in the process.
In fact, some people only blog about their life and others will blog about their life and mix it in with other areas that they like as well. If you do plan to blog about yourself, don’t worry, people will read it.
You may be thinking, “Yeah right!” but it is true. You do not have to live an exciting life to be able to blog about yourself. Actually, the only quality you need to have is a personality and honesty. People care about what you have to say and they will continue to come back to your blog if you can make them chuckle or if they can relate to you.
It is probably difficult for you to think about what to write about yourself or what type of content to put on your blog, so we will go over some different options to give you a good idea and a place to start.
Define the Purpose of the Blog
The first thing you need to do is define the purpose of your blog. You cannot have a blog that is all over the place because your readers will not know what to expect. For example, would you read a blog that talks about how to care for your dog’s ringworm and how to make delicious brownies in the next post? No, of course not.
You need to think about what you want to accomplish with your blog and then define the purpose of your blog. Your purpose can be anything, so do not spend too much time on it, but spend enough time that you get it right the first time.
Blog as a ResumeHave you ever thought about blogging as a resume? It may not be a traditional resume, but it does work and many people have found their prospective employers heading to their blog to learn more about who they are as a person.
If you do plan to use your blog as a resume, it is a good idea to make sure that you include your skills and talk about your creative ideas and any innovative designs you have in progress. You want to showcase yourself without actually putting the pen to paper and creating a traditional resume.
Display Your Writing Skills
If you have ever worked as a freelancer, you know that prospective clients will ask for samples of your work or they ask to see your portfolio. Your portfolio is a showcasing of your skills. It is similar to something you would show at a modeling audition, an art show, when you bid on a construction project.
If you want to use your blog to showcase your writing skills, you need to make sure you ae ALWAYS on point. There is no room for errors, even if it is a boo-boo. You can generate revenue by using your blog as a portfolio because the more clients who see it, the more who are likely to contact you to complete work for them.
Document a Personal TransformationPersonal transformations are a big deal and if you have ever had one, you know how important they can be. If you are undergoing a transformation or you plan to, you may want to blog about it to encourage others along the way.
For example, you could document weight loss, your journey through a divorce, or even your journey through law school. The transformation or accomplishment that you make does not matter. In fact, it is the inspiration that matters and you may inspire many people to follow suit.
Keep a Personal Diary
You can use your personal blog as a diary. Many people do not like others to know about their personal life, so what you could do is add a password to your blog and only hand it out to those who you want to have it. For example, if you have been documenting your weight loss and you speak at engagements, you may only want those who attended your engagement to have access to your personal diary.
Create a Schedule and Keep Track of It
If you need to keep a schedule for something, consider blogging about it. For instance, if you have a pet with diabetes and he or she needs to eat and receive insulin on a daily basis at a specific time, blog about it. This will allow you to openly talk about it and you can keep track of when you need to provide your pet with a meal or medication.
What You Should and Should Not Write About
If you want to have a blog about yourself, then you may be wondering what you can and cannot write about. Really, nothing is off the table, but you may want to keep your personal, personal details off to the side.
Good topics include family crafts, recipes, your life experiences, how you grow your garden, and advice and tips, and the like.
Examples of Personal Blogs
If you are looking for some inspiration, here are some personal blogs that can help encourage you.
- Confessions of a Homeschooler – This blog is about a mother who homeschools all of her children. She discusses her curriculums for them and she documents their life day in and out. This mom posts about different fun homeschool activities you can do with your child. Her journey is fun and exciting. The best part? You get to know more about her and her family personally.
- Janice Person – This is a personal blog that covers a variety of topics from cooking to personal life and even agriculture. Janice loves to post pictures and document her days as she moves through them.
- A Mom Blog – This blog is a compilation of a family who navigates the world of autism This journey also includes interesting recipes and more.
If you want to write a blog about yourself, go for it. Nothing is off limits, but remember, you are opening your life for others to learn about.