Please, don’t crush it.
See what I did just there?
I sort-of have the confidence to put it all out there, but then I pull back and ask you all to forgive me.
I know that’s annoying. I know I’m a whiner. And I know you all get tired of reading my rambles about my failings. And I’m so self-centered!
But I don’t give a shit.
Well, I do, sort of.
For a writer, the idea of having a blog is to develop and launch your writer’s platform. This is supposed to be the place where your
millions of fans will go to read all about what you are working on, gain insights into the psyche of one of their favorite author’s, and maybe learn a thing or two about the writing process.
Well, we all know what folks will find around here: Incessant whining and occasional bullshit pieces of writing advice that may or may not be helpful.
I could do something different. Take on a different persona. Convince you I’m on top of things. But that would be wrong. It is not me.
So deal with it.
As much as I would like to portray a professional, confident image, that’s not who I am. If you want that, visit J.W. Manus, Broadside, Emmie Mears, DailyRich, Todd Newton, or any number of capable writers just itching to get your attention.
Go on. Why are you hanging around here?
Oh! That’s right, it’s time for…
The fifth piece of advice in the 25 Ways to Increase Blog Traffic post!
Be sincere. Whether you’re sincerely a jerk or sincerely a helpful person–or even sincerely confused*, sincerity goes a long way in the blogging world. Don’t try to change your blogging persona every week. Pick an identity and stick with it. That’s one of the surest ways to connect with your audience.
There you have it. Now, go out and be you.