I came across a blog in blogland with an entry titled something like:
"How to present yourself on your blog"
I have multiple problems with this, but I'll give you my highlights:
- I started my blog to be real, as did I hope everyone else, so I really don't think someone needs to know how to "present" themselves.
- The thing I love about blogging is meeting different amazing people across the world. I don't want everyone to present themselves in the same way...it would be BORING!
- The advice seemed to focus on filtering yourself and making sure you are going to present a message everyone will be happy with and want to read...well, I am just going to tell you, you can't make everyone happy and be yourself at the same time.
- Life is hard enough. I am honestly not draw to the blogs that always present life as being perfect...It makes me feel like a failure. Just being honest.
I am sure some people reading this are saying, "Well, you didn't have to read it or follow their advice." Which I totally agree with, but I want readers to know that there are people out, like me, there who want to see blogs that are real and don't think you need to present yourself in any particular way. I can speak for myself and say I don't want to present myself in a way I am not because I feel I owe my readers something and I don't want someone following me that is going to be disappointed in my content when I forgot how or get tired of "presenting" myself in a particular way.
Moral of the story, be yourself in this thing we call blogging, because there are people out there who WANT to get to know the real you, they want to support the real you, and you may just meet some amazing people along the way like I have.