When you first decide to join the blogger world, it can seem really overwhelming. There are so many types of blogger out there from beauty to fashion to book. If you love it, then you can write about it which is amazing in this day and age. One thing you might struggle with right at the beginning is trying to find your blogging voice.
It’s so easy to look at how other bloggers write and copy their voice.
Believe me, I did it a little at the start and I soon realised how vital it was to discover your own. There’s no way you’ll find a local following if you sound exactly like every other blogger out there. It takes trial and error to find it, but when you do, it will be so much easier to create content.
Here are some ways to help you discover your blogging voice as a beginner blogger.
Create a list of what you love
One of the most important things you need to choose at the start is what the heck you’re going to blog about. It’s more difficult that it sounds. If you’re like me then you will be in love with a bunch of different things. Before I choose to focus on a jumble of three things, I created a list of what I enjoyed/knew and could potentially choose:
- Mental Health
Since our community is so vast these days, it’s more than likely there will be hundreds of people blogging about one of your loves. It can be annoying but it’s just one of the elements we have to accept. By creating a list you can pick and choose a couple of things and make your blog unique.
Read before you create
There are multiple ways to start a blog.
You can either make a WordPress or Blogger account and start blogging straight away. That or you follow someone else’s blog for a while and learn before you try. I was the latter and was a reader of a bunch of different blogs for years! My favourites had to be FleurDeForce, InTheFrow and LydiaEliseMillen. I might be a walking fashion disaster but I can still appreciate blogs about it and beauty!
That introduced me to blogging being a hobby to take part in and, to be fair, I can’t figure out how I discovered the community on Twitter! Haha! I’m forgetful in my old age. Reading different sites brought my attention to themes, writing layouts and possible navigation.
They gave me a bunch of ideas and it made my life so much easier when it came to creating it.
Test the waters
Want to know if your new blogging voice is working? Post!
You won’t know what works unless you create content and post it for people to check out. I definitely haven’t figured this one out just yet. Sometimes something that worked one time might not work the next. You kind of have to test the waters to see what content is popular and focus that day to that subject.
People will start to learn what kinds of topics you like to chat more about and what your niche is. If it’s something they like to read, they’re more likely to follow your blog.
What ways have you used to help finding your voice?