I’ve been thinking about this post for about two weeks or so now and although I might sound very negative or rude, this post is meant to help you as a blogger. Do NOT change for anyone else, unless it’s something YOU want!
Where’s this coming from?
Well, I am part of a private group on Facebook for bloggers that want to work with companies and the main person of this group has suggested that the bloggers change their style in order to get opportunities. Apparently they’ve looked at a bunch bloggers and found that they like the way a couple of them write or have their site and they want everyone that works with them change their writing style and/or the way their site looks so it’s more like those particular bloggers.
Bloggers are doing this! They are trying to please this person to get the opportunities.
Do NOT do it!
There is no reason any PR person, or anyone for that matter, should be asking or requesting you to change the way you blog or the way your blog looks. This is YOUR decision! You’re writing is your own, you shouldn’t be asked to write more like someone else. The way you lay out your blog is your choice, no one should say to remove ads, change the layout, or anything! That should be your choice to do or not.
This is pretty simple and PR should be respecting you for who you are and not for who they want you to be. Let’s face it, it doesn’t matter how much you change your writing or your blog style for someone else you will never be Dear Crissy, Dooce, or The Pioneer Woman! Sorry, but you know it’s true. The only thing you’d accomplish by this is copying these bloggers and then you won’t be unique. You want, or at least you should want, to be your own unique blogger.
It’s one thing to wish you were as popular or as good of a writer as another blogger, but you have to want that and not be asked to be something else than what you are. In order to be the best YOU can be you have to do what YOU want and be happy about it. Everyone has their own style and has their readers because of their own characteristics; you can’t copy those because that’s not you.
With that being said, be YOU! Keep writing the way you want and the way you feel your readers can relate to you.
I’m not the greatest writer, and I know it. But I’m not going to change my writing style or who I am for anyone but myself! If you don’t like my style than don’t work with me. I write for me, I just happen to have followers who either like my writing, like the content, or they like the giveaway that’s attached to it.