Personality refers to individual differences in characteristic patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving. The study of personality focuses on two broad areas: One is understanding individual differences in particular personality characteristics, such as sociability or irritability. The other is understanding how the various parts of a person come together as a whole. Sorce: http://www.apa.org/topics/personality/
The image looks like a wax figure, stiff and waiting for someone to thaw him out. Pour guy! Let’s help him out by chipping away some of the frozen personality ice. After all, he wants his Blog to grow and GROW!
Now if your are blogging to just blog to a few friends or colleagues, organise your thoughts, then you have already won. The rest of us though having a lot of work to do!
# 3 on my article, HOW TO PROMOTE YOUR BLOG! we talked about Your Blog Should Have Character. The About page is important crucial part of anyone’s Blog and should be easy to find Hugh, just whispered in my ear, (Having to hunt for an “about Me” page is not a good thing and I’ve heard that people often give up within the first ten seconds if they can not find it (they usually also one on without pressing that follow button). If it’s not on the menu bar then make the link to it stand out.), thanks, Hugh!
Our Blogs also need personality. We may all find it hard to express our selfs online when trying to build a solid reputation, make brands out of our names, in hopes that people will take us as serious professional Bloggers. But, the Blog needs some of your unique personality.
Steve from Steves Says does exactly that on his about page and on certain posts. His about page is a mixture of text, images and a funny video of himself titled, How Not To Do IT Training making weird sounds and a little dancing.
Why is this so important?
Audience Dynamics, that’s why! Defined as follows:
The motivations, attitudes, beliefs, and values that influence the behavior of listeners.
This is how most of us feel about Audience Dynamics. Last night I reblog one of Danny’s post and I said to pay attention to one crucial element.
Check out some more interesting facts about blogging:
6. Bloggers between the ages of 21 and 35 dominate blogging, totaling more than 53%. The minimum age is decreasing more rapidly, which means that sooner this bucket size would be 18-36. So your major target audience are youngsters.
I am going to jump track here for a bit because this relates to Blogging in every way.
Have you ever wondered why the TV Networks are dishing out what some of us would refer to as crap reality shows. Like, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which is at its tenth season and counting., granted on IMDB it has a rating of 2.8 but they still get mass viewers watching the crap. Why, they know their targeted audience! Definitely not us old farts or ones with an intellect of wanting more profound TV. We are becoming a minority! Our favorite bands of the past had to change to keep up with changing times and the Millennials.
Know your Audience!
Back on track. Personality has a way to make a person laugh or find humor and it’s ok to make fun of ourselves from time to time. I wrote a piece back in July called LEVITY -HUMOR AT MY EXPENSE. A TRUE STORY! I got 24 comments and I think 58 likes on that post, and I got a Blogger Award because I made someone laugh.
I am now going to show you a video of someone that has close to 5 million subscribers on their Youtube video, the person is a young lady that bakes NERDY NUMMIES, whity, delightful personality. Her actual name is, Rosanna Pansino. Note: her very first video got over 245 thousand views when she volunteered to clean up part of the harbor. Amazing, young lady she is.
Show some your sparkling Personality -Let your Blog shine!