Top Three Tips for Blogging Authentically
The power of words is immense. It is because of mere words that some nations have battled (and continuously battle to this very day) but it is also because of words that unity, courage and inspiration is tranquilized within us. To me, the latter is what blogging is all about. It is about thinking the unthinkable, speaking the unspeakable and reaching the unreachable in the hope that just one person is positively affected by your message and words.
Through my blogging career, both as a motivational and professional development blogger, I have been in constant pursuit of mastering the art of being an open and honest blogger as these are qualities that make blog posts relatable to the reader. From having blogged on topics ranging from success to personal setbacks (and everything in between), I would like to share with you my top three tips for blogging authentically.
Tip # 1 – Be yourself
Dr. Seuss has said it best: “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” In order to write an authentic blog, you need to be yourself. This will allow you to establish your own identity in the blogosphere and will build a personal connection with your audience. Without establishing such an identity, you will be at risk of losing yourself, your message and the reader.
Tip # 2 – Beware of perfection
The more you try to “perfect” your blog in the editing process, the less authentic it will be. To write an authentic blog post, you need to write the way you speak. I do not suggest that you disregard all rules surrounding grammar and spelling but rather focus more on the content of the blog than the delivery. Let your message and story drive perfection.
Tip # 3 – Be fearless
The blog posts that have resonated the most with my readers have been on topics that many would be afraid to think of, let alone speak of, out loud (ie. personal setbacks and failures). It comes to no surprise that these are the blog posts that readers (of all ages) have been able to relate to and learn from the most. Do not be afraid to share such stories as you never know who you may be able to help and inspire from the lessons you have learned.
Fahad Meer, CPA, CA, is a Senior Associate in the Assurance practice at PwC. A proud McMaster graduate and DeGroote School of Business alumnus, his passion lies in mentoring and inspiring students and professionals through both written and spoken words. You can read Fahad’s blog posts and personal bio on his website: www.fahadmeer.com.Other stories tagged: authenticity, blogging, Top 3 Tips, writing