So, you're thinking of joining the millions of others online in the blogging world. Awesome! If you already know what you'll be writing about, now is the time to decide what sort of blogger you intend to become. Will you be informative, entertaining or document your daily life online for all to see? Here's a sampling of the different styles of blogging you can choose from.
Teaching bloggers have special talent when it comes to showing others how to do something. Teaching bloggers write:
Writing a teaching themed blog can take more of your free time, depending how well versed you are with your subject matter. On the other hand, if grooming dogs is your business, you may be able to pop out posts like nobody's business. Teaching blogs are informative, often lengthy and give clear instructions on how to complete a set task.
Opinion bloggers have attitude and focus these sorts of posts:
If you hold strong opinions and are a passionate writer, an opinion styled blog may be a good fit for you. Opinion blogs are generally lengthy in nature and have open comments for users to debate their viewpoints.
Are you quick with a joke or witty comeback? Entertainment bloggers focus on posts like this:
Light hearted musings
Funny images and videos
Personal humorous adventures
Amusing commentary about the world around us
Entertainment blogs are some of the easiest to deal with because there is such a wide variety of material to work with. Some entertainment bloggers upload youtube videos and others write long, gut busting posts about why Swiss cheese has holes.
Self promotional blogs are used to announce concerts and events and keep interest and excitement alive. Self promotional blogs are usually written by:
Self promotional blogs can be updated daily, though they needn't be. Most self promotional blogs are put in place to announce book and musical tours, personal appearances, and the like.
Online journaling is what made blogging what it is today and it's still the most popular style of writing in the blogosphere. With online journals, writers focus on self awareness and documenting their daily lives. Journal styled blogs are written by everyone from soccer moms to dieters to college students away from home for the first time.
The Business Blogger
Business bloggers are an extension of their company, often writing about things going on behind the scenes at work and interacting with customers. Business blogs can take on a personal or professional tone and are usually written by the owner of a company or someone in upper management.
How you choose to present yourself online is entirely up to you. What kind of blogger will you be?