If you’ve read famous bloggers like John Chow, you know that they earned a big part of their fame to their personality. You have to stand out from the crowd to get regular readers and loyal fans.
Paul Newman said it so well:
If you don’t have enemies, you don’t have character.
You might not want to go as far as to get enemies, but if you already have character, and don’t dare to express that character on your blog or home page, use this little workaround to help you.
Be Somebody Else
At home, we laugh a lot. We even sometimes make small sketches on the fly between us (my husband and me). But when it came to writing on my English blog, I cleared my throat, and took on my most serious voice:
Ahrem, guys and gals. Now I’ll tell you what to do…
Yeah, I even found that a bit boring myself, to be true. So I created a few characters to let my inner Whoopi Goldberg out.
First a night elf.
Yup, in World of Warcraft, I made a night elf, and later on a second, and a draenei. And every one of my characters had a slightly different personalities. My rogue was very hot tempered, my hunter was engaged to a blood elf, my shaman was a loner and serious person.
Next I created an alter-ego on Twitter.
This character also took on her own life. She actually made joking and sarcastic remarks to other twitters, and SHE dared to be funny.
I got to like this Twitter-character a lot, and from my youth research into how to deal with split personalities, I knew that it’s all about melting them into one.
So I shaked the hot tempered and daring rogue, Shadel, the daring and more funny twitter-character, my serious self into the new Britt Malka, who’s writing this blog.
My true inner self might not be totally evolved, but on the other hand that would just be so boring, if I didn’t still have more to learn.
Does this help you? Or have you never had a problem with expressing yourself in a way, you felt was the true you?
Yeah, you guessed it. Tell me so in the comments 😀