A tweet today asking about the correct use of “myriad” then had me thinking that perhaps I should use “many” instead – considering that web copy really should be in its simplest form. But then I was reminded by @anthonymadigan that if using “myriad” is the real me, then I should use it. And so it is with blog posts, not only are we allowed to use our own voice more, we should use it. Blog posting is often more about the conversation.
I do find that the more personal ramblings contributed to the Birds on the Blog are more widely read and better received than those that are factual in style. And I think this is the way with writing for blogs. Here at the Blogmistress, I see the stats for Joe’s and Sarah’s posts are often higher than for my more factual writings – so I certainly need to relax some.
We can also get away with using “I”, “me” and “my” a lot more – something that is strongly discouraged within website pages – those should be all about the customer and I’ve long suggested FutureNow’s Customer Focus calculator – always worth checking your web pages on their WeWe Monitor.
What kind of blog posts do you like reading? Those where the focus is on you, or perhaps more of a chatty style that allows the writer to be more personal? We’d love to know your thoughts and preferences…