Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Does your blog voice reflect your true personality?
We were talking about how my blog voice is "neutral", which she feels doesn't reflect my true personality.
She said I'm more vocal in expressing my opinions face-to-face than on my blog and that's true. I intentionally try to be more neutral when I'm blogging. If I don't like something, I'm honest in saying I don't like it but I would be more animated and opinionated in describing it if I was telling you about it than blogging about it.
Why is that?
I think one reason is I'm trying to be respectful. If I go to a restaurant, for example, and have a bad experience, it has to be a REALLY bad experience to get me fired up about it on my blog. I'll write that I wasn't crazy about a dish or the service wasn't great but I'm not rude about it. Maybe that person was having a bad day ... someone close to them is sick, their cat died, etc. If it is a consistent occurrence, I just don't go back. Or when I write about a book I've read that I didn't like ... it's nothing against the author, the style of writing or the storyline just weren't for me.
Another reason is because once something is on the Internet, it's there forever. I would rather have something out there that is fair and respectful than a crazy rant. Yes, this is my space but whatever I write is a reflection on me.
If I like something, I blog positively about it but I'm not one to use flowery prose ... that's not my style.
What about you? Does your blog voice reflect your true personality?