Adding Personality to Your Blog

Your blog doesn’t have to be all business all the time. Don’t be afraid to inject personality into your posts. One way to do this is to include people (or furry people) you love into your posts, either with anecdotes, photos, or allowing them to show up in your tutorial photos (I do this a lot because I usually have to take process photos with my toddler and preschoolers underfoot).

recycled wax tartsIf you don’t have kids or dogs, allow yourself to show up in photos sometimes, or maybe post about a craft mistake you made (aka CraftFail – submit your fails to my other site!)

Here are some suggestions for adding personality to your blog from one of our #crafterminds Twitter chats:

Blogging with Kids & Dogs 

eCelebrating: Innovation, DIY with repurposed goods, great process photos draw me back.

AFOMFT: Originality, personality & great step-by-step DIYs

hiyaluv: personality draws me to a craft blog! and clear instructions. otherwise i lose interest

dollarcraft: GREAT idea! RT @condoblues: Got a recent comment a reader is a fan of my dog. I plan to put him in more project posts 🙂

madiganmade: Every blog needs a dog (or kid pic)

hiyaluv: oh i am all over the dog or kiddo pics! good one:)

dollarcraft: @condoblues listening to what your readers want/ask for is a GREAT idea

modpodgerocks: @condoblues I talk about my dogs ALL the time. I worry too much 😀

condoblues: @madiganmade @dollarcraft Dog likes to walk into my project shots. I use those as him giving a safey tip, etc.

dollarcraft: Don’t worry if you don’t have a dog or a kid! just rock what you got! (no dog, kid = more time to get it right! ha ha!)

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3 Responses to “Adding Personality to Your Blog”

  1. Condo Blues says:

    This is more proof that my dog is more popular than I am! 🙂

    But as far as branding strategies go, it’s a good one. I was recognized as the “blogger with the dog” at a blog conference because of Blitzkrieg posing in my project photos. When I redesigned my blog template, his photo is in the new header.

  2. amy says:

    Yes, the dogs are my schtick. It’s funny, everyone knows I have dogs and they know I love Star Wars. My favorite thing is when anyone sees something puggish or Star Wars, they send it to me. I love that!

  3. Jennifer says:

    Lucky for me I have two littles. 🙂 But seriously, a lot of my posts include pictures where my 2 year old son has injected himself into the photo. One reader even noticed that in almost all of the pictures he isn’t wearing any pants, just a diaper and shirt. Ha. He does in fact own pants, but somehow they’re never on in pictures.

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