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Creating a Personal Blog People Actually Want to Read
By: Katie Gatto
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    2009-11-09

    Table of Contents:
  • Creating a Personal Blog People Actually Want to Read
  • Can you write well and do you enjoy it?
  • What will you write about? Choosing a niche topic
  • Personal touches

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    Do you want to create a personal blog that will actually get read rather than ignored? With all of the blogs out there, it may seem like a challenge to try to stand out from the crowd. Fortunately, there are a few simple steps you can take that will put you ahead of the game.

    Blogs have a bit of a mixed reputation in the world. There are a lot of great and useful professional blogs. They give us a lot of information that is interesting and sometimes even insightful. They are easily the equal, and possibly the rival, of any national media outlet. Just think about sites like Engadget or Life Hacker, and you know the kind of sites that garner those golden reputations.

    Blogs of a more personal nature however, come with a different reputation. To sum it up simply, they are often seen as a waste of cyber space. Too often it is assumed, and in all fairness sometimes rightly so, that a personal blog will be poor in quality. So many are simply a mish mosh of the minutia of the blogger's life, cobbled together in half thoughts and expressed with enough sentence and grammar errors to make your grammar school English teacher's head spin.

    That's not exactly how you want your site to be seen, right? Well, I do not blame you. When you start up a personal blog, the product will be seen as representative of you, and it will be assumed that this is your standard level of quality. Both potential employers and potential mates may find the site during a calculated Googling of your name. It's kind of an informal reference check in today's digital world. 

    Luckily for you, all of these concerns can be laid to rest. All you have to do is make sure that your personal blog is focused on quality. Create a great blog and you will not only avoid embarrassment, but you will actually be creating something that people will want to read. Not a bad thing when you consider that having a readership is usually one of the best parts of having a blog. It is also the only way that you are going to be able to monetize, or make money from, your personal blog.  

    What's that, you do not know how to make a great personal blog? Well luckily for you this is the right place to learn about just that. While the odds are that you already boast most of these skills, some may need to be acquired. Do not worry, most are not beyond the reach of the average person. Almost anyone can start a great personal blog with a few basic tips and tricks to get them going along the way.  

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