As this series comes to an end, I wanted to leave you with a little something to think about.
What type of blogger are you? Or what type of blogger do you aspire to be?
Knowing the type of blogger you are doesn’t mean you are restricting yourself to only writing about certain topics. It makes you focus more on the content you want to share and makes the audience you are trying to reach much more accessible.
Below is a list of some blogger types that can be found throughout the blogosphere:
- The Expert Blogger. An expert knows their niche like the back of their hand. People flood their sites to ask questions, seek advice or simply be kept in the loop.
- The Activist Blogger. An activist is someone whose goal is to change the world.
- The Hobby Blogger. Is someone who blogs for the fun of it.
- The Personal Blogger. This group is the largest in the blogosphere and has the greatest impact on their audience. Covering a variety of topics, these blogs are often online diaries, reflecting the point of view of the blogger.
- The Thought Leader. The thought leader has the experience and know-how to challenge the status quo with their posts. Their opinions are valued, respected and are always leaving people hungry for more.
- The Review Blogger. The Reviewer expresses their opinion on pretty much anything, products, trending topics, etc.
- The Educational Blogger. This blogger absolutely LOVES to provide guidance, inform and let readers know how things work. They create tutorials, videos, posts that are helpful and valuable to the community.
- Citizen Journalist Blogger. This is someone who actively reports on issues, hot topics, etc., playing an active role in getting information out to their audience.
Keep in mind, this list isn’t meant to encompass everyone in the space; instead it is intended to be a tool to help your audience get an understanding of who you are as a blogger.
As content creators in this space we have many options when it comes to what we do, what we write and the tone we use to convey that message. So it is up to us to be clear and concise when delivering that point.
With that said, share with us what type of blogger you are