Is your blogging getting a little dry? Perhaps it is time to become a bit more playful as a blogger.
One of the things that I’ve learned over the years is that the more I ‘play’ and experiment with my blog the more I learn that helps me to make my blog better.
Experimentation helps you not only learn what works in the blogging medium – but also what works with your audience.
- Watch the full sized version at Become a Playful Blogger
- Video shot on a Panasonic Lumix DMC GF1 (aff) – here’s why I use that camera to shoot my videos.
Become a Playful Blogger Transcript
I’ve had this video transcribed below for those who prefer to get it that way. The transcription provided by The Transcription People.
Today I want to talk about being playful. I’m standing in front of some of the artwork that my four year old has done at Kindergarten. It’s been interesting to watch the progression of his artistry over the last couple of years. He’s a very artistic, creative little guy and he loves to paint and he loves to make things and he loves to basically create stuff.
But, the development in the quality and intricacy of his work has been fascinating to watch over the last few years.
What I’ve noticed is that the more he does it, and the more he experiments with different mediums and different ways of holding a brush and using his fingers and different types of paints and cutting up stuff and sticking them on, the more he experiments, the more he learns and the more he develops.
I think this is really true for blogging as well.
One of the things that I’ve learnt over the years is that the more I try and use stuff, the more I discover what works and what doesn’t work for me in my style, but also for my readers, for blogging and the medium itself.
So, I’d like to ask you today:
- how have you played on your blog?
- How have you experimented?
- What have you tried?
- What has worked and what hasn’t worked?
I’d like this to be a discussion. For me, I’ve tried lots of different styles of writing over the years.
For example, I’ve done a few rants on my blogs. I discovered that, you know, me ranting doesn’t really work. Occasionally it does because, I guess I really believe in what I’m ranting about, but as a rule, ranting doesn’t really work for me.
I’ve also tried writing in the third person at times that sometimes has actually worked for me. It’s had a real impact upon people.
I’ve also found asking questions like this video post itself works for me.
It’s just about experimenting with different ways of communicating. With using images, with your design, it translates across your blog in lots of different ways.
So, what have you played with on your blog? How have you been a bit playful? How have you experimented? What have you learnt? What has worked for you in your style and what doesn’t work for you in your style?
I’d love to hear your comments in the comments below this video.