On Friday I shared my thoughts on writing, blogging, and telling your story over at Allume. There’s a lot more I could have said and explained better than I felt I was able to in 500 words. (And without going on 100 tangents.)
One of the things I tried to do, but struggled with, in the post was covering multiple blogging niches.
I write primarily about my faith journey, what God is showing me and how I’m processing life. It tends to be more reflective and oftentimes takes a serious tone.
But because that is the type of writing I do it is naturally easier to share my story than it may be for a DIY craft blogger or frugal blogger. It’s an integral part.
However, I don’t think it’s impossible for a blogger in a different niche to share their story. It just might look different.
It doesn’t have to be heavy. Telling your story can be sharing your shortcomings, how you messed up on a project, or some insight the daily grind has revealed.
It doesn’t have to be long. You don’t need to write 5 paragraphs for us to know you’re being real, that you’re not hiding behind a mask of perfection. You can do it in a sentence or a picture. Whatever suits you.
But I believe it is important, even in a bullet list, to share more than your conclusion.
Don’t just give us your conclusion,
tell us what brought you there.
I think any blogger can do that.