Press This: The Only 3 Types of Writing People Actually Want to Read #blogging

Hmmmm…Do you agree with this article and that “your blog is not your personal journal” ?

And what about the blogger’s suggestion about the trifecta of “Entertain, Educate and Inspire”?

Source: The Only 3 Types of Writing People Actually Want to Read

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22 thoughts on “Press This: The Only 3 Types of Writing People Actually Want to Read #blogging

  1. Much respect to him and his opinion…but it’s simply that…his opinion.

    Some of the dryest, most boring blogs I’ve come across attempted to educate or entertain, or even worse…try to sell me something. Meh. 😒

    However, it’s the “personal” journals that I tend to read first, and in the midst of someone else’s journey, I am educated, entertained, and inspired!

    He definitely has a “different” ideal of the perfect blog…and he’s probably missing out on some truly great blogs…and opportunities to be educated, entertained, and inspired. 😉😄😉

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    • In my opinion, there are 2 types of blogs – 1. the ones trying to sell or push a product (monetization), 2. “personal’. I prefer #2 of course. I mean, if we don’t share the “personal” journey, whatever it includes, what else would we write about? I think those 3 points of his may suit #1 more…🤔

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  2. Totally, a blog that’s a personal journal will be awful. No one wants to read about someone’s personal life. I certainly haven’t read dozens of books about that, like Bossy Pants, One More Time or Yes, Please. And it’s not like anyone enjoys watching television shows about people’s real lives. Oh, and no one watches personal vlog sites on Youtube right? What loser talks about their actual lives on their blogs?

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  3. Well… he has a point though. My how to style posts are the most popular, even years after publishing. But on the other hand: my personal posts get the most engagement. Therefore I think the moneymaker is in the post that combines both: help people by sharing a personal experience.

    The difference between blogging and creative writing becomes painstakingly clear. How do gain a public for a blog full of fiction if readers long for a look into your real life? I paused my fictional writing partly because of it.

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    • Very true. My most popular ones are travel tips. And I agree about the fiction…in the new year, I think that I will be doing a lot less “online” except for the 1 ongoing fiction I have planned as an experiment.

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  4. I tend to like reading one’s personal journal/writing and/or use their real life story into a fictional one, or just fiction writing itself. They’re engaging and entertaining. I truly believe if would also be nice to have a mixture of sorts that fit the blogger. To each his own I guess. Thanks for sharing!

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