- branding is important to set ourselves apart from the masses of book bloggers
- we need to use the same name and graphic across all social networks
- we need to be consistent with our blogging
- we need to establish a voice or personality
- our blog look should reflect that personality
- creating a niche for ourselves will help us stand out
One of the things we talked about was to survey our readers to see if our idea of ourselves matches our readers' idea of us. We talked about how doing surveys was fun but scary. You know I love to do surveys and have never really thought of them as scary, but this time, it really IS scary! That's because I seriously want to know how I am perceived out there in blogging land, yet to ask feels like I am fishing for compliments or something.
So just know that's NOT what I am doing by asking these questions. I am really only wanting to know what sort of "brand" I'm creating.
Now this whole brand idea is so funny to me because, I'm sure like many of you, I just started doing stuff and somehow, hopefully, it's all meshed into some overall big picture that all makes sense. Maybe, I don't know. But I had (still have really) no idea what I'm doing and like many said on the chat, I just do what feels right and take it from there.
But hopefully by doing what feels right, a personality or "voice" of some sort is coming through. And that's what I want to ask you all.... is it ? Or am I just clueless?
So here are my (scary) questions, which I hope you'll all take the time to answer this next week! (I'll be away some of the week family reunioning, so I expect to come back to TONS of lovely responses!!)
I'm sure there's tons of other things I could ask, but I'll leave at that for now. And please comment with anything more you'd like to add that the survey didn't address!
(P.S. Do try to join us at the chats! I have a feeling I'm going to learn lots from these things and probably every time it will spark a post idea of some sort. I'm sad I will probably have to miss the next one though which is actually Thursday morning at 10:00 AM Eastern.)