I mentioned in my recent post A Moment of Synchronicity that I would post later on the idea of blog identity, so here are some of my thoughts and a request.
- Some blogs, such as Cream Puffs in Venice, Futuregirl Craft, and my other blog Textual Tangents fit very neatly into a niche. A lot of blogs, including those just mentioned, do this extremely well; they focus on the one topic, they provide information relevant to that topic, and they participate within a community of blogs with a similar focus.
- Other blogs, such as Icing, Jo(e) and Heroes Not Zombies, thrive on creating a community through their author’s individual focus. They blog about their world and the way they perceive the elements of that world, and, ultimately, a community of those who view the world in a similar vein generates around the blog. They blog about many topics with their own unique style.
- All the blogs that I have mentioned here have very strong blog identities; from their themes, to their content, to their writing styles, their identities are original and fully-formed.
This blog which has been running for a bit over a week now (although it already has 30 posts!) is still very much in its infancy, and whilst it is still at this point of early development, I would like to ask you for some feedback on what you think of its identity. This is partly out of curiosity and partly through a desire to make this blog the best blog I can. So, do you see this blog as having a specific identity, and if so what? What posts have you most enjoyed? What would you like to see more of? What do you think makes this blog different from others?
I think, like with so many things in life, those that see the clearest are those with a little distance, so any and all thoughts/ opinions/ comments would be greatly appreciated.