Blog Identity

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.


August 30, 2007. Inspiration.


  1. Sugar Mouse In The Rain replied:

    Do you see this blog as having a specific identity?

    It’s a personal blog that reflects the identity of the author.


    What posts have you most enjoyed?

    Dove Campaign, A Moment of Synchronicity, Only The Good – Flag, Taking the Plunge, and the best post in my opinion, Happy Birthday Ava.


    What would you like to see more of?

    Well, it is your blog Amy! You post what you want to share with us. Don’t go for popularity, just be authentic.


    What do you think makes this blog different from others?

    Again, the author. You make me think and you share some interesting links too.

  2. amypalko replied:

    Thank you for taking the time to respond to this post so comprehensively. I was just reading a post over at Problogger where Darren says ‘A blog that just provides for readers will burn out the blogger and a blog that provides only for the blogger will burn out it’s readership.’ I think part of my problem with my other blog, was that I began to blog for a readership and I burned out. By writing this post with a request for feedback, I wanted to make sure that I wasn’t moving towards the other extreme. You have been, as always, very encouraging Sugar Mouse, so thank you!

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