Blogging Insights #11 Getting Personal

Questions

1. Do you blog under your own name or do you use a psuedonym?

2. Do you share personal details like gender, nationality, race or faith?

3. How much of your personality shows through your writing?

4. Do you share personal experiences to ilustrate your writing?

My Answers

Do you blog under your own name or do you use a psuedonym?

When I first launched my blog I used my blog’s name Salted Caramel as my user name. I wanted to stay anonymous and I used a blue tea cup filled with salted caramel fudge as my Gravatar.

This was my first social media experience as I had previously had neither time nor inclination for the various social platforms on the web. It was not unnatural then that I was wary of putting my true identity out there.

After a few months of blogging as I began interacting with other bloggers I found it irritating that people addressed me as Salted. It was hardly there fault since this was the first part of my user name.

Around this time a friend of mine complained that my name was nowhere on my blog so how were people supposed to know it was mine ? By this time I had become more confident and comfortable on WordPress. I took the plunge, changed my user name to my first name and even used a photograph for my Gravatar. After this, there was no looking back.

Do you share personal details like gender, nationality, race or faith?

Once I put my name and picture on my blog, the rest of my identity automatically followed. I sometimes refer to my faith, my profession and culture in my blog posts.

How much of your personality shows through your writing?

A huge amount I think. I often air my views, peeves and rants in my writing. My blog is a mix of various topics and this reflects my personality too. I think I am a mix of serious and light hearted, conservative and modern.

Do you share personal experiences to ilustrate your writing?

Without any conscious effort, personal experiences can come forth in my writing to illustrate a point I am making. I have related anecdotes from my childhood and schooldays which I have not recalled in many years. Somehow while writing, long forgotten memories come to the surface.

Okay! That was my bit. Now I am really looking forward to reading YOUR answers. Please remember to tag your post

# blogginginsights,

and leave a link in my comments section too.

41 thoughts on “Blogging Insights #11 Getting Personal

  1. Great article. I made my blog last summer and I’m finally getting the hang of blogging. My mom actually said that I should do a blog so I made one. I use Pinterest a lot for ideas to help me. Please tell me if I’m doing great on my blog. I just updated my blog. I thought it was time to change it up!!! I had my background light purple and in the picture I had I was wearing a black tank with a rose on it!! But now I thought my country look picture with the cowgirl hat was a great Choice!!!

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  2. My blog is pensitivity101, but everyone knows me as Di (or Diana) now. Surname, no.
    I’m female, 63, live in the UK, but I avoid politics and religion wherever possible.
    What you see (read) is what you get. I tell fictional stories, direct humour at myself a lot and get emotionally mushy with some of the poetry I write.
    I reflect on past experiences or relationships, family, health issues and concerns, plus of course loads of pics and detail of Maggie, our dog who will be 15 next month.

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