Friday, April 17, 2015

Blogging Tip of the Day: Vol. 18

Today's Tip: You better learn to laugh at yourself, and you better learn to do it pretty quickly. Now I am sure that you run a really serious blog about really serious things, and everyone flocks to it to learn the brilliant things you have to offer, but that's a pretty small market. No matter what it is exactly that is your niche, you still have to be moderately entertaining at the very least, and it does help to be a little humorous. I am sure there are a few people out there that think this is daunting, because, well, they write a serious blog and don't think they have much humor to spread. The answer to that might shock you.

I have known many bloggers over the years who totally lack a sense of humor, and they fall into two categories. Ones that get that they have no sense of humor, and allow others to provide the humor. Ones that have no sense of humor, and don't allow others to provide the humor. Think about that for a moment. People with no sense of humor can actually be quite funny if they allow people to brand them and then roll with it. They then allow their own catch phrases (that they figure out they overuse) become something of a comic aside, and live vicariously through it, and then more entertaining people tend to gravitate towards them. Those that don't allow others to provide humor, will have people trying to get on their nerves, and will either quit or realize that they need to join camp number one.

In the end it is better to laugh at your mistakes, invite people to join in on laughing WITH you and then reap the benefits of having a blog that is more like a social club than a place people just go to read things. Trust me on this one, and you'll be a much happier blogger.