Some of us have blurred the lines where personal blogging and professional blogging are concerned (Over the years, we have managed to treat both the same way — in a professional manner).
This dilemma began when personal bloggers chose to raise their standard of blogging (While that is a good thing, some of us took it to the extreme).
Personal bloggers started doing almost everything that professional bloggers did with their blogs.
In order to bring the fun back to personal blogging, we might (or might not) have to shift our focus back to the way personal blogging was done in the past.
There Are Personal Bloggers Who Are Serious About SEO
In all honesty, I see nothing wrong with both personal bloggers and professional bloggers optimizing their blog posts for SEO.
After all, SEO done correctly will help both personal bloggers and professional bloggers to gain visibility on Google and Bing (This, of course, is done with the intention of acquiring a large readership).
The God’s/Goddess’s truth is that there are personal bloggers who are hell-bent on mimicking the success of professional bloggers.
So, to gain an advantage, personal bloggers are purchasing their own domains and installing the following types of SEO plugins:
Those plugins tend to take the guesswork out of SEO.
In the old days of personal blogging, personal bloggers never contemplated using SEO plugins; they relied solely on having fun and interacting with a handful of personal bloggers.
And, I have a strong feeling that the percentage of personal bloggers who utilize SEO plugins are far lower than those personal bloggers that blog mainly for the fun of it.
Some bloggers would argue that adding SEO to the mix takes the fun away from blogging (That is probably the case for those personal bloggers whose aim is to keep personal blogging simple).
Most personal bloggers would prefer to write their blog posts and never have to dabble with SEO.
There Are Personal Bloggers Who Are Serious About Spelling And Grammar
Okay, I will admit that I am a bit biased on this one; I believe that all bloggers (personal bloggers as well as professional bloggers) should take spelling and grammar seriously.
These days, personal bloggers have been using the following tools to keep their personal blogs free of spelling and grammatical errors:
Those spelling and grammar software are by no means a replacement for a well-trained human proofreader.
Oh, well. So, much for attending school in our younger days and learning how to spell and use grammar at a proficient level.
There are some personal bloggers who believe that using spelling and grammar software is taking things a bit too far and those people who use those sort of things are Grammar Nazis.
It should not come as a surprise to you that there are personal bloggers who could not give a damn about spelling and grammar (Those people believe that focusing too much on spelling and grammar takes all the fun away from blogging).
There Are Personal Bloggers Who Use Social Media To Promote Their Blogs
Bloggers have been promoting their blogs on social media for ages (And, from the looks of things, that practice is going to continue for many years to come).
For the record, I am not against any personal blogger for sharing the links to their blog posts on:
The truth is that promoting your blog posts on those social media networks is not a bad idea (Especially when you have lots of followers on those social media networks).
It was brought to my attention by some of my fellow personal bloggers that they do not use social media to promote their blog posts because they have not signed up for any of them (Those people also believe that social media takes the fun out of blogging).
Some of the people who have personal blogs of their own adhere to the belief that personal blogging should be kept as simple as possible and that the following things ruin personal blogging:
- Being serious about SEO.
- Being serious about spelling and grammar.
- Using social media to promote their blog.
I would admit that personal blogging and professional blogging are two different things.
Also, it is okay for a person to handle their personal blog in a professional manner (That is provided that they do not go overboard with it).
The truth is that personal blogging has evolved and that there is no way that blogging can return to the way that it had been back in the early 2000s.
Despite all of that, personal bloggers are free to keep their blogs as simple as possible.