Getting to Know You

Getting to Know You

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in Editorial

No matter what kind of “voice” a blogger chooses for his or her blog, there’s always going to be an injection of personality in the posts. A question that occurred to me the other morning after reading the morning paper (i.e. my Feedly selection) is that I wonder how many people write about themselves as opposed to writing in regards to themselves, and then how many people prefer, have no preference, or dislike reading posts about the blogger’s on their gaming blogs?

“Writing about themselves” is when a blogger gives you direct access to his or her life. They’ll maybe write about non-gaming things like where they went, who they went with, or even offer deeper personal insights. “Writing in regards to themselves” is more like talking about personal opinions on games or even non-game related activities, which I think is really the default state of most personal blogs anyway.

Is hearing about people’s actual lives something that people look for in a blog? Is it something that will turn people off from a blog? In either case, why?