Ever since I went to New York a few weeks back, I have been pondering the question — What makes you a great blogger? I watched and listened in awe as many women who are all bloggers shared their different takes on what they did on their sites and how they got where they are today.

What Makes You a Great Blogger

So I started asking myself, What is it that I want for my own blog?

I thought I wanted to do reviews.

I thought I wanted to just do giveaways and draw in readers.

However, the more I write on my blog and I read what others post, I have decided on the answer for what I want for my blog.

I want to be authentic.

I don’t want to be like anyone else when it comes to blogging.

Good grammar does not make you a great blogger.

Posting about the latest and greatest hot trending topic does not make you a great blogger.

Having tons of followers does not make you a great blogger.

What makes you a great blogger is just being yourself and being REAL.

Do you have problems comparing yourself to other bloggers? How do you handle your own competitiveness to be like the rest?

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6 Responses to What Makes You a Great Blogger?

  • momstheword says:

    I love that you said you want to be authentic. That is really one of the things people appreciate about you, I think, because you are real.

    I am not blogging much at all anymore and I feel bad about that! So I don’t really compare myself to others because I don’t feel I’m in a place to do so. How can I complain about my blog when I’m not putting much effort into it? (I do hope to be picking up soon though.)

    But I do think that people really DO appreciate the honesty and transparency of others on their blogs, I know I do. You certainly don’t want to read a blog of someone who says they have it altogether because you know they don’t.

  • I do what I can and enjoy when comes to food blogging…
    Thank you, Jennifer, for sharing this great post.

  • Turmeric n spice says:

    I love your post !! I have asked myself this question many a times …. And I must say in order to sustain something for a long term one needs to love what they do. And if you love something it will be honest and credible. I must confess I used to chase followers and wonder how the big bloggers have so many followers …… Right now I don’t have a huge number under my list of followers but I just love what I do …. The cooking the photography writing silly stories to shareand going and knocking at other blogs to c what is going on there…. That’s what I enjoy doing !! There are days when I look at a beautiful pix on a blog and do wonder how they can be so creative and that helps me stretch …..
    Thxs for the lovely post ….make me think if I have found a voice ?

  • Ginny Marie says:

    Those are all good questions! The longer I blog, the less competitive I get. I used to compare myself a lot to other bloggers out there, but I don’t as much anymore. When blogging isn’t fun any more, that’s when I know I’m doing something wrong!

  • There are millions of blogs out there, the ones that resonate the most from my perspective are run by individuals who do give a piece of their heart away when they post. Bravo to you for opening yourself up to connecting with your readers in a genuine way.
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  • Bodynsoil says:

    Thank you for this post, the part about the grammar not making you a good blogger stuck a cord with me as I took a break from blogging due to feeling insecure about my writing and grammar. Now, all I need to do is find motivation on topics and get out there and be real.. :)

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