Idle Chit-Chats is where @ Jules Bookshelf talks about bookish and non-bookish topics that is related to a bibliophile
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Professional VS Personal
I’ve been following a lot of blogs for 2 years now. All of them a collection on Blogger blogs, Tumblr blogs, and Wordpress blogs. And all these blogs are either personal blogs (blogs that are not so serious, more passionate and candid with their posts) and professional blogs (or blogs that tend to be more serious with their post, including a really specific analysis of the topic or something along those styles). Now the question is, as a blogger/reader. What to do you prefer? A professional style or a personal style of blogging?
For me, I tend to like personal style compared to professional. In terms of reading, I think reading a personal blog is much more fun and connecting. I feel like I could talk to them(the blogger/s) more, if they sound approachable through their posts or their tweets. In terms of writing, I can’t seem to write any professional posts enough. I try to be professional when responding to book review requests or emailing an author or a publisher. But when it comes to writing reviews, or making discussion posts. I can’t. It feels awkward to try to be professional when I feel like it doesn’t make my posts uniquely mine. I did try once, to write a professional review, and… it didn’t feel like me. It felt like I was just a person reviewing a book. Not me, not Jules. I was never professional even in real life. I’m quirky and happy-go-lucky. I like to make the people around me smile and I’m normally the type of person that wouldn’t be glum most days. In a way, I want my blog to reflect my personality, thus, I chose not to write in a professional manner.
But that doesn’t mean I don’t like professional styled blogs. In fact, I admire the way they write, I admire how they could weave words so artfully that it feels like them, without it being awkward. And really, I just idolize them because they could write that way. Because I know I can’t. It would just end badly XD.
How about you?
Do you like reading professional or personal styled blogs?
Which do you use to write?