Most people in the blogosphere lack creativity. They don’t want to think outside the box. They are incapable of thinking outside the box. That’s why there are so many johnchow clones on the internet. In the beginning i was guilty of it too. I didn’t know how to start so i tried to incorporate the style and tone of a few bloggers i liked. But, i didn’t get any visits until i started finding my own voice. After you start though, you better find your own style or your blog won’t make shit. It your blog is the same as johnchowclone dot com, why would i read your blog? That’s why i visit johnchow dot com when i have time. I figure if i read half of his first post, I’ve read a thousand other blogs already. Like killing a thousand and one birds with half a stone.
If you want to be a follower, don’t expect on making any money with your blog. Quit now and save yourself the 10 dollars a month in hosting.(i’m only talking about make money blogs)
I think for beginners, it’s hard to find a voice, cause noobies lack confidence. Since they don’t know how to attract visitors or make money with their blogs, they try to emulate big time bloggers. I want to tell you guys, that it’s ok to be you. Because blogging involves writing, some of you may be intimated by it. Don’t be, cause blogging is the most casual and candid form of writing. Just imagine you are talking to your friend. Just pretend that you are writing a buddy or homegirl an email. That’s probably the best advice i can give as far as finding your style.