Tell Your Blogging Story as a Key Selling Point

December 18, 2007 - Written by Gyutae Park  

blogging storyEveryone has a unique personal story that includes life experiences they’ve been through, problems that they’ve dealt with, and people that they’ve learned from. It’s no different in the blogging world, yet many bloggers are stoic, lifeless, and flat out boring. I’m surprised personal stories aren’t used more often as a key selling point for bloggers to differentiate themselves from the crowd.

Do you have a blogger story?
Many of the best known bloggers have reached the top by sharing their personalities and personal lives. You may feel uncomfortable revealing your inner thoughts and experiences to a sea of strangers around the world, but if you have an interesting story, you will get noticed.

Below are some of the bloggers who are well known for their personal blogger story:

  • Shoemoney
    A once fat IT guy who turned his life around to become an Internet marketing celebrity making millions.
  • Aaron Wall
    A drug addict in the military who later discovered the Internet and wrote a top SEO book to become an industry leader, make millions, and find a loving wife.
  • John Chow
    The guy behind The Tech Zone who used his personal blog as a case study for making money online. Some of his marketing methods are controversial but he now makes over $27,000 a month.
  • Tyler Cruz
    A young Internet entrepreneur who moved out of his parents’ home to work full time on his Internet empire. Tyler makes a living off of his own published sites including Poker Forums and Publisher Forums.
  • Jim Boykin
    A homeless guy working random low-paying odd jobs who found the Internet in 1999 to become one of the top link builders in the industry. Jim is now the CEO of We Build Pages.
  • Gyutae Park
    A recent graduate of Northwestern University with a prestigious engineering degree. Rather than following the typical path of a high-paying career in finance/consulting/engineering, he decided to pursue the relatively new fields of SEO, blogging, and Internet marketing.
  • YOU
    What’s your story?

As you can see, most if not all of the industry leaders and bloggers have an interesting story to tell. A personal story can effectively be used as a key differentiator for people to remember you by. If you haven’t shared your own story, now is the time to do so. What’s your story?

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15 Responses to “Tell Your Blogging Story as a Key Selling Point”

Bathroom Hero on December 18th, 2007 Subscribed to comments via email

My story
I’m an incurable learner that got started in search engine marketing back in the late 90’s.

 
Jason on December 18th, 2007

I think that’s a good idea to an extent, but timing might also be a factor in releasing ALL of your personal information. If you tell your readers that you’re a drug addict and haven’t accomplished anything yet, I think that would push readers away. Then again, if you had said that after you already gained respect and authority, it would cause people to talk about it all over the net, and would even have some looking up to you, with the “if he did it, I can do it” attitude.

By the way, any hints in tonights post? I think I have the words, just need some added security before I blow my one guess 🙂

 
Rob Schultz on December 18th, 2007 Subscribed to comments via email

My Story:
A successful young professional who always dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur. Finally, I decided that it was now or never and made the jump…

 
Robert on December 18th, 2007 Subscribed to comments via email

Worked full-time as a Community Employment Specialist for the nonprofit Beaufort County Developmental Center where I help folks with developmental disabilities find employment in the community.

Now my wife is becoming more and more disabled with physical ailments. Turned in my resignation letter yesterday to concentrate full-time working from home.

 
jblu on December 18th, 2007

I agree with Jason…I think timing plays a key role in things also. Um, I didn’t know Shoemoney was once overweight.

 
Jaseem Umer on December 18th, 2007
 
Gyutae Park on December 18th, 2007

Great stories everyone. Keep them coming. Be as detailed and as interesting as possible.

 
The University Kid on December 19th, 2007

Lazy arsed student, little tech knowledge – only found out you could make real money on t’internet after slaving for a couple months in summer to earn $100 online; I do slightly better than that now, of course 😆

 
Sneezy Melon on December 21st, 2007 Subscribed to comments via email

17yr old Indian dude, Li’l tech knowledge. Used the net only for random social networking till a year back. Jumped into blogging pretty excitedly. Later realized that only he reads his blog..

 
Sneezy Melon on December 21st, 2007 Subscribed to comments via email

17yr old Indian dude, li’l tech knowledge. used the net for random social networking till a year back. Jumped into blogging pretty excitedly. Later realized that he is his blog’s only reader…

 
Sneezy Melon on December 21st, 2007 Subscribed to comments via email

sorry! commented twice…accidently

 
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I’ve never even thought about commenting till now. I guess if I really like a post I find myself checking the external links for more and favoriting (if that is a word) the post instead.From now on though I’ll definitely try and drop a comment every so often.

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