Relatable blog content can be defined as any content that the reader can relate to. Thats what I try to do with my own blogging content. I try to make sure that it’s a real life issue that people are going through, or that it’s something I would like to learn myself if I am providing tips and advice. I think it’s important as a writer to believe in what you are saying. How can I expect my readers to relate to something when I don’t even relate to it myself?
There of course is a fine line between being vulnerable with your readers and over sharing. Being vulnerable doesn’t necessarily mean sharing your deepest darkest secrets but it could be sharing an experience you have had or a time in your life where things were tough. Those are the things your audience will relate to.
SPEAK FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
Have you ever had that moment where you’re reading something and you think “This happened to me too!!” ? Thats what a relatable post can do. It makes the reader feel like they are in your shoes or you are in theirs. Sharing personal things can be scary but I think there’s so much value in sharing. I like to think my blog is an open safe space where people can share their thoughts and opinions without feeling scared or judged. There is always going to be someone out there that wants to hear from you & about something you’ve been through.
SPEAK DIRECTLY WITH YOUR READERS
I don’t know about you, but when I’m reading blogs I really love it when it feels like the writer is speaking directly to me. It allows so much more of a personal connection. Directly speak with your audience, use words such as “you” or “we”.
I like to think that my blogs are just a starting point of a conversation. A moment in time where we can have open and honest conversations about various topics.
FIND OUT WHAT YOUR AUDIENCE LIKES
As you start to blog on a regular basis and have been doing it for a while, you get a feel for what your audience enjoys. I guess its about trial and error and figuring out your blogging style. I like to think of it as, what do I enjoy reading? And whatever it is, I then start to write about it. Different people enjoy different content, so make sure to keep it varied of course.
Do you enjoy content that relates to real life experiences you’ve been through? What are your favourite types of blog posts? Do you have any tips on this subject you could share with us?
Thanks so much for reading! Olivia x
I loved this post Olivia, congrats on 1000 followers and I don’t mean to be rude but you kind of spelled vulnerable wrong in the heading you wrote VUNERABLE
Thank you so much!
Also thank you for that, not rude but helpful! Thanks for looking out. 😊
Very true! We must relate with the content of our blogs!
I hope you do 😊! Thanks for reading!
I do…otherwise it will become a second job and not a hobby 🤪😉 Have a wonderful day!
So true😂 I hope you do too!
So true! Especially when you’re like ”this is me!” Thank you Olivia
Isn’t it a great feeling when you have a “This is me!” moment!
Thanks for reading🤗
I’ll always do🤗
I love your post today, it contains great advices for all of others bloggers, thank you so much 😊
Thank you! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for being here ☺️
I struggle with coming up with new ideas but this gave me a lot to think about.. Thank you 🧡🧡✨
Im so glad I could help in some way! We all go through periods of time where we cant think of new ideas, just think about what you’d enjoy reading! And then write about that🤗
Another smashing blog Olivia. I think you got it spot on.
Thank you so much!! Thanks for being here🤗
So glad! 🙂
This was a very informative post! Loved the tip where you mentioned our posts have to be relatable!
So glad you enjoyed and it was helpful! 😊
These are some really good tips and one I would give as well when it comes to giving advice on how to make posts more relatable!
The tip about speaking to your readers directly is one that is easy to implement as it only requires small tweaks but so important to do. When you do that then it is so much easier for the reader to engage with your post, and if they remember that you were the writer, they are more likely to read your next posts!
Making posts relatable are so important. When I scroll through on reader, I am more likely to properly read posts where I feel I can relate to it, or I can learn something from! It’s important to ask yourself when writing a post, “If someone else wrote this, would I feel that I could relate to it?”
Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Niraj! So glad you enjoyed this post.
And thanks for sharing your thoughts with us!
You’re so right, im more likely to read something I know relates to me or something im going through!
Your right!! It’s very important to be relatable on your blog because that really helps the readers get to know you more!
Wonderful post Olivia, thanks for sharing this 😂
HEHEHEHEHE, I’M THE 100TH LIKE! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA, You’re very right! Wonderful post as always, duh, thank you!
Hahaha you were! Thank you so much for being my 100th like!!
Loved this post 💙
I’m so glad! Thank you for being here😊
I really loved this post!! Making your posts relatable is so important so this is fantastic advice thank you for sharing xxx ☺️❤️
Thank you Tia, i’m so glad you enjoyed. It really is so important! It helps you be a more authentic blogger doesnt it! Xx
It really does thanks so much for sharing this xxx
Great advice here, I’m trying to do this at the moment but could work on it to be better. Thanks for sharing x
You’re welcome! I think it can be quite a hard thing to do of course depending on your audience and your blog niche but its so important for your readers to feel connected with you! X
I totally agree with all of these especially about speaking directly to your reader. I think a lot of people want to connect with others on WordPress and it really draws your reader in if they feel like they are having a conversation with you.
It really does! I know I feel more connected to bloggers when they speak directly in their posts!
Delicate and brutal
I try to do the same! I believe in being vulnerable and I hope that by sharing my personal experiences, it may help someone who has gone through the same thing to not feel like they’re alone 🙂
Yes for sure, I know it helps me when I know someone has been through similar experiences!
Love these tips – they’re so helpful! Being vulnerable can be hard for me but it’s so nice to see people appreciate it on here. The blogging community is so positive.
Congratulations on reaching 1000 followers! That’s so amazing! ♥️
So glad you found them helpful. You’re right, it can be so hard but it seems to be received so well within our community. Which I love💛
Also, thank you so much! Im very excited about it!
Speaking from personal experience really does magic. First of it’s easy to write the post and it’s so amazing how so many people will relate to that. Because without realising it, similar things happen to us all.
Thanks for sharing 💚
Its really crazy to think about sometimes. We seem to not have much in common with people, especially from different cultures and backgrounds. But we really do, even if its something small as you said! Thats what I love about the human race, we are all different yet the same!
These were really great pieces of advice. Being vulnerable is an extremely important point. As you said, it is important not to overshare but I also think that being too “far away” or “cold” is bad. Drawing lessons from personal experience & reminding our readers that we are not as “prefect” as we appear is a greta place to start. 🌸
I agree, it really is. It makes you and your content more relatable doesnt it. And as a reader myself thats one thing that I really appreciate. Some vulnerability and openness can really help to draw readers in!
Learnt from it. Thank you so much
I’m so glad’
This is so true.. great advice
Thank you! I’m so glad you enjoyed☺️
This is a really good one. As a new blogger, I find it very difficult to know what my readers actually enjoy reading…
It can be really hard, its taken me a while to understand it and I feel like its constantly changing too!
#1- Be vulnerable…yep…yep…yep!!
Works for everything we write. I just had to re-write an essay for a contest because I was terrified to share some stuff in the first draft. I wasn’t vulnerable enough.
Your posts make me smile 😀
Love the positive vibes here.
It can be so scary to be vulnerable cant it? But I think its so beneficial to others when you are 🤗
Thank you! I love having you here with us!
You think? I always say that but when it came to that essay… I was kind of forced to be vulnerable😂 It is so hard!
Wow! Loved it! Thank you for sharing such valuable insights. ❤
You’re so welcome, so glad you enjoyed it 💛