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A Clear Point of View Is Crucial To Increase Your Blog Traffic

Written by George Manty  · March 29, 2007

Daniel from Daily Blog Tips is hosting a group project, where each blogger is supposed to share a blogging mistake they have made and how they corrected it. Last year, I wrote about my biggest blogging mistake, and I corrected it by following my own advice. So after Leroy took my next choice, I decided to write about a mistake that my wife Jill pointed out to me recently.

I made the mistake of not having a clear point of view!

A point of view is your blog’s personality, or its “voice”. The point of view helps make your blog unique.

When most of us start a blog, we search for a particular niche to write about. Once we find the right niche we buy a domain name and start writing about it. Picking a good niche is important, but…

You also need to choose a point of view for your blog.

The point of view for your blog might be:

  • An expert sharing your knowledge about your niche

  • A newbie learning about your niche

  • An upbeat look at your niche

  • A humorour perspective on your niche

  • A negative look at your niche

  • etc.

One mistake I made with this blog is not having a clear point of view. At first, I started this blog to track my personal journey to making money online. However, sometimes I have strayed from that point of view.

Making money online is a large topic, and there are lots of resources available out there. Why would anyone want to read my blog, instead of one of the countless others out there?

My point of view.

Your point of view is the one thing you have that sets your blog apart from every other blog out there. While I really feel like my blog is a useful resource for thosing wanting to make money online, I think that I need to keep my point of view focused on my journey and not stray too far off that path. Otherwise, I risk losing readers.

I approach blogging with a family friendly writing style. I am not obnoxious, will not write hate posts, will not gossip about others, etc. That is not what this or any of my other blogs (or Jill’s blogs) is about. If I started cursing, talking badly about others, etc. it would cause me to lose readers! That’s not the point of view you expect from me. Even if you weren’t offended, you would probably be confused.

Anyway, I am trying to return to the original point of view for this blog. It’s a mistake to change your point of view (without a very good reason), and it’s a mistake to not have a clear point of view.

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5 Responses to “A Clear Point of View Is Crucial To Increase Your Blog Traffic”

  1. Jonix on March 29th, 2007 10:50 pm

    Sometimes is not easy to have some kind of point of view. If your read alot of sources of news, sometimes you could get confused and that will result in a no good point of view.
    But i must agree, if you are writing about a news that others have written, then the point of view, is very very important, it’s the key to the success of the post.

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  3. Mithu@ Make Money Online on June 20th, 2009 10:56 pm

    Yes, you have rightly pointed out that a clear view is very essential. Because a clear view tells your visitors clearly what is your blog about or what you want to say. Not having a clear view can only put visitors into confusion making them lose interest in your blog. On the other hand having a clear and convincing view gives visitiors confidence and they keep their faith on you.

  4. Nate Holland on July 15th, 2009 4:33 pm

    Good point. Changing your POV will definitely cost you your readers. They’ve probably followed your blog because they liked your writing style, or the way you talk about things in a positive (or negative, or humorous, or informative..the list can go on and on) manner. Changing your style and/or point of view may cause them to say “what just happened?” and might not come back to read the next one.

  5. Nihau - Make Money Online on January 5th, 2011 5:17 am

    Yes, I agree with you. When I started my first blog I had no knowledge of blogging. However, I was doing on page work as well as link building work. That time I had no clear view for my blog. I was changing my site keywords and content mostly. But later I read a blog to learn basic blogging. Then I make a clear view and targeted best keywords and topic for my blog. So, now i am happy because I have a blog where people visit for learn a target topic.