It is important for your blog to have a focus. That was the first thing I wrote about in this blogging series (you can read that post here). However - to blog about something that isn't 'on topic' for your blog? Would you? Should you?
My blog is about sewing, upcycling and learning how to use those to gain success - so motivation and blogging posts too. I try to post things that are relevant to the main theme of my blog - and add a few photos and comments here and there about what I've been up to.
I do think in blogging, it helps to share a little of who you are with your readers. If you have a 'blog' rather than a 'website' then it's more interactive and people like to know who the person behind the blog is.
It was only about a year ago that I finally started doing this. I added my picture to my profile and began to share more of what I was up to outside of blogging on Facebook, Instagram and also on the blog itself. Since then I really feel like I've connected with more people and that my blog is more 'me' than a separate entity (if that makes sense).
I used to be quite wary of posting things on the blog that were different. That was until a particular post last year. I shared a recipe for Cheesymite scrolls - an Australian recipe I make for my girls quite often for their school lunches. I was hesitant to share a recipe as that's not what my blog was about. However - when I saw how many people came and read the post, I was pleasantly surprised.
I sometimes wonder what 'should' be posted where. For example should you just post articles and tutorials on topic on your blog, and use social media like Facebook and Twitter to share a little of your personal life? In the end, I don't think there are any rules. Your blog should have a focus, but it should also be more personal than just endless tutorials or facts and for that there has to be a variety.
Nowadays I do share the occasional recipe or post about places I've been or things I've done. It doesn't seem to harm my blog, on the contrary, I believe it has a positive effect.
How About You?
Do you share a little of your personal life on your blog?
Or do you think you should restrict that kind of thing to social media?