What’s Your Blogging Style?

You might think your blogging style tells the world what’s on your mind and what’s important to you. What it actually shows is much more revealing—it predicts what kind of friend you are, how you’re coping with stress, and even whether or not you feel fulfilled in your relationships with others.

A new study reveals that a blogger falls into one of four distinct “types”: Therapeutic, Self-Censoring, Connected, and Substitution bloggers, whose styles gives clues about why they write.

According to an article published today at Physorg.com, the study by Swinburne University of Technology focused on what bloggers thought about their own writing style. While some writers do it as a form of personal expression, others might use blogs to promote themselves professionally, because they are bored, or they engage in a hobby they want to share with others.

What the different types look like, and what they mean

I think I’m sort of a combination of the second and last type of blogger. I do feel more comfortable talking to people online and I’m terrible with face-to-face relationships because I don’t edit my reactions properly. I don’t know how to deal respond the right way most of the time. Being online allows me the extra time I need to think about what I’m going to say and how to phrase it, which I can’t do in real life because people don’t typically stand there waiting for you to proofread your replies.

It’s sad, though. The words “nut” and “case” spring to mind.

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3 responses to “What’s Your Blogging Style?

  1. Hey, saw you from the A to Z challenge thingy on these Interwebz. Great post! Thanks for your support. I mutually retweet. I @RetweetLister on Twitter.

  2. My sister says the same thing you do. She is much more comfortable online than face to face. I usually talk just to hear myself talk to anyone, ask my husband. Online I’m actually more wary because you just don’t know who is out there. I’ve met many great people online since it became the WWW, but even before that I met someone in a chat that wanted to do something else.
    I do feel I write more freely in my blog than in other writing venues. That may be after years of legal writing.

  3. I am hooked on blogging. That is why. I have 3 books to promote and that is why I started but then I realized this whole networked world out here and it made me enjoy finding people online who value the same things as I do. Also giving support to others helps you grow as a writer.