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.
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.