Using We and I in Blogging

Today we are talking about using the words we and I. This comes from a question from Sally.

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This question is from Sally (not her real name). Sally is just starting out blogging and doesn’t have a team. She has noticed some bloggers say “we” even though they don’t have a team. Is it better to use “we” or “I” when blogging.

In Today’s Episode Using We and I When Blogging and Does It Matter

  • I’m sure a lot of bloggers can relate to this question.
  • I know I’ve slipped into the “we” in the early days of my blogs because they kind of slid into being a collaborative thing
  • I wasn’t trying to project I was bigger than I was, it was more of the collaborative nature
  • In time, I had regular guest writers and a forum moderator, so I guess the “we” became more justified
  • After I started hiring more people it definitely became a “we”
  • I struggle with the flip side of this sometimes, I use “I” on my blog when I have a collaborative team working on the site and helping out
  • I think it is a good idea to be as transparent as possible
  • Using “I” can make you more relatable to your audience and show that you are just like them
  • There will come a time when the “I” becomes a “we”, this isn’t a clear cut process and the transition may be muddled
  • Stay transparent, and share your journey. Don’t worry too much if the lines become muddled.

How did you go with today’s episode?

I would love to hear other people’s opinions on this. When did you start using “we”? Do you slip into using “we” or “I” when you shouldn’t? I would love to hear your take on this subject.

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