203 How to Brighten Your Content with Personality, Story, and the Occasional Outburst – with Paula Pant

February 18, 2015

Who: Paula Pant
Blog: AffordAnything.com

Your blog is a reflection of who you are. Sharing a bit about yourself makes it even more unique.

How do you add a personal touch to your posts?

How do you share your personal stories without being too much?

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When people visit your blog, we all know that they are mostly looking for information. But more than that, what many of us forget is that most of them are also looking to connect with a real human behind those posts that we share.

Showing your personality helps to build your connection with our readers. We are building something different from any other blogger because each of our stories are different from everybody else's.

Inside This Episode

Paula Pant is an ENTHUSIASTIC blogger, entrepreneur and an adventurer who started her own business at the age of 27, traveled to 30 countries by the age of 30 and currently owns a few rental properties.

How to Brighten Your Content with Personality, Story, and the Occasional Outburst – with Paula Pant

She shares a lot of her stories in her blog at AffordAnything.com about crushing limits and maximizing life with a laptop-based business. She believes it is through this that she can connect with her readers at a deeper level.

So, in today's episode, she shares her thoughts and tips on how to go about telling personal stories on your blog to contribute to its success.

She opens our eyes to the kind of journey she had before starting to treat her blog as a business. Her blog has evolved over time and went from looking like spam, to now, building strong connections with her readers at a more personal level while still maintaining that value that she provides.

Some of the tips she shares with us and goes in depth in this episode are:

  • How to start telling stories about yourself
  • Why its important to start every blog post with a personal anecdote
  • Why asking yourself, “Am I sharing it for me or am I sharing it for them?” will make a difference in the posts that you share
  • How to use your About Page to tell a narrative and why it's helpful
  • How it's okay to have occasional outbursts
  • How to deal with privacy concerns in the personal stories that you share…

This and so much more value in this interview. So go ahead and have a listen 🙂

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Learning With Leslie

Learning With Leslie is a podcast dedicated to helping you build a business around a blog. No, not one of those blogs that will fall by the wayside when Google has a mood swing, but one that will thrive no matter what gets thrown at it.

I share tips and strategies that I’ve learnt building blogs since 2008 and interview experts who are knowledgable about various aspects of blogging so that we can learn from their experiences.

If you’re a blogger, thinking about becoming a blogger (pun intended) or are not even sure if blogging is right for you, go ahead and tune in to see what this blogging thing is all about.

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  • Michael Orth says:


    When I started listening to you and Paula I was tired and just wanted to make it through the day. You two are so energetic it’s almost like a blogging “sugar high”. I am energetic and ready to work on my blog after a very long week at doing my 9 to 5 job.
    Great podcast.

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