[quote style="boxed"]Dear friends, let me introduce Vivek Krishnan from CollegeFallout.com with his wonderful guest post for SEO MMO Tips blog. Krishnan points out the interesting scenario being more apparent in blog-sphere of faking identity as if the blogger is super big guy. Please enjoy the post and don’t forget to leave your feedback on the comment box below! ~Suresh Khanal[/quote]
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his article was not meant to happen, but after reading so many posts where bloggers talk about faking it till you make it in the blogging world, I felt compelled to write this post. Faking it till you make it is becoming rather popular in the blogging scenario. It is of course rampant in the dating scene, but, more recently, it has become the mainstay of most new bloggers. However, what many bloggers who fake it don’t understand is that when they fake it, they are basically insulting the intelligence of their readers. There really is no definitive way that you can fake yourself to be someone you are not when it comes to blogging. Also, fakers can never survive too long, they will eventually lose interest and quit blogging.
If you are looking for the testimony of the statement above, then you can probably have a look at the litter of make money online blogs around the internet. Almost all of these blogs will call themselves “Guru’s” or the “No.1 Website with six figure income” – well I don’t buy it. And if you are a person with a fair sensibility, you would not either.
What most good authors really mean when they talk about faking it till they make it is basically about presenting oneself well.
There is a very fine line between “Faking it” and Presenting oneself well!
Interestingly, fake it till you make it is basically all about presenting yourself well. It is not about going overboard with nonsensical achievements that no one will believe, instead, it is about letting out a subtle message to your readers that you are sort of a big deal.
The best example to show the difference between faking it and presenting oneself well is this way:
Suppose you have a blog on Making money online, if you were a faker – this is how you would brand yourself: “Learn to Make a Six Figure Income from the MMO Guru!“. Which is frankly, an insult to my intelligence, because one look at your site and I would tell the blogger hasn’t earned a penny from the internet. A blog which makes six figure income has its tell-tale signs.
However, if you were a cut above, then you would probably brand yourself with: “The premier destination to learn to make money online”, so if I were to read a tagline like this, I would stop a moment to think that although you may not be the highest earning blogger on the internet – you know what you are talking about.
Key takeaway: In the example above, even if both the blogs had the exact same content, the blogger who used the second approach would win my respect.
In conclusion, I really don’t see the sense in faking it. Because no matter how you fake it, the end result is always going to be the falling apart of your brand image. Building a reputation takes time, otherwise, everyone who fakes it would be a millionaire. There is a thin line in faking it and presenting yourself well.
I thank Suresh for the opportunity to guest post at his blog, I am looking forward to your comments and making new friends.
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