I seem to have read a lot lately about how to be a good blog. Most of the tips involve things like how to arrange your layout, what colors to use and where to focus. And honestly, in my opinion, I disagree.
Sure, if you want your blog to be like every other one out there go ahead and take the tips verbatim. Much like a thought out neighborhood in the suburbs, the cookie cutter starter homes line the streets looking exactly alike. They're all the same color, the same building materials and the same 3 or 4 floor plans. And, yes, this is successful for the home builders; and a little boring. Who says that every successful blog must be written and arranged the same way in the same colors just because it's the normal way things "work".
What bothers me is that just like those cookie cutter homes, everything the same - lacks personality. I don't think that Kat Von D (love her or hate her) would be where she was if she looked like every other bleached blonde in Hollywood. She has personality and a unique funk. And that, my friends, is what I strive for every day, minus the tattoos.