Becoming a celebrity Blogger was probably the farthest thing from The Pioneer Woman’s mind.
The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond didn’t set out to become a celebrity blogger and the next Food Network star. According to Rene Lynch of the LA Times;
“Her blog started as a way for her to stay in touch with extended family and show off pictures of the kids. But when she started posting photos of her food and recipes — specifically, a tutorial on grilling a steak — readers started coming in droves. And they stuck around for details about Drummond’s “how did I end up here” storytelling.”
Ree was a city girl turned Oklahoma rancher’s wife, home schooling mother of 4 turned blogger, and the rest is history.
Interesting… so what’s that got to do with you?
Well, either you read my posts because you are building an online business, want to learn WordPress or blogging in general. Pick one, any one and it could take you down the same road as Ree Drummund. Whether you are blogging to build a business or just to vent some of your creative energy, the common thread is storytelling; drawing your reader in, getting them to identify with you so they want to be in your space, to know what happens next.
So what makes her so special, anyway?
The Pioneer Woman is simply Ree being Ree. From her graphic attention grabbing tag line “Plowing through life in the country…one calf nut at a time.” to her sense of humor, love of family, cooking and life on the ranch with her “Marlboro Man”. She wasn’t afraid to open up and put herself out there. She is as authentic as it gets. Those are the things that readers gobble up! In a nut shell “the storytelling”.
So what’s so special about you?
Frankly, YOU! You were designed by God to be unique. There is no one exactly like you in all the world. Never has been, never will be. You know things others don’t, you have talents, gifts and experiences others want you to share with them. You DO have something to say, stories to tell.
You don’t have to be a great writer.
You just have to write. Like everything else, good comes with practice. Ree probably didn’t consider herself a writer. She just started to tell her story in an authentic way, using real life…and real people stopped to listen. She uses photos to make it personal, to share with us a bit of her world, to make us want more. What can you share to make your readers want more of you?
Let’s hear your take on this. Please leave a comment and share your thoughts.