How to be Transparent Bloggers


After knowing the benefits of applying transparency within your blog it’s a good timing to know the best practice on how to be transparent bloggers.

The greatest benefits of a blogger can gain by increasing transparency is greater connection with their readers.

If you’re new in blogging then it’s the right to learn how to be transparent bloggers within the topic you choose yet if you’re expert bloggers these tips could be a good reminder on your blogging journey.

There’s no need for longer introduction, let’s jump on to the tips :)

4 Tips to be transparent bloggers easily

Talk about your passion

If you’re blog about your passion that’s one step closer to be transparent blogger. You can easily build your brand because you do well with your blog. Like-minded people will easily get connected to you in many ways. Just remember that it’s not about being a blogger that knows everything but you should know what you are doing. It’s important to be viewed as experts but that doesn’t mean you have to pretend to know about anything.

Here’s an example :

If you are blogging in weight-loss niche and someone asking for help about web design what will you do? It’s a great chance to make money over it but you’ll look better if you refer her to one of your networks in web design expertise.

The sample above gives you advantage of being resourceful person in the eyes of others. Don’t be afraid of losing money this way, you’re actually build network and credibility over it.

Have your own voice  

When you talk about being success in blogging thus uniqueness should be one of your concerns. Having your own voice through your post is believe the best way to stand-out the crowd. No matter what people said on the same topics you’ll find yourself different because it comes from your own experience. In the end you can take responsibility for anything you have published.

Responsibility at this stage would be needed to gain natural and attractive engagement. Once readers put their comments on your post whether to disagree, to ask, or to support you can easily respond it.

Welcome others opinion

One of the risks of blogging is being reached easily. Once you have published your post that’s mean everyone on the net can read it as far as your blog alive. Depend on your comment policy, you’ll find others opinion on your post somehow.

No matter how bad their sharing opinions through comments you need to welcome those feedback yet it all depends on your comment’s policy. However, the real value is the openness of having others opinion.

Be honest

There are many form of honesty in blogging. However, the most simplest thing of being open through blog are from the use of image, link source, free report and the policy applied on blog. There’s no body perfect, then it’s wise to admit mistake.

If you are speaking to someone who does not seem to know what they are talking about, chances are you are going to take your business elsewhere. Be honest through your post should avoid that to happen, because reader’s will easily find out your passions and they’ll respect you for that.

Value Makes You Transparent

Frankly speaking, bloggers who actually love what their doing will be transparent naturally. Writing on your passion affect the way you engage visitors that enjoy your blog. They can easily take the value inside and understand on what you’re trying to deliver. Thus, you will always be transparent in their eyes.

These tips on how to be transparent bloggers should help guide you into the best practices of an effective transparency strategy that will set you apart from the crowd. When others learn that you can be trusted to share your valuable insight, they will reward you with more of their business.

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  1. Hello,
    I must say that I like the title that you have provided and specially the term – “Transparent blogger”. I feel that being honest and talking about yourself is definitely the best way to be transparent as a blogger. Thanks for the share!!

    • Okto

      Hi Aditi,

      I do agree on being honest but I guess we need to be careful on talking about yourself. I’d prefer talking on something that we’ve passion on it. :)

      Thanks for sharing your voice here

  2. Hey Okto,
    In this regard, my policy is sharing what i learn. I think this the best way to being transparent to the readers.
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    • Okto

      Hi Istiyak,

      Sharing what we learn create value to others, it’s something that bloggers should add to their contents

      Thanks for your feedback :)

  3. Good points. I think being honest is the greatest of them all. When you are honest and open, people will will understand that you are truly out to help and just being concerned with the gain that will come to you. This way many more will trust you and things will become more easy as you move along your path to success.
    Chadrack recently posted..Webhosting Giveaway – 1Yr Guaranteed Optimum Hosting, Yours FREE!My Profile

    • Okto

      Hi Chadrack,
      More bloggers agree that being honest and open are ingredients to success online.
      Thanks for adding feedback to us :).

  4. TracyAnn0312

    I do not have enough idea regarding on how to become a transparent blogger. Can you explain to me further what it is all about?
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    • Okto

      Hi Tracy,

      It’s all about being unique in the crowded niche. There are millions of blogs out there while some bloggers has been out of the pack through transparency. I’d like to share how a blogger can be one and like to know how others thought of this matters. Looks like there is an agreement that transparency benefits the actor to some extend in online business.

      • Hi Okto – great post, and couldn’t agree with you more. I think finding your ‘unique selling point’ is one of the biggest challenges we all face, and one of the simplest ways to start developing that is simply to be yourself – because we’re all unique.

        I love the concept of transparency – if you’re honest and open with your readers, I think they appreciate your authenticity – it reassures them that you’re for real and makes it more likely they’ll trust you – and ultimately maybe even buy from you. Because they know you’re not going to sell them a lemon.

        An inspiring post that reinforces the value of ethical marketing – thank you,

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        • Okto

          Hi Sue,

          Authenticity is one of many forms of smart marketing. Those who succeed online have managed to achieve their authenticity for sure. And some of them reach it through transparency in their business.

          Thanks for the feedback :)

      • TracyAnn0312

        Well I think that these is such a great idea that can help us in order to make our blog attract more traffic from the others. Thank you for sharing it Okto.
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  5. Hi Okto, wow what can I say, the blog is really taking shape and sooo much new content for me to read… not sure where to start lol. I loved this post and transparent is always the best way, now I know that sounds odd coming from Andi the Minion and my site being Tim’s Minions so it all looks less transparent but I am actually called Andi, I try and add honest bits about me into my writing and I work for a man called Tim so it is open even though there is a bit of tongue in cheek characterisation of our personalities.

    A blog that looks to be written by one or a handful of passionate people will always get the best results, people buy into people.
    Andi the Minion recently posted..Top 10 Blogging Tips: InfographMy Profile

    • Okto

      Hi Andi,

      Yup, something change with the blog for some reasons of course. Great to see you around again. Thanks for disclosing Andi the Minion :), you just show us that transparency can be formed in many ways for sure.

  6. Hi

    Transparent Blogging is actually about the like minded people discussing about their passion and are very honest in their opinions and in sharing their knowledge.

    The title of yours is really enticing.

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

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    • Okto

      Hi Sapna,

      I believe so, it will be easy for us becoming transparent around like minded people.

      Thanks for stopping by and adding feedback to us. :)

  7. Hello Okto,

    Transparency has two sides, being over transparent can hit you badly at times. I am sure being honest can take you places and I stick to it but sometimes honesty can be taken for granted and people start messing up!! :) Good points you have mentioned in your article..
    Rohan Advani recently posted..Top 10 Animation Software ToolsMy Profile

    • Okto

      Thanks Rohan. It’s so true that honesty is good thing to do while blogging. :)



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