A manifesto is a call to action. Itâ€™s a crystal clear declaration of what you stand for and believe in. Do you have one for your blog? I recently wrote a manifesto for Nubby Twiglet and though itâ€™s still a work in progress, it was a great creative exercise to define my blogâ€™s mission. Penning a manifesto for your blog can also be a great personal reminder for what you do and why you do it, especially after youâ€™ve been at it for a long time (my 7 year anniversary is creeping up!).
Are you a creative whoâ€™s passionate about the aesthetics in your daily life? Does design play an integral role in your personal expression? Then youâ€™ve come to the right place. Nubby Twiglet was founded in 2007 under the guise that we should embrace our individuality in order to live a unique, inspired existence. As creatives, our lives are multi-faceted and expression ruminates from everywhere including our surroundings, careers and travels. Why should we separate our lives into bite-sized pieces when we can live it as one, inspiring whole? Come as you are, take charge and embrace a lifestyle that leaves you personally fulfilled.
Manifesto Cheat Sheet
If you’d like to write your own manifesto, here are five tips to help you get started:
1. Call out your blog by name.
You immediately want readers to know what the manifesto represents.
2. Define the purpose of your blog.
How are you helping your audience and adding value to their lives?
3. What makes your blog different?
Whatâ€™s the unique twist on your content that makes it irreplaceable?
4. Who is your blogâ€™s audience (or ideal audience)?
Are you writing for college students, stay at home moms, creatives or aspiring chefs? Define your niche.
5. How can you end on a positive note?
Tie everything up in a nice bow. Leave your audience feeling inspired and energized.
Do you have a manifesto for your blog?
If you have one or write one after this, please leave it in the comments so we can check it out!