Point of View: First, Second & Third Person

When you sit down to write a blog, one of the first questions you have is: what point of view am I writing this from? For anyone new to content writing, we have prepared a quick guide below to walk you through the different perspectives.


The First-Person POV


When we talk about ourselves, our specific opinions, or the things or instances around us, we usually express our views in the first-person point of view. The biggest hint that someone is writing in the first person POV is that in the use of first-person pronouns. Some of the first-person pronouns are ‘we,’ ‘ourselves,’ ‘our,’ and ‘us.’ To be specific, these are plural forms of the first-person pronouns. Some of the singular forms of first-person pronouns are known to include ‘I,’ ‘me,’ ‘myself,’ ‘mine,’ and ‘my.’


Here’s an example of a blog post written using the first-person POV.

https://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/celebrating-pride-lives-stonewall-day-campaign


The Second-Person POV


When we write content in the second-person point of view, it is important to address the specific individual or groups of people being specified or mentioned. The second-person POV is the ‘you’ perspective, using pronouns like ‘you,’ ‘your,’ ‘yourself,’ ‘yours,’ and ‘yourselves.’


Here’s an example of a blog post written in the second-person POV.

https://lookdiary.com.hk/blog/aerial-yoga-must-try


The Third-Person POV


This perspective features the individual or groups of people who are being talked about. Some of the common pronouns you can use when you write in the third-person point of view are ‘he’, ‘she’, ‘herself’, ‘himself’, ‘his’, ‘him’, ‘hers’, ‘they’, ‘them’, ‘its’, ‘it’, ‘theirs’, ‘itself’, ‘themselves’, ‘their’, and ‘theirs’.


Here’s an example of a blog post written using the third-person POV.

https://zegal.com/en-hk/blog/post/hong-kong-audit-and-taxation-tips


If you’re writing a blog but not sure which POV to use, or want to learn more about our content writing services and what we might be able to do for you, feel free to contact us.



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