almost a month ago i started my new blog (YAY!!!), at which point i have placed a quote at the bottom…
“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”
be yourself. ok
sound like yourself. huh? *deer in the headlights*
what does this mean? i always heard to let your personality come through in your writing, and though i thought it was, it really wasn’t. with all the grammar
rules, laws, that i mostly break and trying to make sure what i write even makes sense and trying to not sound like a lost hillbilly shirtless in overalls looking for his tabaccy and banjo, ahem, an uneducated writer/speaker – person. not lol-ing and emoticon-ing every 5 words… i then forget to ask myself, “does my personality show here?” or is it just words? words.
make sure YOU really come through in your writing. i noticed that in person i am bubbly, energetic, i pretend to be funny and am always smiling. this wasn’t coming through in my blog posts, twitter tweets, or any writing for that matter. it’s hard to type a feeling or all the sounds we make when we’re excited or speaking in general. listen to yourself speaking all day today; how would you write some of it? do you sound like you? do you sound like someone else? is it just words, plain and naked of emotion or personality? words? or YOU? it matters. i love, love, love reading my friend’s blogs where i can really hear that person saying that or feel like i’m getting to know someone new through their bloggy personality.
it will take some time. it is a journey this blog thing, not a destination. grow with me, will you?