One of the things that came out of blogcamp Manchester for me was the fact that it is key to develop your own voice or writing style and to stick with it thorough out your blog.
It made my day to listen to two strong, unique and inspirationsal women discuss why they blog and how they developed their writing style. Neither was apologetic for the things they did. Muireann from Bangs and Bun is a funny, feisty and unforgettable powerhouse of words. She isn’t afraid to use them and share the outcome of them with her readers. I love the fact that she doesn’t police comments on the blog and acknowledges that people can have differences of opinion.
Jen from A Little Bird Told Me gave me some fantastic ideas on ways to add value to my blog and open up my readership. She also taught me that every blogger needs a tripod, as yes all those amazing clothes shots are self portraights! She also demonstrated that as bloggers when we have our own unique voice, we can all bring our own strengths to the party and highlighted this by showing how 10 fashion bloggers make an item of clothing look so different.
Writing has been on my mind since then, I have even dreamed about it for a couple of nights and I had to write this post to get it out of my system.
How I write
I write from the heart. My words are often an outpouring of emotion from my heart on to the computer keyboard. Often I never look back at a post once I have typed it and I can guarantee that there are a number of draft postrs in my dashboard that will never see the light of day. I do not know any other way to write. This is down to the fact that I am not and never have been a writer, I document moments in time on my blog. I attempt to capture the essence of a moment and try to ensure that it remains for prosperity.
Sometimes this doesn’t make for easy or comfortable reading, but then that is fine, but I do believe that it means that people recognise me when they meet me.
How do we take that 2D voice, those flat words and ensure that they equate to our 3D person? It it important that I am the person in real life that I am on the page? For me it is key, but I would love to know your thoughts