Last week I asked about your least favorite part of blogging and admitted that mine was the actual writing. In the comments Ron Obvious wrote, “I think if you go back and read some of your earlier stuff you have really found a voice.”
While I agree with Ron that my writing has improved since I started this blog and he was my only reader, I disagree that I have found MY voice.
My goal is to be kind and helpful. And honestly, I think that makes my writing and many of my articles quite dull.
In real life I AM kind and helpful. I am also so much more. I describe myself as sarcastic, snarky, pseudo-confident (I fake it), and really really funny. And while I am hesitant to admit this, I swear like the proverbial sailor.
If I was honestly writing with my own voice, my articles would be super funny, snarky, and liberally sprinkled with four letter words.
Maybe my blogging voice isn’t supposed to be the same as my real voice. Maybe I am supposed to find a voice that works and appeals to readers.
I am half tempted to start another blog and try writing with my OWN voice. Something funny that contains sarcastic observations. Something that isn’t quite so nice. Something that reads just like I speak. Something R rated. I’m partially inspired by The Bloggess.
I’m not planning on giving up this blog. Not at all. But I don’t know if I can suddenly change the tone, especially when I’m primarily writing WordPress tips (I haven’t done much of that the last two weeks though). Hmm … my own voice would fit with the whole (Anti) Social thing I have going on here.
So, how about you? Do you have a blogging voice? Is it your real life voice the same as your blogging voice? Or you just pretending the way that I am? ;-)
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