Finding Your Blogging Voice

Imagine you’ve just started a blog. You’ve picked out a domain name, found a beautiful theme, and set up social media accounts. It seems like you’ve got all the pieces of a blog ready to be put together, but when it comes to the actual content, you feel like you’ve reached a dead end.

This situation basically describes how I felt during my first two or three months of blogging. I had lots of ideas of what I wanted to write about, but when I wrote, I couldn’t help but think that my voice was getting lost. My posts felt very generic and impersonal and occasionally a little forced. I grew exponentially frustrated with myself, as I thought my content was lacking.

To deal with this issue, I spent my free time reading blogging help posts. A lot of these articles talked about finding one’s “blogging voice.” At first, I was pretty skeptical of the idea. It seemed like something that people just said, but didn’t actually mean. I didn’t know what to think of it.

Despite my skepticism, I let the concept marinate (weird word choice, I know. It’s not a piece of meat) sit in the back of my mind. I didn’t revisit it until several months later, when I was much happier with the content I was producing. It was then when I realized how true the idea of a “blogging voice” really was and I can’t believe it took me so long to realize it.

Blogging is different from any other form of writing. It’s not as formal as an essay, but it’s not as effortless as text message. It requires some thought and practice and a great deal of patience. Since it’s so different than other forms of writing, it takes time for your thoughts and your voice to develop. It’s not something that happens instantaneously and it’s not something that you’re able to control. After a while, it just starts to grow.

I think that finding your “blogging voice” is another way of finding yourself. As you continue to blog, you begin to realize what type of posts you like to write, what type of posts you like to read, and what other aspects of blogging you enjoy. It’s mostly about deciding what topics make you the most happy to talk about.

Once you’ve figured that out, it becomes a lot easier write blog posts. I went from blogging every then and again, to blogging every other day, to blogging every day. It’s a gradual transition that you probably won’t even notice, but it’s certainly one of the most exciting things about blogging.

 

How did you find your blogging voice? 

Sincerely,

Paige

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18 thoughts on “Finding Your Blogging Voice

  1. This is so true. Finding your blogging voice is partly finding yourself and your own voice. I found it really helpful to keep a journal and write down my thoughts for my blog by hand rather than straight away writting on my laptop. If I write on my laptop straight away I seem to just end up staring at an empty page! Thats what helps and works for me anyway 🙂 x

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  2. Great post like usual! I come from a writing background so finding my writing voice hasn’t been difficult. Like another commenter, I write exactly how I speak. Hypothetical questions. Random trailing off moments. Tangents. Rambling. Long winded-ness. What I have struggled to find is my writing gag! It is so hard for me to write a short post! lol

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    1. Thank you! For me I think the hardest part was getting out of that formal/essay-style of writing and writing more like how I speak. I think it’s the hypothetical questions and the ramblings that make blogs personable! And I know what you mean about needing to write shorter posts lol! Sometimes I have to stop myself when I get carried away

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  3. Finding my voice took one other blog, a lot of time, and a lot of posting. When I made my new blog, I had to remind myself to take things slow and that it’s alright to spend time figuring things out. On my first blog, I kept trying out the styles of other bloggers which was really tiring. With the new one, I was able to focus more on what I like rather than what other people like.

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  4. I can totally relate to this. I just started blogging, yet again…after taking a break for about, hmmm…a year. Lol. It’s true, we have a voice when we write. I don’t even know you but I read that in a certain voice (or tone) …that isn’t my own.
    Great post!

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