There’s no doubt that blogging is a competitive industry – we are constantly watching it evolve along with the community expanding every day. Yet amongst the 100s of topics that get written about there’s one thing that make each of us unique: our voice.
For me personally, I want my posts to show more than just words and pictures on a screen. I don’t need my writing to be the best, I just want anyone who reads my blog to see my personality shine through from the very start and for me to be happy with what I’ve published.
Trust me when I say it wasn’t easy to get here.
My reason for starting this blog isn’t the same as it is today. I was a completely different person three years ago; a recent university dropout who had no experience writing or any sense of what direction she wanted her blog to go in, to be specific. Back then I was looking for a place to belong and to be part of something again. Who knew making such a huge lifestyle change would do that?
I have always found blogging to be quite challenging partly because writing is me being out of my comfort zone. It’s not a skill that came naturally to me, I had to work at it so despite feeling conscious about being far from a great writer I keep clicking the publish button with a smile. Plus I do love a challenge!
As you could probably imagine finding my voice also involved me making mistakes. When I first started I thought I wanted to talk about technology due to that being my career path yet I realised after a while that’s not what gives me the passion to write. Overcoming that amongst other obstacles was the best thing that could have happened to my blog. I have finally found my writing path and to me that’s all that matters.
Bring on the next three years of blogging!