I have started to contribute to a new community blog -Dream Books LLC. Most of the other bloggers are fast paced, adding reviews and interviews and personal publishing stories; but with my current work load, I'm working on a column idea. So far I have posted an introduction and this start to my "column".
I'll post each issue of the column here too for anyone who might want to read it here.
Is It You
Those of us who are writers besides being bloggers, have you found you have a different voice for blogging then you do for writing?
Anyone can tell you that when you blog, be it professionally or as a hobby, you will have a few weeks or even months where you are trying to find your own style.
For me, it took six months of blogging to get my groove. I started off doing one blog post a week, having spent that full week working on the post and trying to make it sound as much as possible like it was something you'd see on Sex and the City.
It's seven years later, and I still have times where I hear the voice of actress Sarah Jessica Parker reading in my head as I write.
Ironically, I did not find my own blogging style till after I started to read a column by Hunter S. Thompson. It was his style of reporting sports that helped to free me from what I thought a woman was expected to say.
I come across hundreds of blogs a week, where the blog's author talks about wanting to be a writer, but not showing any of themselves in their blog. Most of them have fallen into the same trap I did in the beginning, trying to be like everyone else when they blog. As a writer many of us have turned to blogging as an easy outlet for our stories. Many seem to be afraid to let loose and really put in their soul when they do; feeling that to be successful they must be able to fit in to an ideal.
I'll end my observation with a question... are you writing for yourself or are you blogging for the world?