Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Where have all my posts gone?

I have not been posting as much lately. This has partially been because I've been obscenely busy. But that's not the only reason.

Part of it? Is because I don't think I've found my voice. I think I've become somewhat intimidated by the writing of others. There are several people that I just *love* to read what they've written & I get all happy and excited whenever they post. I get all envious (in an appreciative way - not in a weird mean way) and wish that I could write like they do.

But I can't. Because it's not me. And those aren't my words.

I need to figure my voice out. I know that I am a good writer. I'm not amazing, but I know I'm good. It's just not readily apparent at the moment. And that is not working for me.

I don't want to be sad about it. I don't want to give up. But I don't want to be fluffy drivel, either. I see no purpose in that. I will never get better if I don't do it more.

Besides, it makes me feel too good when I do get it right to give it up.


  1. If I regret one thing about blogging, it was not being more of a blog-reader before I picked a voice.

    I love my blog, I think I probably do it pretty well, but, I don't know - if I REALLY appreciated the full variety of what's out there - if I would have picked exactly what I did.

    I think you're doing exactly the right thing. It's easy to fall in love with a few bloggers and (unconsciously) adopt their style or voice, but I think you're very right to test your own voice and explore the stories you think you can tell the best before committing yourself.

    We're here. We'll be patient. :)


  2. How long have you blogging? Just keep at it. I look at how my posts have evolved from when I started which wasn't all that long ago until now and it's changed so much. Just keep writing when you can and you will find it, I promise. I don't post every day either like some do because I can't seem to find the time and I get easily distracted when I'm online reading all the great blogs out there.

  3. Here's my 2 cents- just keep writing. Writing is like any creative expression, it's always influenced by something and I think that is ok. Keep at it and you will find the mid point and there your voice will be.

  4. I agree with all of the above...just keep writing! Your writing will evolve as you do - I've only been blogging since March and still don't feel that I've found my voice yet. I think you are doing fantastic, and I look forward to reading more.

  5. I love your writing style, whatever it may be, and I can relate with the struggle to find that voice and keep it consistent.

    I think it's harder to do for some, especially if you're evolving as a person (and you wouldn't know anything about this, right? It's not like you have anything going on in your life). Let your writing evolve with you and you'll figure it out.

    I for one would love to read about it along the way.

    Plus? I've read your comments on PAT and you are damn funny. I'm pretty confident that what does get posted here will not be fluff and drivel. And if it is? It's most likely the kind that I want to hear about anyways.

  6. New here. I think sometimes having a voice can be a curse. I always have something to say. Sometimes I think people wish that I would just shut the hell up.

    I started my blog originally for myself. AS a way to not focus on my health. and then I made friends. Now I love reading other ppls thoughts every day.

  7. everyone's voice evolves - even those who think they start out with a strong, definitive voice. i haven't been posting as much lately either - mostly because my voice? has gone mute. The funny just isn't flowing as easily at the moment.