This week Dr.Tanya has given us this quote to consider in regards to Blogging;
Don’t be the same, be better.
I think we can apply this quote to blogging in two ways.
1• Don’t be the same as someone else, be original;
Originality is a quality that is very much appreciated, specially in writing. Some people mistakenly think that there is a winning formula where blogging is concerned. That is very far from the truth. What works for one blogger won’t work for another as it would be a copy and not original. We can be impressed and inspired by someone else to the degree that we may like to copy their style, but it is way better to learn from that blogger and their writing style and then apply it your own writing.
2• Bring variety in your writing;
This part is easier said than done. We instinctively gravitate towards our favorite subjects, and unless we make a deliberate effort, we tend to write in the same style with which we are comfortable. The secret to improving and adding to our writing style is to read. Reading what others write, be it books or blogs, brings maturity to our writing. Reading also adds to our ways of expressing ourselves and to our vocabulary. I always am attracted to a book or a blog that is written in a unique way, either the subject or the narrative, and it holds my attention automatically.
Experimenting with unfamiliar styles is also a great way to grow as a writer. Do things that you are hesitant to do. Like attempt poetry or fiction. Stepping out of our comfort zone enriches our writing in many ways. It also helps us to find our niche.
Written for Blogging Insights- NF # 20, hosted by Tanya
Thank you, Tanya for this very thought provoking quote!