I’ve heard it said that you should blog like you’re talking to your sister.
You should thank me for not taking this advice. My sister and I only have conversations when she is driving home from work and I am cooking dinner (which everyone knows is the scheduled time for kids to have accidents, fights, and unsolvable problems of all shapes and sizes). In short, if I blogged like I was talking to my sister it would end up reading like this:
Once upon a time, there was a… “Sophia! Get off the chair!”… sorry, anyways, so there’s this really good idea I heard about… “Ah! Why is my burner on fire?!” … okay, I think it’s all right now… “Mckayla, what do you say? Good girl, here you go.” … we should be gracious to our children because… “Gracie, you don’t need to cry about that.” ***So funny! At the exact moment I began typing that Gracie started to cry from her bed.***
And as I return to the couch from comforting the comfortless two-year old, the momentum’s gone; but I think you got the idea.
The thing about me is that I’m not really a talker. I’m the person that very rarely joins in the conversation because by the time I formulate, edit, and decide what I have to say is valuable enough to be voiced, the topic has already changed… a couple times.
I’m more of a thinker.
So here is my blogging voice (as if I’m really trying to even have one, when all I’m working on right now is posting)…
My blogging “voice” is how I think. Sometimes, it’s totally informal “like, yeah, whatever” and other times it’s articulate (I hope; now I’m wondering because no good examples are coming to mind = ) Sometimes it will sound like I’m talking to a friend and other times it will sound like I’m writing for real.
Whatever it is, I’m okay with it.
What about you? I’ve read a lot of different advice regarding your blogging “voice.” What have you gone with? Are you happy with how your blogs “sounds”?