Finding My Blogger Voice

Today’s NaBloPoMo post has to do with finding your blog voice, techniques you have used to find it, and which (if any) parts of your personality you use while writing.

My old blog had a voice. The posts were mostly personal and I treated it like an online journal. I wrote about random things, but mostly relationships. I never claimed to be a guru, but I know what I’m talking about. I hoped people could learn from my experiences.

When I switched to this blog, I wanted to go into a different direction. I’m still not sure what direction to go in. People say to write what you know, but my mind branches off into many different directions. I want to blog about everything. Some days, I don’t want to blog at all. On these days, I’m usually stressed and I don’t want to post if it will end up sounding rant-y. I certainly hope the humor I use to cope with daily life translates through my posts.

I have so many posts written in a notebook (I love putting pen to paper so I don’t forget something!) and it’s just a matter of finding the time to write things down.

I’ll be honest: I’m having a hard time choosing what to write half the time. I try to find inspiration in my life, but the struggles are mounting now. I’m overwhelmed at times. It’s nothing I can’t handle in the long run, but my adjustment period is taking longer than I thought it would. The bad is outweighing the good. I was usually able to write about the bad and the strange, but I just don’t feel right sharing all this. Maybe one day I will.

I’m really struggling with my identity and I feel like my voice is temporarily lost. The thing is: I’ve never really stood on my own or been known for being me. I’m not Tina. Growing up, I was my parents’ daughter. When I moved out of their house and into my brother’s, I was known as his sister. When I left there, I met the man I ended up marrying and was known as his wife. Then Mini started school and now I’m just her Mother.

I have to figure out who I am and I think my blogger voice will follow. Stay tuned 🙂

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