I feel like I have lost my blog voice.
Once upon a time, let’s, for the sake of argument, call it 2003, I had a definite voice. It was a chatty, friendly sort of tone that referenced personal goings-on without getting into too much detail. I had shout-outs to friends and family who were helping me out, or doing something cool, and I used a lot of brackets and asterisks.
Somehow in the time since then I have gotten more formal. I think that as my time to write got shorter I became more conscious of what I was saying and how I was saying it. I also discovered some other blogs with similar quirks (shocking! I know!) and that put me off a bit – I didn’t want to seem like I was copying them.
Anyway, I’m trying to get back to frequently blogging, I think that frequency will bring back the voice I liked and help me ditch the self-consciousness.
Let’s see how that pans out.