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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

On Finding My Voice

One thing's for sure, us bloggers are constantly trying to find our voice.
It's that voice we use to write,
or more importantly that voice we use to speak to our readers.

It's a funny thing, this voice.
Sometimes I feel like I've just got it down..
You know, I'm a little bit silly, a little bit sweet, and hopefully myself.
Because that's really what I strive for, to write like I talk and think. 

Most days it just works itself out, and other days...
Well other days, I'm tired, I'm a little burned out, and well a little rushed.
And this voice of mine, it's just not right.
It just doesn't feel like me, and I have to remind myself that it's all right.
Life isn't always sweet, a little funny, and smooth.
Sometimes it is tiring, it is rushed, and I just feel a little drained.
And well, each day I experience, and that means each day I will change.
And for that, I am thankful.
 Because I want to grow, learn, experience and become the best possible version of me.

And really, I would like to think that that it will all work out..
Because eventually things will slow down and they will get easier, and I'll feel write like myself again.


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20 comments:

christin said...

It is totally ok! Life isn't perfect and either are we (we as in humans...of course you & i are). I think it's amazing that you can say this because I feel like so many bloggers strive to portray their perfect lives, etc. How exhausting must that be? I can't even imagine.

Katie said...

i like this and think that means that your voice is honest. you write what you are feeling and don't try to portray something you aren't and I think that is wonderful!

Martie* said...

I am happy you got to write this post as you told me about! You´re sooo right with everything. Since we talked about it I feel like I don´t have to stress all the time about it. I am me and I´d like to sound that way.

Thanks for the reminder :) xoxo

Chelsea said...

I completely agree and this is actually the first time I've read that someone else feels the same about being rushed and how it can be hard to find your voice in those moments. I'm so glad I'm not alone :)

Emily Hope said...

I think even if your voice changes in the moments that you are tired, rushed, sad, mad - in the end it's all your voice. Maybe now always the voice your readers are expecting but it's you nonetheless and that's the most important thing. If blogging makes someone think they need to have one voice - It's probably a blog I am not interested in. Thanks for sharing this - and keep on finding/exploring yourself.

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

It is ok to stress, to not always be bright and cheerful, the important thing is to be yourself. We love you and we all go through that phase. There are times when I feel I am letting my readers down if I post how upset I am about something, i don't want to come off as though I am whining or whatever but sometimes we need a place to whine or rather to unwind. =)

Gina said...

Since I know you in person, I can say that you do such a good job of this. When I read your blog I hear you talking and I love that :). xoxo

Cara-Mia said...

I really think you do a good job of being yourself on your blog. When I met you, I felt like I already knew you well - NOT because I've read about your daily events in your blog, but because you come off exactly the same way as you do in your blog! (I haven't met too many bloggers in person, and those I have I have not had a negative experience with, but I've been told this is not always the case.)

Olivia.Dee said...

I completely agree with Gina! ...you have this ish down. and you're right... life isn't always grand, you're allowed to feel worn out!

Cara said...

I think we can all relate to this!

Robyn said...

i think we all go phases-we get bored of our norm and it takes us a while to appreciate our lives and then we write about it again. I read about a 24 hour per week of no technology-(not hard here in rainy Nairobi!) no smart phone, internet etc-i think this is so refreshing. then you don't feel pressured and you find your voice and choose when to use it.

Meghan said...

I can totally relate, sometimes I sit in front of this screen and want to write 'Meh' (I think I have actually done this once or twice). Although these days are a pain in the backside, I think they are really necessary, I think they keep me challenged and break the routine.

Sandy a la Mode said...

such a totally relatable post you wrote here girl!

Ash said...

i SO know what you mean...

of course blogging is like life- it goes up and it goes down.. and sometimes, you want to punch it in the face...

...but you strap in, hold on, and hopefully keep the face punching to a bare minimum (and only when absolutely necessary), because it WILL slow down eventually...

and then who's face will you punch?!

Ash said...

i SO know what you mean...

of course blogging is like life- it goes up and it goes down.. and sometimes, you want to punch it in the face...

...but you strap in, hold on, and hopefully keep the face punching to a bare minimum (and only when absolutely necessary), because it WILL slow down eventually...

and then who's face will you punch?!

Allie said...

I agree that life isn't always this great, carefree, sweet life that we sometimes wish we could always portray. But I think regardless of whether its sweet, funny and smooth, or tiring and rushed, you really do always sound like you. I may not know you in real life, but your writing always comes off as Tammy's writing voice. And it's perfect okay to feel drained and come off as drained sometimes. We all go through it. We all relate to it, and I think that despite it not always seeming that way, your blog is the perfect place to let some of that stress out. The followers worth keeping will stick around through it all because we love reading your blog through the highs and the lows :)

Bri Rios said...

I can totally relate. I strive to always sound like myself, but sometimes life gets in the way and makes me exhausted! As long as your voice is there most of the time, it's all good I figure :)

Sheila @ The FailteHouse said...

I found your blog from Devon, and I Def. know the feeling of trying to find your voice..and keep it! But when I change and just write for me...it kinda just flows. It is OK if your readers know you are having a bad day :) Keep writing and cute blog!

Erika @ rouge + whimsy said...

amen lady!

Punky J said...

Well, for what it is worth---I think your voice comes out very clearly in the way you write, and through it, I feel as though I've gotten a great sense of what you're like in person. (Which is super awesome and cool btw) And you wanna know what I love about the way you write? That it's simple. And yet at the same time, engaging. I've already said it before, but I'm excited to read EVERY post you put up. And that was before we even became better bloggy friends (which btw makes me very happs!)

I think your voice has been found. And you're right, just like we have bad days, so do our voices and the organization of our thoughts. So what do we do on those bad days? We eat cupcakes and listen to Book of Mormon instead. Easy fix!

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