This blog has only been around for a few months. I’m a newbie in the blogging world, an infant really. A recent post on Insatiable Booksluts has me wondering about my voice. Not my singing voice, because yuck. No, my blogging voice. My writing voice.
Let me be super clear and say that I don’t consider myself a writer. It just so happens that I love to discuss books. Blogging about them is the surest way to meet people who enjoy the same. I admire bookish people and I want to know you all!
What do I want to blog about exactly? Well books, of course. Duh. But what kind of books? The kind that I damn well feel like reading. I don’t want to feel pressured to read something that I wouldn’t have picked out on my own. That means I won’t be accepting review books unless I really REALLY want to and I won’t be participating in reading challenges unless I really REALLY want to.
How do I want to blog? Honestly, authentically, Jenniferly! When I jabber about a book on my blog I want to do it the same way I would with one of my friends in my “real life”. I’ve been struggling with this. I don’t want to pick and choose every single word. I don’t want to try and sound like a professional reviewer because I am not one. I want to get excited and use exclamation marks and swear words if that’s what I feel like doing!!!!!!!!! Dammit!!!!
I am going to find my voice. I might stumble around a bit on my way but I’m going to do it.
How did you find yours? Please comment your hearts out below: