But before I answer that question, let me clarify one you might have (for me): What is NaBloPoMo in the first place? I didn’t know – actually forgot – what it referred to even though I've mentioned and tagged on the past few days of blogging.
NaBloPoMo is a partial acronym National Blog Posting Month. It's all about writing a blog post each day (similar to Ultra Blog Challenge and Ultimate Blog Challenge, the latter the first one I joined), this one specifically for the month of November. It also happens to be National Novel Writing Month as well; however, I believe I am not meant to be a novel writer, not yet anyway! Never say never as you never know! ;).
I began my blog based on a vision that came from God/Spirit (whatever you prefer to call it by) early in the morning a number of years ago. My first two posts in particular are specifically tailored to this: see my first, "Call to Action" http://xpressyouressence.blogspot.ca/2010/07/call-to-action.html and "Why Me? Why this Choir?" http://xpressyouressence.blogspot.ca/2010/07/why-me-why-this-choir.html in which I felt inspired to initiate an alternative choir for children/youth.
My sense was that people would want to look me up, check up on me in fact. Thus, I figured a blog post – not a website at the time as I wouldn’t know what to put on that! – would e sufficient enough.
And besides, I love to write, creative writing that is. My blog would therefore kill two birds with one stone – don’t care for that idiom too much – in fulfilling its purpose.
I was actually told by some readers earlier on or in the mid-part of my blog that they felt I did have a unique voice and actually not sure exactly what they mean by that. However, I think more importantly, it’s important that I find my voice simply by writing in whatever way and style I choose. (And my skewed photo is purposely placed sideways to give it some personality - I'm being cheeky - and besides, I'm close to the midnight deadline!)
I know I have a writing style as some of you have faithful readers may notice. It may seem or sound weird, but I love certain punctuation marks which creates a certain flavour or style if you will. Recently, I added bolding for emphasis of key words or phrases for example.
And I also love to use photos, my own or others I know preferably as going through a maze of copyrighted pictures or paying for photos do not interest me much at all. Besides, it also makes for a more personable style, don’t you think?
Other than that, I think I sometimes like to experiment and have done occasionally, though possibly rarely, more so in terms of topics.
The only that comes to mind is when I attempted writing a fiction piece to be posted on Vinodini Iyer, a blogging friend’s site at http://vinodinii.blogspot.ca/2014_08_01_archive.html
Incidentally, we became blogging friends as a result of me reading and admiring her creative and unusually twisted-at-times tales. And in turn, she became a guest blogger on my site at http://xpressyouressence.blogspot.ca/2014/09/no-i-do-not-speak-indian.html. (I highly recommend her in her writing of fictitious stories; however, she also attempted to go outside the box and write more in my style. We essentially reversed writing styles - me from nonfiction to fiction and vice versa for Vinodini.)
So essentially, I would say, I guess I do have a blogging voice if it means my own unique style.
What do you think: do you think I do? Not that it matters per se, though I’d be curious to receive your feedback on what you think it is. How would you describe it. Thanks!
(And I thought I had nothing or at least not much to say about this!)
I am linking this to NaBloPoMo, Write Tribe, and Ultra Blog Challenge.