The Voice: NaBloPoMo

Do you feel you have found your voice on your blog? What techniques have you tried to develop your voice in your writing? What are some characteristics of your personality in your writing?

After a few months on the blog, I began to feel more comfortable with sharing stories and poems. Until then, I had mostly been sharing photographs. Sharing photographs was fine but it didn’t always seem like the blog was well-rounded enough. In fact, it might have been a little boring. Pictures, pictures, pictures. Was that all I was capable of sharing? Was I really so one-sided?

I knew that as a blogger I was capable of more than taking photographs. Besides taking photographs, I can write fairly well. I’m also a mom with some life experience. There is almost always a story to tell, whether it’s to give advice or tell a joke.
So I started to do the Daily Post challenges on a more regular basis. I also joined the NaBloPoMo writing challenge. In fact, I think I started doing NaBloPoMo a year ago.

Occasionally, I write a Tipsy Lit post but for those I like to be tipsy. It just requires more scheduling. I try not to be tipsy during the day because I do have children to drive around and a job to go to.

So I try to write something every day – whether anyone likes it or not. If I don’t have any ideas for a post, I look for prompts on Pinterest. WordPress also has 365 writing prompts available. Sometimes it is also helpful to get away from the blog to find inspiration. It’s a big world out there. There are stories to be found, we just have to look for them.

I feel like I have made something from nothing and many of you have too.


  1. I look around me for ideas, Holley. Like you say, big world! I like that label, Tipsy Lit. But I haven’t written any post that way, and I post every day. After beer or wine, well … my writing is done in the morning, way before. I have commented on others after one or two, though. 🙂

    1. I’ve only done a few like that. It also doesn’t work out in my schedule – the mommy schedule or blogging. 🙂
      Tipsy Lit is Ericka Clay’s idea. She’s on WordPress. I think they’ve been doing it differently lately.

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