Blogging has changed in the 10 or so years I’ve kept an online journal. When I first started (on a site with the domain “.nu!”), I just wrote about things that interested me like my favorite films. Then I had a livejournal, then a blog attached to The Raw Story when it launched, then a Blogger account, and now this space.
Every blog is a challenge. My current challenge is using this blog as a platform for my business while still letting you see who I am.
There are many folks who manage to show you their personalities while also showcasing their skills. I follow four bloggers (primarily through their Twitter feeds, although I subscribe to their RSS feeds as well). They are all expert freelance writers, and shining examples of how to use the writing voice and use it well.
P.S. Jones is an anarchic delight. Whether she is giving tips on prospecting for freelance writing clients or using Betty White as a model for a smart career woman, I learn a lot. And laugh a lot, too.
Tobias Buckell informs and entertains. You might remember I mentioned him a year ago, as one of the folks with great advice about freelance writing. His blog posts are short and sweet, but also full of great info.
How would you describe your writing “voice?” Which bloggers inspire you?