I got inspiration for this post about 3 seconds ago, no joke, because of a tiny moment of insecurity.
Is my writing style shit?
NO. Because nobody’s writing style is crap. Yeah, it changes, but everything changes about you at some point. Your face, your personality, your friends. It’s just a part of life.
I swear, constantly, in my posts. It can come across as offensive, and I don’t NEED to swear, so why do I do it? I think it’s a way of expressing things. They’re just words, after all. People swear, people don’t, it makes no difference.
I hardly EVER write a post without referencing myself, or what I’ve been through or my emotions. People write lists, book reviews, and that’s just their way – I might not write like it, but it doesn’t make things less valid. That’s what I want to talk about.
I write about my feelings because it helps me relate to things. It lets people know they’re not alone – I used. to write manic posts about hating things and feeling shitty, but now I write to help people and to help myself.
That’s why I don’t write traditional advice posts, because then it wouldn’t be my blog. I HAVE to incorperate my personality, my thoughts into it, because otherwise it would just seem dry to me. Other people write that kind of thing better than I do.
But at the heart of it, my blog is personal. I write it for myself, and for you, and for any unfortunate soul who reads it. In April, May, June, I wrote about love and Ash and pain; I’ve transitioned from that but you still get negative posts and positive posts, too. If you get something out of it, that’s amazing. If you take in my thoughts, I’ll be happy.
I can’t write lists, or preach at you or talk about things like 10 ways to get over exam stress (LOVE reading those posts though; they help me).
What I can do is help people, through my mistakes, in the best way I can. What I CAN do is write and pour my emotions out. I’m not perfect – neither are my posts or my writing style – but you get that with everything. Just because people write differently, in different styles, doesn’t make it bad.
From Elm 🙂