#AtoZChallenge Unique ‘U’ by @vinodini

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Through my journey as a blogger, one helpful lesson that I’ve learnt is to have a ‘unique’ voice of my own that came across strongly as my individuality. So, how does one make sure that they have that ‘unique’ flavor in their posts? Would it make sense to read up a lot and observe various writing styles that writers adapt to put their thoughts across through their words? Yes, that’s one way to do it.

I’ve seen a lot of people writing blog-posts and write-ups, like they would write their school essays. Although, these posts are rich in content, they fail to interest me as a reader, when I’m unable to gauge a bit of the writer’s attitudes or thoughts that these write-ups seem to be devoid of. Please forgive the critic in me creeping up here, but honestly, if I needed to read information rich content I have the Wikipedia at my disposal just a click away. Why should I visit a blog or read a book that seems to state facts in the same cold manner that an informative website or manual should be able to do for me?  And then, I’ve wondered what has stopped the writer from infusing his ‘uniqueness’ in it? Is it the fear or self-consciousness of putting oneself out there to be read and judged for the thoughts that are expressed in the writing?  Agreed, one needs to shed a lot of inhibitions, especially when one gets candid through their writings. It surely is a big deal, but then isn’t that candidness about what makes each of us unique? By masking this candidness, we are merely stating or recording facts – and to me that is quite a mechanical chore. What’s the fun in writing something that doesn’t have a bit of ‘U’ in it?! As writers our passion for writing is further enriched when our true self is revealed through what we write and share which in turn, sparks into a healthy debate or discussion with our readers.

When I start writing, I write as though I’m having a one- on-one conversation with my readers, and that really helps. There’s no better way to make your write-ups ‘unique’  and original than by lending your distinct voice of expression to them that defines ‘U’ for what you are, what you think, how you see things and further translate it your own unique voice through your words.

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Blogger Bio: Vinodini Iyer

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Design and aesthetics rule my life. I’m a painter by academics, and a fashion and retail professional by experience. I thrive on meeting new people, exploring new places, cuisines and cultures. A gypsy at heart, I just can’t be pinned down by routine. I believe, a thought, an experience, or an idea is incomplete unless it is shared. I write to be read.

I am an aspiring writer who dreams of writing a book someday. Two of my short stories have been selected to be published as a part of anthologies. I write on myriad topics that influence my life….Art, Design, Aesthetics, Fashion, Retail, Travel, Nature, Music, Movies, Relationships, Parenting, Philosophy, Interesting experiences, Random thoughts, Photography, Short Stories. Poems, at my blog: http://vinodinii.blogspot.in/

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23 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge Unique ‘U’ by @vinodini

  1. The voice of the blog depends on what I’m there for. I don’t mind the dry delivery of facts when that’s what I want or if I learn something truly of value to me. For entertainment or reading ease I’d rather hear a natural voice with uniqueness and personality.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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    • I understand Arlee. Some info sure adds value even if it is dry in delivery. But the way it is delivered sure makes it a worth the read.

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  2. A writer connects with her readers if her words touch them and only then can relate to her posts. Having a unique voice makes reading their posts more enjoyable and interesting. Great write up, the BAR posts have been outstanding throughout this blogging challenge, I am next 🙂

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    • Thank you Sulekha. Finding a unique voice for our writing is a journey in itself. I agree, the BAR posts have really been amazing throughout A-Z.

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  3. That’s what I loved about your blog when I first read your posts Vinnie as I read your unique writing style which I so appreciated and admired. 🙂 For myself, sometimes I can get a bit dry when sharing info – definitions and/or info that I refer to in my posts; however, I hope I add flavour by adding some spices in with it! 😉 ❤

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    • Thank you Elly. Personally, I feel the info you share doesn’t come across as dryly because of the child-like curiosity and wonder you express while elaborating on the topic. That’s your own originality that I admire your writing for ❤

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  4. Yes, it is very important to have that unique voice and style in one’s writing. At the same time, often it is something that comes over time. On my blog I am not always writing about personal experience/content, nor do I always write in a very personal manner. But even though I often take up some serious topics to reflect upon, I generally strive to give a personal stamp to the ideas I am trying to express through my writing. Not always easy, for sure. And I know I am not always successful. A very good post, Vinodini.

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    • Thanks Beloo. I agree, you develop that distinct style only over a period of regular and consistent writing. Although your posts are not presented in a personal manner, you do have a strong way of putting across your opinions on the topic at hand. And that makes the reader ponder over the topic too. That’s a strong skill for a writer to possess. And you have it!

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  5. I agree with you Vinodini. Even when we write about issues that are available on Google, as bloggers our readers want to read our take on the subject and that makes us unique. Loved your post – so relevant for all of us

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