Write Like Yourself

The Art of Blogging

Let’s face it: most people can’t write their way out of a paper bag. Further, most bloggers are boring, most journalists are so heavily edited that any personality they’ve added to a story has long since been weaned out by the editorial process.

I want to let you in on a secret, though: it’s not really that people are boring, but that too many have been taught that you shouldn’t write the same way you talk. I blame our educational system, actually, with those 5th grade teachers who drilled us on adverbs, pronouns and the minutia of grammar, coupled with too many boring, tedious academic books that we all suffered through while in college.

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2 thoughts on “Write Like Yourself

  1. Truth be told, I’m a mixture. I did a degree in English and found out through assignment feedback that while I wrote mostly decently caliber essays, I had written as I speak. I’m fairly new to blogging but I’m throwing my own twist on things, writing how I speak while also providing that air of professionalism instilled in me in the education system. It’s hard to find a unique style. The worst is getting over the “never refer to yourself in your writing” rule!

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