As a kid I used to lay awake in bed at night (or daydream at my desk at school…) thinking about that question all kids ponder: If I could have one superpower, what would it be? It often came down to telepathy or the ability to fly. (I always picked flying, didn’t you?)
Just because we’re grown up now, and aren’t flying airborne like birds from New York to Paris or reading the minds of our heart’s desire – doesn’t mean we don’t each have a superpower inside us. I know it sounds cheesy, but here’s the thing: believing in yourself, sometimes more than anyone else is willing to, perhaps against seemingly insurmountable odds – that kind of makes you a superhero of sorts, no? This may not be Gotham City or Metropolis, and you might not be faster than a speeding bullet – but you’ve created a blog, you have a vision and a goal for yourself, as well as the ability to positively influence and inspire those around you.
So on that note, what’s your greatest strength? What kind of emblem would be displayed on the chest of your costume and cape? Maybe you have more than one special talent – like the Superman of blogging. Whatever it might be, make it known. Let it shine. Put out a blogger bat signal in the shape of a golden hanger if you have to!
A wizard with words, you have the uncanny ability to make music out of sentences. From adjectives to adverbs and excellently placed commas, your greatest thrill comes out of writing your posts – and it shows. You know how to draw your readers in, entertain and delight them with just the right amount of copy – then leave them wanting more.
Snap, snap, snap! You’re lightning on your DSLR dial. Aperture and F-Stop are second nature to you, and you never miss a shot. Capturing style, whether it’s your own (with that masterful camera remote) or inspiring looks on your local streets – is your focus... And it’s crystal clear.
If looks could kill, you’d have racks and models and mannequins of murderous fashions. Pairings, layering, and proportions? Those are your specialties. You can match and mix pieces with such finesse and flair that your sense of style is known across the Internet.
You’re a tornado of tweets; a Facebook force to be reckoned with. Your power is harnessed and unleashed in 140 characters or less. You promote your posts and share witty anecdotes – and you’re always the first to tip off your followers to a great link, a worthy retweet or breaking news. Your Pinterest pins appear like magic and spread like wildfire, and Instagrams? Please! No other square (pictures) can compare.
Also known as the Goddess of Graphics, you’re gifted with design, a hotshot with headers and an absolute artist of digital aesthetics. Your technical abilities combine seamlessly with your creative vision, making you the master of everything that’s “beautifully functional.”
What’s your blogging superpower? Is it one or all of these? Share yours in the comments!
[Image credit: JD Hancock]