Refining Your Unique Voice

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Today's post is written by IFB Contributor Mademoiselle Robot! This is part two of the post All the Pretty Voices… Noise or Symphony?

Nowadays, everyone and their dog has a blog, and even the fashion blogosphere is getting incredibly crowded. So how do you make your blog stand out from the crowd? By developing a unique & personal voice. Here are some tips to help you doing so.

❤ Finding an angle
In the sea of fashion blogs out there, there is probably already one saying what you said, or what you would like to say. It is perfectly normal. There are over six thousand million people in the world, a few of them are bound to have the same idea at the same time. What matters is to find an angle to your post. Just like in journalism, it is important to find an angle for a blog story. You want to cover Fashion Week? Cool, do it. YOUR WAY. Choose a way to cover it that is totally personal to you and get writing. This way, your post will stand out & attract more readers.

❤ Be yourself
You have a personality. You have a blog. You have the two only tools you will even need. Use your blog to showcase your personality, because you know you are wonderful. And the world should know it too, so why hide behind the majority?

❤ Write, write & write some more
Good writing comes from writing. So write, write, write, all the time, whenever you can. You will start developing a unique style, and your brain will get used to thinking about new stories all the time. Try and remember your grammar lessons, because style without good grammar can be a big turn off for your readers.

❤ Be confident
There are so many people out there puking content all over the internet, and it is not always good content. So if even half of you thinks you have something good to say, don't hesitate and put it out there. Trust your instincts, if they tell you you wrote a good post, they are right. Your blogging style will only develop by making mistakes and trying.

❤ Never take the thinking cap off
The best way to have your own voice and content is to be constantly on the lookout for new stories, and keep your brain on at all times. This is the blogger's way of life. Sometimes, even when I am half asleep I come up with new ideas for the blog & have to wake up and write them down. Sometimes I look at them in the morning & dismiss them as too lame, but sometimes, I think they are really good & use them.

Other interesting reads:

Good blog advice on 43 Folders
Also by Mademoiselle Robot: How To Give Good Blog Interviews

“Mouthing Off” image by borrowed time | demi-brooke

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25 Responses

  1. ali

    Hi – I love fashion but to be different my blog (www.aoafe.com) is the story of a group of twenty-something girls who wear the latest trends. It’s sort of like if Serena from “Gossip Girl” or Lauren from “The Hills” had an online life and fashion diary instead of a major TV show. The thing is these girls aren’t rich so they have an edgier lifestyle to get the goods. Now I’m asking fans if they’d like to shoot an episode from the blog and post it on facebook, myspace and youtube and I will pay for the films I like and post them on my sites. I would really appreciate it if you could give me some tips about how to get the word out so I can see some submissions and start writing some checks! Thanks!!

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  2. WendyB

    I definitely don’t need to see any more teenagers making fashion week collages. Those get old fast, no matter how thoughtfully they’re done. I love seeing real fashion from someone’s real life rather than an imitation of what I see in print magazines.

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  3. Dahlia

    Great tips!

    Also, if people have the time to take a few classes in Journalism in Continuing Education programs, it could really boost the quality of your writing. And nothing beats reading a lot of books! They can definitely give you new words and ideas to play with along with a writing style that you might find to your liking.

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  4. Darragh

    Great tips!
    It’s really intimidating to start a blog on something you love when you know you topic has already been covered a thousand times over!
    Thanks for the ideas. <3

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  5. MizzJ

    Great article and advice. Hehe though sometimes I feel like it is even hard to have a unique personality, though it may be my own! Somewhere out there, I suspect I have a clone :S

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  6. SuckMySavvy.com

    These are great tips. I also advise people to limit the number of times they re-post information. A unique photograph, produced by the author, is usually more compelling than a celebrity photo I’ve already seen on 2 other blogs.
    .-= SuckMySavvy.com´s last blog ..Preview :: Holly Port Photography =-.

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  7. Taylor B.

    Thank you for this! I follow my heart when it comes to my blog and I share my life and what’s on my mind. A lot of people don’t like that but it doesn’t keep me from writing. Although I would love to have hundreds of readers, I’m happy with the small amount that I do have because I know they like me for me.
    .-= Taylor B.´s last blog ..feeling shady =-.

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  8. Macarena

    Those tips are amazing! Thanks!! =)
    .-= Macarena´s last blog ..Do it yourself – Peinados fáciles =-.

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  9. Vinda Sonata

    i’m really agree with this amazing post.
    writing is an important part of blogging, too bad some people just skip everyone’s writing and give plaintiff comments such as “amazing blog xoxo” and “great blog! xoxoxox visit mine if you like. don’t forget to FOLLOW” what’s your take in that? thank you:)

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