There comes a time in every blogger’s life when we decide to ‘do’ something with this awesome platform we’ve been given. With limited resources and background, we trudge through conversations about SEO, authorship, coding, and other topics outside the layman’s comprehension. We work hard at making our blog an extension of our unique voice. We really start putting ourselves out there only to be hit with the realization that we are not soloists; instead we are one, in a choir of voices, all singing the same song.
Why am I putting this out there when thousands of others are doing the same thing? Do I want to be in a rat race…is it a rat race? Who do I think I am? Why should anyone be listening to me?
I say these things to myself at least once a week and I’m pretty sure I’m not alone. I think that’s why Francesca’s statement, during Bloggy Boot Camp had such an effect on me. Yes, there is oversaturation, but no one can tell your story.
And your story is important because hidden in the little details, the ones you don’t give a second thought, a reader is making a connection to you. They are finding common ground and whether you realize it or not, you’re building worthy relationships.
Just because everyone in the choir is singing the same song, doesn’t mean there’s not beauty in the diversity of the sound.
So in simpler terms: You’re unique. Other people relate to you because you have things in common. But you have things in common because you’re unique. I swear, you’re unique…or maybe you’re like me - good at confusing yourself while simultaneously arguing against the point you were trying to make. Am I making any sense?