You matter. One of the best ways for writers to distinguish themselves is by sharing their thoughts. That’s why the following line from Theo Pauline Nestor’s Writing is My Drink resonated with me.
One of the essential characteristics of a writer is the willingness and ability to see the stories in our lives and to believe that our observations, thoughts, and obsessions are worth following to the page.
The stories in our lives are particularly important for bloggers. I’ve discussed this in posts like the following:
- “How to add personality and warmth to your financial writing” (and a related infographic)
- “6 ways financial advisors can differentiate themselves“
- “Financial blog topic: write a letter“
- “Don’t give up on being different“
- “Use personal stories in your communications“
Pay attention to your thoughts, discover the stories in them, and use them to make your writing stand out.
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