Monday, March 14, 2011

What's Next?

I know you aren't supposed to compare yourself to others. We are each individuals with unique things to offer, right? It's hard to remember that when it seems like the market is saturated. What do I mean? When I first started blogging over a year ago, there were not as many writer blogs out there. I mean, there were still tons, but not nearly as many as there are now. I started following the powerhouse bloggers like Elana Johnson, Nathan Bransford, Natalie Whipple, and Kiersten White before they had even hit 500 followers. And they always had (and continue to have) pertinent and meaningful things to say in their posts.

In the face of all these bloggers, new and old, someone has said everything I might say at least twice. And they've probably said it better than I would. I can't tell you how many times I go to write a post and read that someone else has all ready covered the topic the day before. And it leaves me feeling inadequate, a little.

In all the proliferation, friends, how do you differentiate yourself? How do you make a unique contribution to all the other things out there?


Kristi said...

I stick my head in a hole and try not to think about it! ;)

Seriously though, I totally get it. It's the same with writing. What hasn't already been done?

I think the best thing to do is to do what you feel, even if it's been done a million times before. Your take on a subject is likely to be totally different than someone else's and unique to only you. Or so I like to think. ;)

Danyelle said...

I just try to be me. I'm not able to get to as many blogs as I'd like, so maybe that helps me not worry too much. :) From what I've seen, while content is important, it's the voice that grips me by the throat and makes me come back to certain blogs time after time.