Thursday, November 13, 2014

Find your Voice.

So, I have to tell y'all...I had a whole other blog post planned for today but I just could not get what was going on in in this little pea head of mine to translate on paper (or blogger). 
So that post will have to wait till another day.

|| headboard || curtains || watch || leggings || similar shirt ||

So instead let's chat about finding your voice.
 your blogging voice. 
and I think I am still finding mine actually. 

Ever since this post and this one too, I truly feel like my writing and voice here on Virginia Sweet has been the most honest and true sense of myself yet. It feels good to not hold back and really use this blog as a platform to be as candid as I choose to be. 

This new found voice is something that I work hard at. I feel silly admitting that to y'all but it is the honest truth. Do y'all know how hard it is to type just like you talk and not hold back? It's scary to put yourself out there to people who only know you through your blog. 

There have been several times here on the blog where I had to put my big girl panties on and just hit the publish button. I was doubting myself. Doubting that I would come across wrong or silly. But the more I put myself out there, the more I learn that this type of exposure is what makes me relatable. 

And if I have learned anything over the last year of blogging, it's that being relatable is one of the most important things. I try to be as genuine as I can and not sugar coat what my reality really looks like.

So here is my advice,
 because clearly I am such an expert, 
find your voice and stay true to who you are. 
write like your talking to your bestie and remember to not over think things.

and that's all for me today.

I promise for more fun and frank convos next week. 

Oh, and I gotta give shoutouts to my fav guest co hosts of Thoughts for Thursday link up, Stephanie at Newlyweds: North and Laura at Happily Ever Parker



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  1. I'm stopping by from the link-up. Thanks for the advice. I'm still fairly new and only primarily use my blog as an outlet, but I'm so glad to have it.

  2. I completely agree, I'm definitely still finding my voice through my blog. It's sometimes tough publishing something that is really open because you never know how people are going to perceive it. Great post girl!

    <3, Pamela

  3. Completely agree! I love reading posts that are honest and interesting. I think blogging just feels easier and more natural once you find that "voice." Go girl!

  4. i totally agree! good for you girl :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  5. Finding your blog voice is tricky and something that I think constantly evolves. Love the picture!

  6. I think you're so right - writing how you speak is so hard, but I think you do a great job at it!!! I struggle with publishing stuff I want to write and what I think people want to just have to be yourself!

  7. I totally understand where you're coming from. It's hard to open yourself up to random people. But I know personally my favorite bloggers are the ones who are honest. So I figure if that's what I like other people do as well. It's a scary thing for sure!

  8. Honestly, one of the hardest parts of blogging is putting yourself out there. Even though 99.9% of us will never actually meet, you still want people to like you! Also, I have a hard time with how people I know in real life read the blog. I want to come across as my true self!

  9. I love this! Putting yourself out there is scary and hard, but can be SO rewarding! You have a great voice :)

  10. great advice girl! something i struggle with for sure. its very hard for me to write how i talk! if i wrote everything i was thinking or how i talk.. my blog might be a bit of a downer. so its good sometimes to force myself to be a bit more positive because it makes me feel more positive.. if that makes sense.


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