I absolutely love witty and intelligent bloggers. I could spend all day just reading posts from Cait at Paper Fury or Shannon from It Starts at Midnight. Their blogs are fun and filled with life and energy and pizzazz (and, in the case of Cait, cake). If I could aspire to one thing when it comes to my blog, it would be to add more lightheartedness and humor to it, but whenever I sit down to write a discussion post, I almost always end up writing a philosophical discussion on faith in blogging, or whether or not it’s ever okay to judge people, or diversity, or cheating in books or how I wasn’t stressed about blogging until I found out I was doing it wrong. I know – it’s a laugh a minute around here, right? Even my April Fools’ posts (which I adore) could almost seem serious if you didn’t check the date and realize I’m being totally tongue-in-cheek.
But then I realized that maybe I’m aspiring to something that just isn’t me. I mean, that’s not to say that I’m never funny, but it’s just not my go-to writing style. I actually figured something out about myself – I’m only good at being witty in banter form. I realized the other day as I was commenting on a particularly humorous post that when I’m on other people’s blogs, I have no problem being witty in the comments. It’s fun to come up with a snappy reply to something! But I can’t manage a whole post filled with humor – my wit only lasts for (very) short bursts!
I guess I need to find a witty co-blogger to banter with if I want to infuse humor into my blog. Or come to terms with the fact that I’m better at writing philosophical posts than humorous ones. We all have our strengths, right? Hopefully FYFA is still a fun place to be!
When I was in theater, I was always more comfortable with drama than comedy. That’s just me. And I’m not one of those incredibly creative bloggers who makes gorgeous infographics on a whim either. I wish I could do that, but it’s just not in my skillset – yet. But that doesn’t mean I can’t learn and grow! It doesn’t mean I can’t try to add a little lightheartedness every once in a while – I just need to face the fact that I’m not that fun, young and hip blogger who manages to lead all the trends and be okay with that. I’ll be that older, mom blogger who thinks deeply about stuff and likes to ask tough questions. That’s me.
What’s your blogging style? Have you ever wished you could change it? I want to know!