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What to Write About When You Feel Like You’ve Got Nothing Unique to Say

Posted By Darren Rowse 15th of January 2016 General 6

What to Write About When You Feel Like You've Got Nothing Unique Left to SayIf you’re still on holidays, or are up to your ears in start-of-the-year business, today’s episode of the ProBlogger podcast is a short and sweet one, designed to be easy to listen to.

Why Your Story Will Always Be Interesting to Someone

If you’ve been blogging for some time, you can come to feel as though you’ve already said all you wanted to say, or feel as though you’re competing in an over-saturated market where everyone in your niche is saying the same thing – or they’ve already said it, and they’re saying it better than you. You’re not alone.

I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t matter if there are writers out there that are smarter or funnier than you.

Your story will always be unique – and there is someone out there who needs to hear these words from you. Not from your cleverer competitor, but your particular story, your special brand of relating to your readers.

In today’s episode I talk about how you can infuse your writing to ensure you stand out from the crowd with your own voice.

You can find the show notes here.

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Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.
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  1. Darren I have been beating the drum on this for a minute.

    This message is critical for ALL bloggers. I knew for years that what I had to say would likely stand out but I couldn’t get past 1 mental block; I felt I had nothing unique, or special, or noteworthy to say. The irony; when I let go that exact limiting belief I became interesting all of a sudden. As always it was an inside game. I needed to clear the mental crap to write from my heart and to attract my audience. Wasn’t comfy but wow was it worth it.

    I weave kinda colorful tales that I know nobody else on earth can weave. Not because I know how to write. No way. I am a poor writer in many regards. But I do know how to write in my own, 1 in a billions voice and nobody in human history can mimic me, or my voice. Never. Ditto for every blogger in history. We have a gift – our writing voice – but in the same regard we need to see the worth in writing with our voice, and we need to feel and believe that we do have something unique to say.

    The price: being authentic, genuine and honest, and being open to receiving criticism because as you get clearer with writing in your own voice, you will attract folks who feel not comfortable in their own skin. Comes with the territory. I know because I have some resistance here and there which seems to find me the more authentic and clear and 1-of-a-kind I get. But honestly, it is SO worth the effort and clarity to speak in your writing voice because your audience will love you for it, and those interview requests and expanded presence will be yours when you buy into your specialness.

    Thanks Darren!

    Ryan

  2. Thank you for the encouragement, Darren.

    This is the first time I’m leaving a comment on your blog but I’ve been religiously following your journey for years it seems. It’s because of your blog and your blogging experiences that I even decided to be brave and get started with my blogging journey.

    But (a big BUT), what separates me from other successful bloggers like you, is the fact I spent so much time learning/planning and procrastinating instead of actually doing the work consistently. I used to keep my blog a secret from family/friends, but now, I’m openly telling everyone about what I do and what my goals are. I believe this has helped improve my procrastination and is acting as a positive reinforcement to keep me going.

    I still have my freeze and complete blank moments from time to time, but those remind me to come back here and pickup my doses of motivation from your encouraging posts.

    Stay blessed and Thank you again!
    Kind Regards,
    Hamshi

  3. This is another epic post. Sometimes I got puzzled what to right but now I know what I need to do. Thanks a ton sir :-)

  4. Dear Darren,

    Thank you for your wonderful and well explained article.
    I have learned some key strategies that am going to use on my writing. Keep us educated as your podcast are my inspirations as i listen them more often these days.

    I have even made an Mp3 out of your podcast and I listen even when am on the car when going to the office

    Regards,
    Ally

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