Part of why I started this blog again and wanted to be writing on a regular basis is to find some sort of voice with my writing. I know that it’s going to take a bit of time and a decent amount of actual writing, so I’m not exactly in a hurry to force anything that I would be comfortable calling a style, but that doesn’t mean that I’m not aware of when a particular entry feels more “right” than others that I’ve been writing.
With that in mind, I stumbled across this little tool while in the 20 Something Bloggers forums today. I decided to give it a shot and put some of my recent entries into the text box to try it out.
While both are very popular writers, it’s not exactly the kind of writing I would ultimately like to see myself creating. That’s okay though, I’m not really sure that the program is very accurate other than analyzing which words are used and how often. It would be nice if they would explain things more than that it, “analyzes your word choice and writing style and compares them to those of the famous writers.” What do they mean by “writing style?” How is that done through just a text analysis? If anyone has any insight on this I would love to hear it!
I think my favorite part about finding that tool was that I also found a great quote in a different part of the forum just a bit later. The thread asks for people to post their favorite inspirational quotes, and I’ve been checking back to it after posting my own. Jess posted, “Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of somebody else” – Judy Garland. Kind of appropriate to get me on the right track in this whole writing thing, huh? I mean, there are a lot of great bloggers out there that I admire a whole hell of a lot, and I love some of the things and features that they do, but that doesn’t mean that I should in any way try to be like them, and that’s very important to remember!
So in the next few months I am hoping to start some regular features and getting into a good routine, but I hope to stay true to Mz. Garland and combine these things in a way that is all mine, rather than another version of anyone else.
Please let me know how you think I’m doing!