I have been thinking a lot about voice lately. If you've been writing for a while, or even if you are new to the craft, I encourage you to do the same.
I have been blogging for over 6 years and am now accepting that I hit a plateau a little while back. I thought about stepping away from the blog but I could not do it. My writing slowed down and I did not pursue opportunities to speak on the topics I was known for writing about. If I didn't enjoy writing about them, how engaging and impactful would I be speaking about them?
Moving forward, I am committed to not write about what I always wrote about because it is easy or what others expect to read. I am working on getting back in touch with what keeps me going. That's what I'll write about and that's where voice comes in. The whole reason for this post is I wanted to share the most perfect definition of voice I've heard in a long time:
Voice is "the intersection of passion and what resonates with others."
Have you found your voice?
** Hat tip, and complete credit, goes to Jeff Goins.