1. This is EXACTLY what I needed to hear today. so easy to fall into the trap of trying to fit a certain mould when it come to blogging but I want to always try and use my authentic voice. thank for sharing 🙂

  2. I absolutely love this post!! 100% correct!! One of my favourite quotes is: “Your power is that you are you”. Great blog! 🙂

  3. This post is the truth. It’s easier to be your true self, instead of trying to be someone else. It gets hard to keep up.

    • It is so much easier, right, Candace? Trying to be someone else is way more effort.

  4. This is something everyone should be reminded of and thank you so much for sharing. Being newer to the travel blog industry, I am constantly looking at the well known travel blogs to figure out what they do and try to replicate it. As you said, it is important to get guidance but you do not need to be just like them. All leaders aren’t the same, why should bloggers be?

    • You’re welcome, Amy. We’ve all been there…staring at the bigger blogs and trying to imitate them. Glad you realize that we can’t all be the same, and don’t need to be. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. I agree with this post.Thank you so much for sharing. I should remind myself that “you cannot be duplicated”

  6. You are so right…when I first created my blog I told myself I will NOT do what others are doing but guess what? I was looking at everyone else blogs, their writing style, successes and where they’ve travelled too and suddenly I hated myself. I thought what is the point of joining this niche if you can’t even keep up with them. But I was later encourages to be me and write from the heart which was my intention anyways but got lost in a sea of blogs. Side note: When I was younger, I formed a band as well and we would perform in my apartment hallway. I created standing mics for us using the inner rolls of toilet paper, etc.

    • Hey, Anita

      Writing from the heart is always the way to go. Thanks for sharing.

      I see you had your band days, as well hahaha. Mic stand made from toilet paper rolls. Too funny. Big points for creativity, though, right? Love it!

  7. I think this is such an important and difficult concept for writers to grasp, and you’ve done a really good job of explaining it. Your post is also a really good kick to just do you and keep moving.