Hi! I’m a little late to the party here – by about a year and a half, it looks like. But I want to thank you for this post! I’ve been running around reading up on ‘finding your voice’ and THIS is the article that has proved most helpful. I want to continue on and actually do the exercises you wrote about, but even just thinking about them seemed to really improve my blog. I have two blogs going, and feel like I have great information to share, but that it all comes across as rather boring. Your opening statement, ‘Voice is one of the most important elements of a successful blog. Period. Without voice, new arrivals to your blog won’t read beyond the first paragraph,’ resonated with me. I know it has been a missing ingredient in my blogs. And guess? What, when I stopped self-edited, threw away conventions, and wrote like I talked (or actually wrote like I thought), writing was a whole lot more fun. I have two blogs going, and feel like I have great information to share, but that it all comes across as rather boring. My initial post ‘with voice’ is http:///p1g9vU-eG .