When you write for everyone, you write for no one.
Sometimes you may feel your writing isn’t that great. Or at times you may just knock it out of the park with your genuine, meaningful snippets which you may just vaguely write at some point of time when you feel you’re flowing with thoughts and you just want to pour it out.
I often associate myself with a blank word document. When you start from a sense of freshness in your perspective paired with some lingering, unrevealed thoughts – I think that’s quite a recipe for honest writing.
And while we may all want our writing to shine and illuminate the world with its message, at times it is buried layers deep for people to truly find our gem.
You see, exposure to great writing comes from a place of truth, service, and grace. And not everyone likes to go beneath the facade of rationality and the writing status-quo that they come across in their careers.
A lot of our writing also comes from the experiences, people, and places (metaphorical and physical) that we feel in our lives. Over a period of time, they shape us into a certain individual. Well, it can then become difficult for us to relate with others when we are just ‘conditioned’ in a certain way. In hindsight, it also reveals we value ourselves and respect the individuality we bring to the world. This tryst of conditioning versus evolving helps us become more adaptive to new writing experiences and vulnerable to the eclectic writers voicing their hearts.
So even if your writing resonates with a few people, but rather deeply, you have already arrived at a place of greatness and competence and connection.
Writing is more about connection than just being a perfect grammarian. For sure, both are important to communicate our language. But there has to be an emotion underlying the message you want to share with the world. Some people may effortlessly resonate with that emotion, as they may have aligned thoughts. But in some way is the contrary. This is actually good news!
This means your content works in a ‘certain’ way and you’ve found your kind of audience.
After some time, you feel be in synchrony with your audience: conversing with them, in the language they understand and feel deep in their hearts. As humans, let’s not forget our peculiarities are often our underpinners for success and shape our writing USP.
Be your own idiosyncratic self – you’re awesome!
Is that document still blank? I see the cursor blinking prompting you to continue your writing and do your brave work. You will be sought.