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Keep yourself writing and your readers reading.

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  • 1. FINDING YOUR VOICE Jess Jurick Twitter:@jessjurick www.jessjurick.com WordCamp Miami 2010
  • 2. What Your Voice Is Not
    • It is not a perfectly designed blog.
    • It is not the right combination of plug-ins.
    • It is not reposting other people’s thoughts as your own.
    • It is not “straight-news” style writing.
    • It is not a gimmick.
  • 3. What is your Voice?
    • The personality, point of view, and style you use when you write.
  • 4. Why does it matter?
    • Makes you standout
    • Gives readers a personal connection
    • Makes your content relevant
    • Helps to establish your brand
    • It helps keep you motivated
    • Builds community
    • Inspires conversation
  • 5.
    • News + Style
    That’s What’s Up
  • 6. Silicon Beach By Maria de Los Angeles
  • 7. Holy Crap My Hair is on Fire By The Real Edwin
  • 8.
    • Hobby + Video
    Lights, Camera, Action
  • 9. Wine Library TV Gary Vaynerchuk
  • 10.
    • Selling + Story-telling
    Wearin’ Our Big Boy Suits
  • 11. Southwest Blog
  • 12. Tom’s Shoes
  • 13.
    • Voice Loyal Readers
    • Friends when times are rough
    We are all Stars
  • 14. WordPress.com Blog By Matt Mullenweg
  • 15. Developing Your Voice
  • 16. Top Tips
    • Read a lot
    • Brainstorm often
    • Write from different perspectives
    • Go out and meet people
    • See the world
    • Don’t be afraid to share your story
    • Fake it until you make it
  • 17. Hop to It!
  • 18. Tell a Story
  • 19. Make it Sell
  • 20. Insider Information