Writing voice and beginner’s mind
I often receive emails from people telling me they like the tone of my writing, my "writing voice". As much as I appreciate the compliment, it always left me a bit perplexed because to me, my blog doesn't have a specific voice. I never cared about the way I write or even considered the possibility of writing with a specific tone of voice in mind. This is probably the result of me applying an involuntary beginner’s mind to my writing. I write the way I think because that's all I know. I don't know how to write in any other way and this voice, this tone, is just the result of that. I consider these posts part of a conversation and when I talk to people, I don't overthink the way I speak. I just speak. And when I write, I just write.