On some level, I think I'm looking for my voice, heck, that's a good excuse right?
But that's not true. If I review everything I've commented on, or the few blogs I've hewritten, I can see the same reliance on particular words that I use more than others. I can see the same words that I never use not being used. I can see the same style of sentence structure, and of thought presentation.
That's my voice.
Recently this week, a client reviewed me on zillow, and she spoke to my twist of humor. She didn't speak of my sarcasm, perhaps that means I've been able to rely less on that tendency.
Earlier today, I was speaking with someone about his blog. He's got a writer who writes for him weekly. He said "anyone who knows me would know those aren't my words". That's fairly observant. That same observation works for me, whether I'm writing here, or in my favorite Washington Nationals blog. I have a screen name there, and if you followed that for a few days, you'd figure who was me. Same words; same short sentences strung together by "and", as well as a strong use of semi-colon.
That's my voice.
To that, add an opinion about everything, tempered with a reluctance to demand agreement with my opinions. If I think the sky is blue and you think the sky is green, fine; we see the sky differently. It doesn't matter if I think you're wrong, because you think I'm wrong. That simply means I need to commuicate with you as if my sky were green.
If I get back to reliance on words & phrases & ideas, I tend to go with the flow and wish you good karma. I doubt a realtor blogger for hire would often speak of karma, right?
One last observation. People tend to have a particular sense they are more comfortable with, and they speak accordingly. People will say "do you see what I mean" or "do you hear what I'm saying" or "do you sense where I'm coming from". If I look at my writing, or listen to myself, I see and hear pretty well. I don't always feel as well as I should, which means that some things which are so obvious to some are completely obtuse to me. That's fine, I'll figure it out anyhow.
And so, the voice I have for writing on AR is the same voice I have for speakig in front of people, for speaking one/one, for playing with the dog....the voice is me.