Everybody seems to agree that being original is better. Presenting unique ideas and being the only one to offer it sets you apart from everyone else instantly. But as much as I want to be original and avant-garde all the time, I don’t think I’ll able to pull that off easily. I’m not the only one who has this kind of blog and I won’t be the last. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who share the same thought about this topic, somewhere already did or will do in the future. So telling people to “think outside the box” is not always answer to be unique.
I love creating new ideas for my blog, especially for the topics I passionately love to express in depth. But those topics even though I sincerely though about it myself, I’m not sure if I’m the sole person who have thought about it. The chances of someone already thought of it is quite big. So, being unique in this vast world of creative space is great challenge and big hurdle to conquer.
I’m not saying to stop caring about individuality. I’m actually agreeing with presenting yourself, as in YOU in your blog posts. ‘Cos I believe even though those topics had been there somewhere, it still relevant and different because you’re speaking out of your own experience and thoughts. Being original is good and all but being yourself makes it diverse because that’s your words. Your own thoughts. No one can take that away from you. Your speaking your mind on topics that are surely might have been talked or discussed before but because you’re speaking introspectively means it’s still you. It’s still unique. Not a copy, not one of those. You’re you and that makes it exclusive.
Yes, thinking of unique ideas and wanting to be original is great. But more than being one of a kind in terms of ideas, I think being yourself and the sincerity to show it through your writing or style is good direction to walk upon. I mean, who can steal your personality? They can present the same ideas but they can’t be you, the person who speaks their mind. So I think it’s OK to be simply you.