Friday, May 8, 2009

The Importance of Keeping Your Writing Genuine

People claim to be all sorts of things. They inflate their egos with fancy titles and letter additions to their names. Many of them worked hard to get to where they are, and they deserve the credit for it. The thing is, when it comes right down to it, titles and honors don’t earn respect in their own right.

You can put your name on everything to build up your ego, but at the end of the day, when you look in the mirror before bed, you are still just you. Whatever you are able to attach to the image you display for the world, is an attachment and nothing more. Your goal should be to act with integrity and respect toward the world around you, because of those attachments, and in spite of them.

My second tip that will help you with your writing is to be genuine. Know who you are, regardless of how others perceive you, and let your true self shine through in your writing. Oh, sure, your articles on Helium might not always be rated #1 this way. In fact, you might just strike a nerve in a few of your readers. But that could be to your advantage.

You see, negative opinions are still opinions. As long as you have been true to yourself, you have a right to expect that not everyone is going to agree with you. So be genuine, building your reputation as a writer on who you really are, instead of trying to express who you think you ought to be.