Blogspiration,  Books,  Writing

Blogspiration #12 – Being Irreplaceable

Blogspiration is a weekly meme hosted by GrowingUp YA & Saz101. This meme was created to help spark inspiration among bloggers, readers and writers alike. An inspirational quote/picture/video is posted weekly, on the day of the authors choosing, so that it may inspire creativity, conversation & just a little SOMETHING.

This week I had to go and find something specifically because my laptop has broken and so all my saved images are unavailable at the moment! So, upon strolling through Pinterest, I found this lovely graphic and I simply knew that I had to share it with you guys!

Obviously, I take no credit for this, and if you click on the image it’ll link you to the site**

I fell in love with this when I saw it. Because it is so true. Growing up I knew that the best way to be something in this life was to be unique, to do things in my own way. Here, in a pretty graphic, my own method is being painted as something that is a must. Everyone wants to be remembered, but if you want to be irreplaceable then you need to learn to do things in your own way. Don’t follow the crowd.

I feel that this is a good message for both blogging and book-writing. The idea for blogs is to be original, to stand out from the crowd, to be different. Obviously there are many different ways to do this but a good reason I follow the blogs I do is because they are, indeed, different from the others that I have seen. It is why I like my blog about books and films because there aren’t that many out there (that I’ve come across) and I feel it gives me a little bit more of an edge.

It works for books because as a reader we want something special and unique to read and it is the books that achieve this that become irreplaceable to us. The ones that break the set of standard rules, that burst out of the status quo that really draw us to them and keep them in our memory forever. J. K. Rowling managed this with a unique story about witches and wizards and an orphaned boy. Suzanne Collins may not have thought up the idea of fighting for survival (gladiator, etc), but it was the way she executed her idea, the way she used her characters that had people coming back for more.

So, if you want to be irreplaceable, all you have to do is be different.

Do you agree?


  • Ems

    I can’t believe I haven’t found your blog before! I swear I’ve seen Theta tweeting you, but I must not have actually visited. Following you now, and looking forward to future posts!

    And I agree. Being different is a big step towards immortality!

    Have a great weekend, and see you around Camp!

  • Brodie

    Yes! Don’t be a sheep, be the WOLF. It’s the wolf in most fairy tales that is feared or revered, not the sheep. Be different, be YOURSELF, because we are all so different from one another. Follow your own heart and don’t mimic the beat of anothers and you’ll shine for your individuality.

    I love raeding Blogspirations <3 You guys inspire me in so many different ways every week. I love this post, Faye!

    • Sarah (saz101)

      It’s also the wolf who ends up stuffed on the wall… except for in Red Riding Hood, and it REALLY wasn’t a great movie. Just saying :P

      Err… but otherwise, YES ^__^

      How about, be a CLEVER, SNEAKY, UNCAPTUREABLE WOLF ^__^

  • Andrea Teagan

    This is so true. I think the best way to be different is to be your self, (just like Brodie said) By being yourself you are automatically being unique. :)


  • nea barabea

    Faye, I completely agree!! This is beautiful <3 <3 And if there is something that I know for certain, yeah, I am different. Screw the crowd! ;) :) And be who you are ;)

  • Kristin Feliz

    YES!! What a wonderful message!! I completely agree. It’s important to be yourself and to take the road less traveled.

    Great post!!

    P.S. Pinterest = My life force.

  • Sarah (saz101)

    Silly wolfy comments aside: FAYE. ME LOVES. Seriously, such a wonderful sentiment, such a wonderful picture, and above all, so so SO true.

    ALSO: What Brodie said ^__^

  • alexandrasscribblings

    I love this! Eeeee! When I think about the most important people in my life they’re all different in their own weird and wonderful ways, and they draw out different things in me, and I love that about them. So perfect. xo

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