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.