We each inhabit a specific vantage point from which we blog. What’s yours?
Last week on Discover, my colleague Cheri published an interview with Ra, the blogger behind Rarasaur — and a stalwart member of the blogging community. I loved Ra’s wise advice about building community and finding interesting stuff to explore in the WordPress.com Reader.
My favorite moment, though, came when Ra spoke about the kinds of posts that move and captivate her:
I look for posts unabashed in their deliverance of their vantage point. I look for strong emotional pulls and fragile details of perspective.
I found myself nodding vigorously at these sentences — especially at the “fragile details” part — since that specificity of experience and of point of view is what makes a post alive to me as well.
For this week’s Discover Challenge, let’s focus on perspective: share a post, in whatever style or medium (textual, visual, or something else entirely), that tackles the question of point of view.
What does unabashed mean in this context? That you should aim for a post that’s bold, unapologetic, and fearless in how it approaches its subject matter.
You could experiment with a new perspective — write as if you were someone else, take a photo that highlights your unique position — or reflect about the vantage point you currently occupy (literally or figuratively). Or take the topic in a totally different direction: whatever you do, just be unabashed in your deliverance.