Know what really revs me up? Copycats. They’re taking over the internet. It’s sad. They don’t understand the difference between modeling success and straight up copying.
The irony is, originality is what copycats crave. It’s why they copy. They see a beautiful blog design they’ve never seen before and just have to have it. Or a witty writing style. Or whatever it is. Next thing you know, there are eleventy-five blogs that look and read identical, but urrbody knows the knockoffs from the name brand.
And what happens? Nike thrives, while everyone else tries to survive. Right?
So study what works, sure. But spend time each day thinking quietly, independently, and creatively about your style. And don’t judge your ideas. Let ’em flow. There’s no wrong answer. Whatever your soul screams is right.
Besides. By definition, you can’t copy originality. Attempting to usually does more harm than good.
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