Cynwise posted a very thought-provoking and reassuring Field Note today about Blogging Heroes - how to try not to compare yourself to your favourite bloggers and to find your own writing voice. Of course that's severely reduced to sub-nutshell size, so I recommend you go and read for yourself, but first allow me to share a little note that Cyn's post reminded me of. It doesn't directly relate to the subject matter, but is a nice statement about not trying to change to please everyone and to be true to yourself.
I'm not sure where it originally came from but its usually posted anonymously. I took a copy of it for myself some time ago. I hope it strikes a chord with you as well.
By the way, congrats to Cynwise on your Piggie, and to all the other deserving winners and nominees!
But you must remember there will be people who do not like plums.
You must understand that if you are the World’s Finest Plum, and someone you like does not like plums, you have a choice of becoming a banana. But you must be warned that if you choose to become a banana, you will be a second-rate banana, but you can always be the Best Plum.
You must realise that if you choose to be a second rate banana, you have to remember that there will be people who don’t like bananas. Furthermore, you can spend your life trying to become the best banana (which is impossible if you are a plum).
Or, you can seek again to be the Best Plum.