I have found one of the BEST ways to become a writer is to start your own blog. Blogging freed my writing soul and allowed me to find my own writers’ voice. No more editors telling me to tone it down, or embarrass me with their mistakes!
Start your own blog, but remember you also have to promote the crap out of it after you finish each new post. I have found there is no use in writing something magnificent, if you don’t tell everyone else about it!