So we've seen and heard how some DC execs and such find Nightwing to be redundant, and I'm sure there are many fans who feel the same. With Dick so tied to Batman and Batman being who he is, what would you do, if you had creative control of Dick Grayson, to make him stand on his own as a hero, and come out from under Batman's shadow?
Personally I would play up his relationships (after establishing that he still is very close to all the people he was previously close to) with other heroes. Now that his identity is out, he'd be a full time hero. Bouncing around and teaming up with other heroes Brave and the Bold style. I'd play up the fact that this is a guy who grew up being a circus performer and then a superhero. "Normal life" just isn't in the cards for him , and he loves doing the "hero" thing anyway.
Finally I'd take him to the next level. Unlike Bruce I'd have Dick embracing taking all the various way of fighting evil. So the first year's run would be of him doing team ups and furthering his training in different areas with different people. Learning some magic (not spell caster levels, but maybe a henna scribed scroll on his body that for a time let him surpass human limitations at the expense of his health afterwards). Use villain tech that he takes after he's captured them (a la Frank Castle in that one run). Learn some new meditations or access some new tech. Have a lair called the Birdcage that is a literal arsenal of crime fighting weapons of various makes and models. And because he's the guy everyone knows and loves and hangs out with it's filled with other heroes coming and going to get new stuff or help other heroes or train or whatever. And the villains would get greater and greater too.
He was trained by best and grew up doing this stuff. He's the next generation hero. So if Batman goes Batgod then Nightwing would go NightGod? Winggod? Only have plausible explanations for the things he does.
....or you know not.... That's vastly different then what we got, but an example of what I mean. How would you make Nightwing stand out?