This is one of those posts that has been sat in my drafts folder, about to get deleted… Over the past few months my Bloglovin’ following has increased quicker than ever before, I know people don’t like to speak numbers, but seeing so many people read and comment on my posts has been so motivating and increased my determination to make my blog the absolute best it can be. Up until recently I feel like a couple of things have been holding me back, making me feel like I’m just not worthy of everyone that visits my blog.
I feel overwhelmed by the support I’ve received from so many lovely bloggers, bloggers that are not only genuinely nice people but talented content creators. However, at the back of my mind I’m always thinking ‘do they just like me, and not my blog’. I think it all boils down to comparison, in the past I’ve compared my writing style to others and the quality of my posts, not in a competitive way but in an envious, ‘I wish I could write like that’ kinda way. Up until now I have always been critical of myself, I would need someone to constantly sing me praise otherwise I would feel like I’m not doing it right!
Thankfully I’m starting to grow out of it, and because of this I feel like everything is improving. I’m starting to love the writing side of blogging just as much as the photography, and I’m becoming more confident in my ability. I feel like I’m really finding my own style, and I’m happy to hit publish on posts and ideas without worrying whether it’s good or not!
There would be times that I would publish a post just for the sake of it, and that really isn’t what blogging is about. Going forward I never want to hit publish on a post I don’t feel is useful, unique or adding something of value to an already amazing community.