Blogging Insecurities

Hi guys, I hope you are all well. I don’t really know how to start this but it’s something I wanted to talk about for a while so bear with me. Despite the fact that I’ve been doing this for a couple of years now I’m still quite insecure about it all. Most of the time I ignore it but sometimes it comes to the surface. I question my ability to write, whether people are actually interested in my posts and whether I’m good enough to blog. Don’t get me wrong I love blogging but I’ve always had issues with my self esteem and it can sometimes affect my view of my blog. I want to have the best possible blog that I can but my self esteem holds me back at times. I don’t often comment on other blogs or chat to bookish people on social media because I feel like I’m wasting their time in a way. I worry sometimes that my posts aren’t good enough. These niggling thoughts are at the back of my mind, despite the fact the logical side of my brain disputes them.  I think I have improved a little in my way of thinking in the last year or so of blogging but I still have a way to go. 

So in 2019 I am going to strive work past these insecurities and look forward to another year of blogging. I want to put myself out there more, reach out to like minded people on social media and make my blog the best it can be. I love this blog and I am so glad I started it back in February 2017. I would really appreciated any feedback you have, whether it’s on my blogs layout or post request, please let me know.

I hope you guys don’t mind the brevity of this post but I just wanted to air some thoughts with you guys. I think self esteem and being online can be a tricky thing to balance and I haven’t mastered it quite yet :). What do you guys think about the balance between self esteem and being online? I’d love to know your thoughts. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.


10 thoughts on “Blogging Insecurities

  1. I know how you feel, sometimes I wonder if anyone is actually interested in reading what I have to say, though it has got better as I get more consistent views and followers. I guess it is a case of reminding yourself that people do read the blog and that you do have followers, so people must want to read what you have said! πŸ™‚


  2. I like your blog! I do think that if you can work past it and get out there and interact with other bloggers you’ll see more interaction at your own blog too. This is something I learned last year. Best of luck!

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  3. I completely understand the anxieties of blogging and am right there with you! All we can do is keep moving forward and trust that someone out there cares. I try to remember that if even one person read what I wrote, then I don’t exist in a vacuum when it comes to my writing. Best of luck in 2019!

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  4. I just wanted to say that I really enjoy reading your posts, because
    a) I think our taste in books is pretty similar and
    b) You read so many Fantasy books and lots of them I haven’t heard of before. I’m glad to get some recs πŸ™‚

    I guess lots of people are struggling with some kind of insecurity.
    When I started blogging, I was scared of making any spelling or grammar mistakes because English is not my first language^^ I thought I couldn’t keep up with more ‘serious’ book bloggers (and people with better vocabulary πŸ˜€ )

    But then in the end, I kinda overcame it, because I was having too much fun talking about books. I just went for it and am glad I did.

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  5. That is the same problem I have been struggling with. There are days I would draft a blog and love it, to read it the next day, and hate it. To then rewrite the whole thing from scratch. I have been trying to get better though.
    Would you be interested in guest posting on my blog on your insecurities about blogging? Please respond and let me know! =)


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