The Blogger Who Feels Lost

Monday, November 14, 2016
During my four years of blogging, I've experienced a lot of ups and downs. Although I'm not a newbie I still feel like I am. I feel as if I haven't evolved, but that's nonsense because I do see growth from where I started. I don't know where I fit in as a blogger. My pictures are not perfect but compared to where I was before, I definitely upgraded in my picture taking. Even though I said I would not give up, it's hard. No one really understands what it's like to be a blogger unless, you've been there or you're still doing it. There is so much work that goes into it like taking pictures and writing great content. But being able to grab readers attention is quite tough. I know there's hundreds of bloggers, but sometimes I feel unnoticed. I don't want this to feel like a pity party by no means. I just think about these things at night time. I am my own worst critic and I don't give myself enough credit. I wouldn't say that I've compared my blog to someone else's but, I do get discouraged.
 
Sometimes I feel as if my blog is not good enough for others to read. Everyone is different and that's something I need to learn. This year has truly been an eye opener for me and a reevaluation of what I want my blog to be. I have so many things to talk about but the struggle is knowing how to say it. I've often wondered if anyone else feels the same way as I do. I will admit that my confidence has gotten a lot better because of blogging, so that means a lot to me. If I ever stopped being a blogger, I want to know that I made a difference. One thing I look forward to on social media are the blogger chats. They are so helpful and very positive. I think that's the only reason I keep blogging. I learn a lot and I've become a better blogger, because of it.
 
I know most of this post was a little negative but expressing myself made me feel so much better. If you're ever feeling lost and don't know what direction you want to follow, take a step back. I don't mean a break from blogging unless you need to. What I mean is look how far you've come and the growth you've experienced. I will also take this advice and use it for myself. Bloggers are different from one another, that's what makes us unique. I couldn't imagine not blogging, but there are times where I question this. We'll see where I'm at months from now! 
 
I hope you enjoyed reading! If you have any advice or feel the same, let me know.


2 comments:

  1. I think we all doubt ourselves from time to time and comparing oneself to others is natural, but not really the point. As you said, you've grown from where YOU started and THAT's what matters! I think figuring out where/how we fit into the massive blogging community is probably one of the most difficult things about it. And I 100% agree that the blogger chats are so wonderful and supportive! A lot of them are so busy I can't keep up though! :) You're not alone. We all feel lost from time to time and I think that's how our blogs evolve. Keep it up! You're doing great! :)

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  2. Hello! I remember you from the #lbloggers chat from earlier. I totally understand how it feels all for naught, creating great content and curating beautiful photos only to see that not a lot of people are following. I've been blogging for 2 years and I still get that tinge of envy when I see bloggers at it for half the time and are already getting hundreds of comments, working with brands, making money, etc. since I don't have a job (yet) I am putting in more effort to growing this blog and monetizing it, and promoting it through social media. It's also hard to keep up with the twitter blog chats because they are all in the UK and we are in the States. It's not easy, but I love blogging so much. And you are right, we need to see how far we've gone from when we first started vs. now. It's like night and day. Don't give up! Let's be blogging buddies! :)

    Hannah
    Floraful

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