I feel like I came into the blogging game quite late being in my mid twenties before I decided that a blog would be a nice idea to have, and I’ve only really had this space on the internet for about three years so in the grand scheme of things I am still a relative newbie especially when there’s bloggers I love that have been doing it for 6-8 years or sometimes longer.
I’ve never really had a proper blogging break other than the odd week when I go on holiday, but I’ve never really felt that I needed or wanted one either but putting your life and words on the internet can take it’s toll. More so over the past six month’s I’ve felt that I don’t really feel like I fit into the typical blogging category and this has pushed me into feeling like a pretty bad blogger.
I don’t want to be a full time blogger
I’ve spoken a few times about this but I didn’t start my blog in a hope to turn it into a full time job and now I still stand by that. I love running my blog as a hobby and yes I’m very grateful that it brings in an additional stream of income but that’s where it stops, I have no aspirations of becoming a full time blogger and sometimes this makes me feel like perhaps I’m not taking it seriously enough.
The idea of YouTube scares me
I don’t even like being in photos a lot of the time so the idea of making videos and being on YouTube scares the hell out of me even though I know certain posts and concepts would work so much better on video. Sometimes I think of a post idea and think how much easier it would be to film but the idea of my face or voice being live makes me scared, plus video editing is another skill I just don’t feel like I have the capacity to learn.
I’m not outgoing and talkative
Bloggers are some of the most charasmatic and outgoing people I know whether that’s with other bloggers at events, talking to brands and PR’s to sell themselves or just in general and I am none of those things. I am an introvert and very shy with new people and in new situations and I tend to find myself falling into the shadows because of my lack of confidence.
I’m struggling to find the time to balance everything
This is especially true now that I’m in new job as I leave earlier in the mornings, don’t come home at lunchtime and I’m a bit more tired in the evening which means I feel like I’m getting behind. Blogging is so much more than just writing down words there’s the images to take and format, the social media to schedule, the analytics to look into, the emails to answer and the community to interact with. Sometimes I do feel like taking a step back but I don’t want to lose what I’ve been trying to build for the past few years.
Do you feel you fit into the blogging world? Or do you feel like a bad blogger?