My Blogging Concerns

Well hello there! It’s been a little while (is 9 days a while? I’m not really sure…). Recently I’ve been having a slight panic about my blog as a whole and I thought I should be honest and share what it is that’s concerning me with you all. Who knows, maybe someone else is going through the same thing as me. With only a few weeks to go until my final year of university I’ve started thinking about all of the things I have to get done. And, I’m not going to lie, it panicked me a little bit! It did get me thinking, however, about the little concerns that I have when it comes to blogging. So I thought why not share them?

Am I even any good at this “blogging” thing?

I CAN’T be alone in having this thought cross my mind. I imagine that pretty much every blogger questions their blogging skills at some point in their journey and my crisis is happening now, 1 year into blogging. To be honest, I’m not why I’m having this crisis. Does anyone ever actually think they’re good a blogging? Surely we all put our own abilities down, it’s just how we are. Either way, taking the time to question my blogging abilities actually made me realise that I don’t really care if I’m any good or not. I love running my blog and creating the content that I do so it shouldn’t matter!

Will I ever actually meet up with fellow bloggers?

You might have already seen my post about why making blogging friends is difficult and since then I’ve been lucky to find a few really lovely blogging friends which is amazing. However, there’s still part of me that wants to have a real life blogging squad. I don’t know about anyone else but I think that a squad of blogging friends won’t feel real until all of them meet up together in real life. I’m at a point now where my group of blogging friends are hoping to organise to meet up one day which is exciting. However, until it actually happens there’s a part of me that’s worried about it never happening (if that even makes sense..?).

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Am I ready to put myself out there as a blogger?

Putting myself out there as a blogger is a slightly terrifying thought, I’m not going to lie. As of now only a few members of my family actually know about my blog which is exactly how I wanted it to be for at least my first year of blogging. When you start blogging there’s a concern of whether or not it’s something that you’ll stick with in the future. I think it was this uncertainty that led me to keeping my blog a secret from people in my real life for a year. I wanted to establish myself or maybe just see if blogging was actually something I wanted to continue doing. I’ve now reached a point where I know I want to continue working on my blog and to do so I need to tell my closest friends.

Revealing my blog to my best friends isn’t a concern for me. Although, am I ready to completely put myself out there? No, definitely not. I think over the next year my blogging confidence will grow but for now it’s about taking baby steps.

Can I run my blog and finish my degree at the same time?

Well I bloody hope so otherwise I’ll be in a right mess. In all honesty though I do believe that I can. As much as I stress about running my blog and finishing my degree at the same time I have faith that I can get through it. The main thing for me is to know when to take a break from blogging if it becomes too much for me. At the end of the day my degree will always come first. It’s a case of not feeling guilty about taking time off.

I know I shouldn’t feel bad about taking time off from my blog but I can’t help it! I spend so much of my time on Twitter and writing blog posts that it feels weird to take a break every now and then. Luckily I’m reaching a point now where I’m realising when it’s time to step back.

Is anyone else experiencing a bit of a blogging crisis at the moment? Let me know if you are and how you’re coping with it!

Female Original

40 Comments

  1. Asher
    September 9, 2018

    This is a really important post Faye! Well done!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      September 9, 2018

      Thank you Asher!! xx

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  2. Kate
    September 9, 2018

    Those are very legitimate concerns. I’m not sure what “good at blogging” actually means? Does it mean your blog is your job? Does it mean your blog makes a lot of money? Has a lot of subs? A lot of views? Does it mean you’re an outstanding writer? Does it mean your engagement is through the roof?

    About university, yup I get why you’re wondering whether you’ll be able to do both things at the same time. I don’t think you should feel bad about putting your blog aside for a few weeks if you’re having exams, etc. Uni is more important 🙂

    About meeting other bloggers, I’m not sure. I’d absolutely love to have the opportunity but personally it’s not the main purpose of my blog.

    Not sure I helped lol, but just know that we all go through those times where we wonder if it’s really worth all the hassle. And then we realise that we love blogging, and the reasons don’t matter 🙂

    Kate | https://katedaysaweek.be

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    1. femaleoriginal
      September 9, 2018

      I’m not sure what good a blogging means either to be honest haha! Thank you for the lovely comment 🙂 It’s reassuring to know that other bloggers feel the same way every now and then x

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  3. Megan
    September 9, 2018

    I have so many of these same thoughts! Especially the one about being a good blogger. The thought of whether or not people actually want to read my blog crosses my mind a lot. But, like you, I realize that I’m blogging for myself, not for other people. I’m grateful for those who read and enjoy my blog, but blogging is more for me than anything else. I also relate to putting yourself out there as a blogger. Only a few people know about mine, some found it at random and some I told. I know I’ll eventually get to the point of “why not tell everybody” but for now it’s just my own little thing. Great post, I really enjoyed it!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      September 9, 2018

      I can’t wait to feel completely confident in my blog but it’ll take time which is okay! I’m so glad you enjoyed it 🙂 Hopefully we’ll both reach a point of sharing our blogs with everyone soon x

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  4. Lucy
    September 9, 2018

    I’ve been in the same situation as you Faye, I’ve been absolutely petrified of putting myself out there as a blogger, not just to brands but putting myself out there for social media in general. But that confidence will build over time and I’m sure you will be at that point in no time at all! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

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    1. femaleoriginal
      September 9, 2018

      It definitely will! I think the longer you blog for the more your confidence will grow with the whole thing. For now I like the element of secrecy but I’m excited to eventually put myself out there 🙂 Thanks for the comment xx

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  5. Hebah
    September 9, 2018

    I have so many of these feelings. Mostly it’s ‘am I even getting anywhere with this’ but there are little moments which make me feel so grateful to have started and I use those to pull me through. Really enjoyed reading this; so honest and well-written. x

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    1. femaleoriginal
      September 9, 2018

      I’m exactly the same! It’s the little moments that make it all worth it for sure 🙂 xx

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  6. Nele
    September 9, 2018

    GIRL you are doing great!!! Don’t worry about taking some time off when you need it – doing a degree and blogging at the same time is HARD (I took a 6 month break while finishing my degree, because my degree was number 1 priority).
    Also I totally understand the whole “am I good at this?? maybe I suck??” because it’s so easy to get self conscious throgh the whole thing but YOU ARE AMAZING!!!! Never forget that <3 As long as you're enjoying it, that's good! (PLUS your posts are bomb, your photos are bomb, you are bomb <3 <3<3)

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    1. femaleoriginal
      September 9, 2018

      Awwww this is one of the most lovely comments I’ve ever had on my blog ❤ I’m definitely going to take time off if it’s ever too much! Uni is the most important thing by far 🙂 xx

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  7. Louise
    September 9, 2018

    I think doubting our own abilities is something we all experience – I know it’s a regular occurance for me but I am going to stick with it and focus on the positives

    I hope you start feeling more confident soon 💕

    sociableeventsaberdeen.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      September 9, 2018

      Thank you so much! I hope the same to you 🙂 xx

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  8. Lizzie Florence
    September 9, 2018

    Totally get what you mean in term of questioning if I am any good at blogging, I just try and remember that I am doing it for me and not necessarily anyone else. I teach full time as well as blogging and its definitely a challenge.

    Good to see I’m not the only one that has doubts.

    Lizzie | http://www.lizzieflorence.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      September 9, 2018

      Exactly! As long as you love what you’re doing that should be enough 🙂 X

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  9. Gracie
    September 9, 2018

    I’m so glad its not just me in this boat – apart from the degree (but mine is to work and hold down my blog) I defo have those concerns too!

    But you can do it! You can do all the things you want to do lovely 🙂

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    1. femaleoriginal
      September 9, 2018

      Aw thank you! I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels like this 🙂 X

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  10. Deandra
    September 9, 2018

    I can definitely relate to this 100%. I’ve only been blogging for a few months now, but I have had thoughts already about not being good enough. Seeing how other people’s posts look so professional, I’ve had times where I’ve wondered if mine are good enough. I tend to forget that I’m just starting. And I’m sort of a secret blogger myself. My friends know about me blogging but they don’t read my posts often. And no one else besides my mom knows about my blog. I’d want to share my blog more, but I’m just not ready for certain people to read it and think it’s ok to judge from what I post about. Great post ♥

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    1. femaleoriginal
      September 9, 2018

      I’m exactly the same! Putting yourself out there can be really scary but it’s okay to not feel ready to do that yet 🙂 X

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  11. Katy Mackenzie
    September 9, 2018

    I know what youre feeling. I’m always curious as to if i’m good at blogging! Now that i’m in third year as well, im worried I wont keep up with both my blog and my dissertation! Its really hard! You’re doing so good tho gal!xx

    Katy xx
    https://somethingdifferent1998.com/

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    1. femaleoriginal
      September 9, 2018

      Yep exactly! I think I’m stressing about it before it’s even gotten stressful though haha 😂 Uni doesn’t even start for me for another few weeks and I’m already getting worried over nothing! X

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  12. Ellen
    September 9, 2018

    I’ve never blogger while studying before, this year will be a first! I’m just reminding myself that blogging is fun and I’m trying to tie my content in with uni life as much as I can!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      September 9, 2018

      Writing about university is honestly so much fun and im sure you’ll love it! As long as you remember blogging is supposed to be fun you should be fine 🙂 X

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  13. Emily Rose Thrasher
    September 9, 2018

    I love how honest and real you are about your blogging experiences and the worries that you have. I have let go of blogging but found myself missing it and decided to try again. I must say the fears of putting myself out there and whether or not I am even good at this, has given me writer’s block and procrastination at times. Thank you for sharing this! It’s a good feeling to know someone else has these thoughts and worries too.

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    1. femaleoriginal
      September 10, 2018

      Thank you so much! I think its important to be honest when it comes to blogging and to support each other 🙂 It’s lovely to hear that you’ve gotten back into blogging! X

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  14. Deborah Kos
    September 10, 2018

    Blogging is a lot of work and it can be overwhelming especially if you are going to school. I know you can do it all! Stick with it. You’ll be glad you did.

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    1. femaleoriginal
      September 10, 2018

      Definitely! Thank you so much 🙂 X

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  15. Nicola
    September 10, 2018

    I share most of your concerns tbh. Am I any good at this? Do people like my stuff? Am I posting often enough? I think at some point, though, you just have to cast your doubts aside and get on with it!

    Nicola
    http://nicshealthylife.co.uk

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    1. femaleoriginal
      September 10, 2018

      Yes for sure! As long as you enjoy what you’re doing then that should be enough 🙂 X

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  16. Bexa
    September 10, 2018

    I’m so glad I read this post Faye as “Can I run my blog and finish my degree at the same time?” is my biggest worry too at the moment. It’s so comforting to know someone else is having similar thoughts. Like you say, we shouldn’t feel guilty about taking time off from blogging to focus on studies, our blogs will always wait for us. Thank you for sharing and I wish you all the best with your degree <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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  17. Alison
    September 11, 2018

    Yup, what you are feeling is entirely normal! I’ve doubted myself in all manner of things all my life. I can also identify with feeling guilty for not doing enough of something but have come to realise I put undue pressure on myself! I work full time and have just started my blog so it’s hard to fit it all in. What I’ve found is that if you are passionate about something you will likely find time. But if you need a break, look after yourself and have one!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      September 11, 2018

      Completely agree with you on putting unnessecary pressure on myself! Good luck with your new blog 🙂 X

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  18. Natonya
    September 11, 2018

    I went through the same feeling about taking a break. I say if you want to take a break, do it. Stepping away and then coming back will always give you a boost. I wish you luck on your new journey because it’s a fun and exciting adventure!

    Natonya | http://www.justnatonya.wordpress.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      September 14, 2018

      Yeah that’s exactly how I feel now. Thank you! X

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  19. aisasami
    September 12, 2018

    I have the same thoughts. I also think like “Can I really interact with other bloggers?” and “Do I have a friendly personality? Am I really open?”, And I do question if I am really good at my writing and I can be a full-time blogger. But then, I remember that I have to try my best, learn from my mistakes, and just keep on fighting. You can do it!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      September 14, 2018

      Exactly! We can only do our best and learn from everything X

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  20. Rachel Wuest
    September 12, 2018

    Towards the end of my degree, I had a really hard time keeping up with blogging, it became more of a source of stress and anxiety rather than joy. I’d say when it comes to blog/ life balance, do it when you can, don’t when you haven’t got the time. University is most important! I also hope I can meet up with other bloggers at some point because nobody I know in real life understands how fun and important it is to me!

    Rachel || anotherstationanothermile.com

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  21. Chloe
    September 14, 2018

    This is such a relatable post, Faye. I literally have no words to express the level of relatability! I think once you realize how much time and effort and work goes into blogging these issues can surface. I know I’ve often questioned my ability to blog and do everything I want to do in college. I’ve always wanted blogging friends, I see so many people on IG and Twitter with blogging besties, and I’m like, ‘When do I get my own blogging bestie(s)?’
    Great post x

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    1. femaleoriginal
      September 14, 2018

      Glad that you relate! Its so difficult finding blogging friends isnt it 🙈 X

      Reply

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