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..?).
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!