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Hello, Follow Bloggers (and readers!)
I feel like I’m in a conversational mood but can’t decide what to talk about. HOWEVER… since I’m in this odd time right now in my life and sharing personal things, I thought I’d share some of my insecurities as a blogger and some random musings over the course of the years of blogging. Not all of these are current, but maybe something I thought about years ago. Some, are current, though.
*In no particular order + randomness
When it comes to followers & comments and my blog & content:
I feel like there is something I’m not doing to keep people coming to my blog. And it bothers me when my visits go down. Or people stop commenting. I feel like I have to be active EVERYDAY, ALL DAY to feel significant. When I lose followers, I feel like I did something wrong. I don’t like feeling obligated to do anything.
I worked hard on it. Or, if it’s a book review, I feel like I’m doing the author a disservice and they’ll regret working with me. But OMG, what if the author reads my review?? Is my blog easy to navigate? What if people hate my design? Are my graphics good enough? Should I say this? What if I offend someone? Not another blog tour! What will my readers think?
Reading and Books:
It really bothers me when people dislike books I love. If it becomes a trend, I stop recommending books. I’m always worried people will judge me for what I read, even though I don’t care what they think (it’s a confusing emotion). I feel there is pressure from the community to love a certain book and/or author and thus, don’t read it because what if I don’t like it? What book buying ban!?
In the Community:
Not everyone will like each other, and that’s okay, but man, if someone doesn’t follow me or talk to me, I feel left out. I often feel what’s popular and well loved, isn’t ME, and that hinders my development and growth. If there’s a blog post/comment/tweet about something a something doesn’t like, that I do, I feel like they’re talking to ME and I should change it. ARC envy: The struggle is real. I’m hesitant to speak my mind because Everything is made into A THING. Why can’t we just agree to disagree?
I love going to events but don’t know what to say to introduce myself to other bloggers. Or authors. Am I good enough? DId I spell that right? (don’t judge, this happens all the time.) Did I make the right decision?
- Do you share any of the same random thoughts or insecurities as me?
- Share some of your insecure thoughts in the comments! (If you want, no pressure!)
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