I am a “blogger”. Yes I had to put the word blogger in speech marks, because I still find myself cringing at the thought of calling myself that. I write blog posts on the internet and I have recently just hit 100 followers, so technically, I am a blogger.
But why do I cringe every time I call myself that, or for example, in a lecture why don’t I put my hand up when the lecture asks “has anyone got a blog?”. I know it is not just me who feels like this, I have saw a few bloggers discuss this topic on twitter.
So, why is it that I feel like this about being a blogger? It is probably the connotations that comes with being a “blogger”, I do not want people to think that I am something that I am not. Although, my confidence in blogging has massively improved, there was one point a few months back where I put my Instagram account on private and removed my blog from my bio because I thought people from school/college would laugh at me. People from school who are completely irreverent to my life and probably look at my profile when they are so bored with their own basic lives, so now, I simply do not care what others think.
But of course, there will be days when paranoia and insecurities get the better of me. I recently changed my Instagram account to a business account, so I can now see how many people visit my profile and the number of times the media I created a week has been seen. This number is very large and has totally freaked me out!
I am slowly caring less and less about what people think, and this is because I have realised that I shouldn’t let anyone stop me from doing what I want to do. I like to write about things so I created a blog, so what? <3
Thanks for reading, a pretty short one but I didn’t want to go on for too long. Can anybody relate to this post? Or have you got any tips on how not to care what others think? I would love to know.