It’s been around three months since I last blogged, and I wanted to share a little bit about why with you all today.
When I first began blogging a little over a year ago, I was both excited and nervous to create this blog. I was eager to have a little corner of the internet where I could express my creativity. I have loved both writing and fashion since a young age, and beginning a blog seemed like the perfect way to explore these interests even more. But I was scared, too. That little voice inside my head kept whispering “you’re not good enough,” “you aren’t fashionable enough,” and “no one will want to read what you’re writing.”
I believe that everyone has these moments when they question whether they are able to pursue whatever they are passionate about. I tried to push past these fears and continue to blog, but found it hard to put myself out there and truly write what I was passionate about. I began to lose sight of what I wanted my blog to stand for, what I wanted to pursue and how I wanted to connect with others in the process. All of the successes of others began to bring me down and discourage me. I was comparing myself to others without being fair to myself.
It’s so easy to fall into the comparison trap and not even realize it. When I stopped blogging as often, friends and family would ask when I was going to post next. I would brush off these questions and just say that I was busy and wasn’t sure when I would next. As time went on though, I began to become more self-aware and realize the true reasons why I had stopped blogging. The truth is, no one who begins to blog becomes successful overnight. And I didn’t start my blog to become successful. I started it as a creative outlet and in the process got caught up comparing myself with others who had been blogging for years.
Don’t worry about what other people think. I kept thinking that I had to be just like other bloggers and only talk about fashion. But that’s not true! I lost sight of my voice & what I want my blog to be in the process.
Have you ever struggled to stop comparing yourself to others?