I am insecure about....
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I'm always hesitant to comment on sensitive topic. I don't know how to really explain this - but sometimes there are just people who are more knowledgeable than me on serious topics in the book blogging community. When they post something about a super serious topic, like about mental health, I want to comment my opinion or thoughts, but I feel like whatever I have to say is meaningless, not that important, and sometimes probably wrong.
My comment tone worries me too! Sometimes I feel like I'm too rude when I comment. Especially when I visit new blogs, I sometimes feel like I'm being too forward, especially when I comment on a personal post - like one of those weekly recaps you know, where the blogger has mentioned something about their personal life? I sometimes just feel like I'm intruding and the blogger will hate me for it.
I'm always really worried that people will hate me if I post a controversial topic or idea on my blog. Nothing bad has actually happened to me yet, but I've heard all these horror stories, and I'm really worried that someone will dislike me because of my stance on a topic.
I'm worried about not having a unique voice. Something that lots of bloggers advocate for, is having a trademark, a unique voice. I'm always really worried that my voice isn't unique enough, that it doesn't make my blog stand out from the ordinary.
I often compare myself to my previous self a lot. Some days, I'll have good blogging days - I'll be really happy with the content I've posted, etc. because people have engaged with my blog, etc. But then on other days, what would make me happy on one day, makes me upset on another. It's all relative to what happened the day before, and in the week in general! :/
I also compare myself to other more popular bloggers. For example, with ARC swag, I get a bit jealous, and I feel a bit insecure with how little my blog is when I see other bigger blogs get ARCs. And then I feel insecure again because I hate that I feel jealous, and I know that people shouldn't feel jealous. It's like an endless cycle.
This kind of brings me to another insecurity: there are so many great bloggers out there, how do you know if you make a difference? I am insecure that, unlike popular book bloggers, I'm forgettable. I mean, even if this all started out for fun, I am loving making new bloggers friends and sharing books and craziness with those people. What if they get bored of me? Sometimes, for that reason, I get anxious when I post a new blog post. I always ask myself: will people come back? Not because, to me, stats matter, but because sharing with the book blogging community matters to me, a lot, and I love it, and I'm always scared to lose that bond.
Holly @ The Fox's Hideaway