Am I Embarrassed By This Blog? | Life Update

September 18, 2017

So I wanted to share this post, and it is definitely a bit of an open one, as I am not really used to sharing about myself in this way.
Also please note that I really struggle with the spelling of "embarrassing" but I am doing my best to spell it correctly throughout this post. And beware of some grainy, bad quality images.

Recently, I was talking to a friend and they mentioned that they read my blog and that they liked it. I immediately cringed and the way I responded, in hindsight, shocks me and confuses me. Although I advertise my blog on my social media, it feels awkward and weird when it gets brought up in conversation. Since then, I have really been questioning myself about why that is.

If someone asked me if I was ashamed of my blog, I definitely wouldn't say "yes". I have done so much with this blog, I have gained a following, I have written over 200 posts. But deep down, I think I have had some insecurities. I think that I got caught up in comparing things. "I don't have as much comments as Blog X", or "I don't have as many followers as Blog Y" definitely became my mindset.

I know that I have a major weakness in comparing myself and I need to remind myself how far I have come. Some of these grainy photos were from posts that I did one or two years ago. Nowadays, my photography is not near that standard. I've gone from 0 followers to a following of over 100. I have put time and effort into this blog, I learned HTML (to an extent), I have done so much to make it something to be proud of.

I am not trying to boast, or show off. Through this post, I think I am trying to remind myself to be proud of this blog, that to have persevered for the past four years is truly awesome. I might not be the best blogger, but I have worked hard. And I shouldn't be ashamed.

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  1. Interesting read. I think many people will relate to what your feeling. I don't think its shame, I think its vulnerability. When you put yourself out there in a public forum you open yourself up to not only praise but also criticism. And we all know how cruel social media can be. So I agree, you should be proud of yourself. And keep at it. You're probably much closer to your aspirations than you think ;)

  2. You really shouldn't feel ashamed! I think your blog is lovely. I understand you though, I kept mine a secret and so didn't have people talk to me about it but I would have been ashamed a year ago if people found out. But there's absolutely nothing to be ashamed about if you're doing something you enjoy!

    Sophie xx // One Unique

  3. I feel the same! Only a few people know about my blog and it's scary thinking more might find it! xx Keep doing what you love! xx

    1. Thank you! It is good to know that other people feel the same.

  4. I completely understand what you mean. Only a few of my friends know about my blog and I always try and make a joke out of it when it's mentioned. I don't think that i'm ashamed though, I just don't want to put myself into a place of exposure of vulnerability! I hope you're having a good day xox

    1. Thank you for your comment! I definitely try and make light out of my blog when it comes up as a topic of discussion. Even if it is a sad, serious post, I feel like my blogging life and social life are two opposite ends of a spectrum that shouldn't meet.
      Thanks, I hope that you have had a great day too!

  5. Your blog is so amazing! You shouldn't feel any type of shame as you have worked so hard and it is reflected in the quality of your blog . I am so proud of you ! x


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