23 January 2017

Why I Feel Like A Blogging Fraud

Blogging is definitely a double edged sword in my life. I absolutely love taking the time to write content that I want to write and that I hope people want to read. However, as much as blogging is a community of like-minded people and a can be a great support mechanism, it also adds a lot of pressure to live an Instagram-friendly life, or to be a font of all knowledge and have answers, or to be able to build things from scratch.

Sometimes it gets exhausting.

I do not have any of the answers, in fact at the moment my mental health is definitely a little bit all over the place, even my friends have noticed that I am more stressed and erratic than usual. I am not great at DIY, although I am trying my best to learn, I cannot code as well as I would like to and I am trying my best to improve my photography skills and find not only my voice, but my niche of what I want to write about. I don't feel like I am qualified to give advice to you beautiful people and I wouldn't even know where to begin crafting an OOTD post (today is a black dress and black tights...).

But very recently I have realised; that's ok.

My blog is going to be my own authentic voice as I struggle through my twenties (bleurgh, I know) and learn how to do all these things that other bloggers seem to be able to do from pure talent and hope that I can create content that others want to read.

My blog has also taught me that many of the people that stop here once in a while also feel this as one of my top posts of all time is Blog Envy; a post looking at how to not get jealous when reading other people's posts and seeing other people's pictures.

So no, my blog is not perfect, and I am not perfect, but that just might be my niche.


  1. Love this post - it's how I feel a lot of the time. It's always good to remind yourself that you might not be the best of the best, but it's still worth doing if you enjoy it and not to put too much pressure on.

    annie | appletoothpaste

    1. I think the less pressure I manage to put on myself, the more I enjoy it. Your blog is lovely! xx


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