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May 12: Book Blogger’s Imposter Syndrome (Aria)
Prompts: How long have you been blogging? Do you feel like you’ve ‘figured out’ blogging, or do you ever doubt yourself? Do you feel you ever have book blogger’s imposter syndrome? How do you find confidence with your blogging and writing?
Welcome to another week of LTB here at DTRH, everyone! Today’s topic is certainly interesting, and something I relate to. I wonder how many others out there experience the same thing. I know it’s not an uncommon topic outside of blogging and in the workplace too, so I wonder how prevalent it is here. Without further ado, let’s go!
I’ve been blogging since around…2018, so not that long by this community’s standards I think. Very actively blogging though, I think in total maybe only about 3–4 years though, which I suppose is still fairly new!
Sometimes I feel like I have figured out at least the tone, but with life getting in the way, scheduling posts and coming up with new ideas actually takes up more time than I thought. Even just reading books isn’t as casual as I’d like it to be, and sometimes I just have to commit to reading a book for a deadline rather than just out of pure interest if I didn’t have to attend to my regular daily life. That being said, at this point i’m still not entirely sure what the best content is—some things do better than others, and it isn’t always predictable, so I guess I’m still learning!
I definitely get imposter syndrome sometimes. I feel like I’m not as committed to this whole community as some others are, and sometimes I feel like I don’t know what the newest releases are, or don’t know what’s popular in the community and it makes me feel like I’m not doing enough, or by extension, am not enough. But this doesn’t stop me from enjoying blogging and also seeing what others are doing in the community!
I generally have confidence in what I do, and I enjoy sharing it with you guys, whether it be reviews, blogposts, or other fun posts. Therefore, even if I sometimes feel like a blogger on the outskirts, I still really enjoy making and sharing posts with the all of you! And my identity isn’t really tied to being a blogger, so I just try and enjoy making and sharing content with my co-author and with you all, so it’s always worth it in the end!
What about you all? Do you ever feel like there’s a bit of imposter syndrome? If so, no need! I think you are all welcome. But let me know how y’all feel in the comments below!
3 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish – Blogger Imposter Syndrome”
Oh yeah I definately do- especially as a reader who’s still confused by some genres (thriller vs mystery for exemple) and I live under a rock where I never know what new releases are coming 😂 .. but the hardest part is how it seems like 95% of the community is on fantasy, and I cant read that ..
I’ve been feeling the lack of post ideas for quite a while now, trying to make peace with the posts I do miss because of it 😅
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Haha! I think thrillers are more for the emotional journey and suspense, and mystery is usually about solving a murder mystery, and sometimes they coincide but not always! I didn’t even realize the community was high on fantasy…that’s how out of the loop I feel…!
So no worries, I totally get it haha
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Hah, now that description makes sense, thank you!