Confessions of a Blogger

Today’s post is inspired by Megan’s link up on her blog The Nerdy Girlie. If you haven’t read her blog you’re missing out. Since she’s made her post on Friday other bloggers have made their confessions and I’ve really enjoying reading them. As I read some of them I can totally relate to some of the confessions being made by the other fabulous ladies. Without further adieu here are my confessions of a blogger.

 

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1. I feel like I don’t fit in…….

Most of the blogs I follow tend to fall into categories: Beauty, Fashion, Food, etc., and here I am all over the place. I blog what’s interesting to me. One day I might post recipes or fitness content, another I may talk about my current fave beauty product or current show obsession, and other times I might just post about my life. I just can’t put myself in a box and focus on one thing. I’m not sure if this hurts me or not, but I don’t see it changing anytime soon.

I do feel like I have found a community with other “geeky/nerdy” girls, but even then I sometimes feel like I don’t completely fit in. I am late when it comes to discovering most shows, I love playing video games but I can’t buy every game I want nor do I have time to dedicate to it, I love cosplay but have yet to try one of my own (my family works as a team helping the middle child with his), so basically at times I don’t feel like I fit the “geek/nerd” mold either but it’s one of the one’s I can relate with the most.

2. I wish I were more consistent……..

But wait didn’t I just say I didn’t fit in and that’s okay? Yes I’m okay with not being consistent in being focused in one area, where I want to be consistent is in how many posts I put up a week. In my perfect world I would love to post 4-5 times a week or at least every other day. However at the moment I haven’t perfected my schedule yet, but I’m working on it.

3. I need to brush up on my skillz…..

I’ve been blogging on and off for about 7-8 years but I feel like I still have so much to learn. I don’t know much about HTML, my photography and photoshop skills need a lot of improvement, and I need to network more. Being a mom of 4 boys means I don’t have loads of extra cash so I don’t want to have to constantly pay for services, or things I can do myself. I don’t have a problem admitting my weak areas and asking for help, and I’ve been lucky enough to come across people who are willing to help or point me in the right direction. So bear with me as I improve my skillz.

4. Promoting myself, networking……..

I hate talking about myself, funny right? It’s not that I’m not confident in what I do or my abilities, I just have never liked talking about myself. I feel weird promoting my blog, I haven’t even told most of my friends or family that I have a blog. I know there’s nothing wrong with promoting yourself, how else will you make connections and get the word out there. I’ve been working on this and it’s feeling less icky.

 

So there you have it, my blogging confessions. What are some of your confessions?

 

Desiree

  • Stephanie Bussen

    Hi — I found your post via the Female Geek Bloggers group. I just wanted to chime in and say I totally feel the same on #2 and #4!

    I have a toddler daughter and work full time, and it seems like so many other book bloggers have way more time to devote to reading / reviewing than I do.

    And I get so uncomfortable with the idea of self promotion — which is why I started my blog months ago and only now have started to venture out to blogger communities. Most of my friends don’t even know I have a blog.

    • Desiree

      Hi Stephanie! Yes having a child can making blogging challenging. I tend to do most of my writing late at night when everyone’s asleep, that is when I’m not too tired.

      Ugh self promotion is so tough!! I just told myself hey if you don’t do it no one will. So I do on my Twitter, but I also promote other people’s blog, tweets and I feel I’m finding a happy balance.

    • Desiree

      Yay another FGB group member! Thanks for stopping by.

      Having kids does makes things more challenging. I’m learnig that I have to set a schedule and try to stick to it as much as possible. Most of my free time is late at night when the rest of the house is asleep, or in the wee hours of the morning. And that’s when I can, I work full time, take classes part time, and my kids range from 6months-almost 15 years old. So as you can imagine I don’t have much me time.
      I think self promotion is one of the confessions I’ve been running across the most. I think what has been helping me out is the fact that I promote others as well, so putting my blog info out in tweets now and then isn’t too bad. I’d love to give your blog a look.

  • Like I said on Twitter, you are a super woman for even giving blogging a go with 4 boys! You are my inspiration! Keep at it and have you used hashtags to tag your tweets on Twitter, it is an easy way to get more eyes on your blog! xx

    • Desiree

      Aw you’re too kind. I appreciate the positive feedback and encouragement. I do try to use hashtags but I think perhaps I don’t use the right ones maybe.

    • Desiree

      Aw thank you so much Megan! I appreciate the support and encouragement. I have tried using hashtags on Twitter but think maybe I’m not using the correct ones.

  • I totally get you. I have a youtube channel that I don’t tell people the username of haha. I like it for myself and for people to find organically and leave real comments. Also no pressure from friends and family. And secrets are fun! Maybe we’re similar like that?

    • Desiree

      I get what you mean as far as no pressure from friends and family. It’s like if a stranger doesn’t like it no big deal but your loved ones is different.

    • Desiree

      I get what you’re saying. Also I feel like with strangers if they don’t like it it’s no big deal (to a certain extent), but with loved ones their opions are held with more regard.

  • I feel like I could have written these confessions because they ring very true for myself. My own blog is a mixture of mostly pregnancy and parenthood updates, because that’s just what happens in my life. More recently I’ve been trying to put the focus on myself and my geeky side. Mostly, I’ve been trying to figure myself out.

    I learned HTML and CSS when I was around 13 years old, and a few years later learned how to run photoshop and the like programs. While I feel I do well these days in those ares, I’d like to brush up on my skills as I know there are more efficient (and updated) ways to do things. I don’t want to be the dusty old woman who’s flipping through the library card stack to find the call card instead of running the computer search for what I’m trying to find.

    As far as networking goes, I’m a pretty shy person despite how I might present myself online. I’ve really been pushing myself out of my comfort zone recently to chat with others on Twitter and get to know them. Which is how I found your blog, because I made myself ask for links even though I felt a bit silly. BAM! You promoted yourself to me, and in turn I promoted myself to you. Hopefully it gets easier for you :).

    • Desiree

      Lol yes I don’t want to be the lady working with the dewy decimal system still either!!
      ASk and you shall receive. Even when people ask I stil hesitate a bit about giving my ifo out but then I’m like hey they asked just go for it. I think with time it gets easier.

  • Desiree

    I thought I replied to most comments but now I see, that’s not happening for some reason. Sorry about that, I have to figure out what’s going on.

  • These are good confessions. I often feel like I don’t fit in, too, because I don’t have a niche. But I really don’t want one!

    • Desiree

      Exactly!! It’s like I kinda feel weird at times cause I don’t “fit in” but I’m fine with it. I would go bonkers trying to focus on one thing only.

  • I am new to blogging and relate so much! Looking for cyber friends is new to me. I also am not sure what my specific niches is about. I want to write about everything! I thought I was the only one who felt all this. Glad to have read this post and found this blog:-)

    • Desiree

      Welcome to the world of blogging. I found once I stopped focusing on one thing it just became easier. Glad you this blog too. Are you on BlogLovin?

      • Thank you! I will take your advice. 🙂 I just made one the other day but haven’t gotten around to using it. Not sure how to use it yet. I’ll have to play around with it. Here is mine. http://www.bloglovin.com/edithrodriguez

        • Desiree

          It’s great to keep up with blogs because they’re all in one place. I’ve added you and look forward to reading your blog =)

          • Awesome, thanks! I’m going to learn how to use it since it hasn’t let me put my blog posts. I’ll add you back.! 🙂