Relatively new to the world of blogging, I experience self-doubt from time to time (who doesn’t, right?) Especially since the more blog sites I visit the more talented artists/writers/photographers I discover. It has been reported that there are over 2 billion blog sites worldwide. Yikes!
My desk area is a little less organized, could this hamper creative writing?
Still, I forge on since I experience a certain satisfaction that comes with an artistic endeavor such as this. I believe there is an artist in all of us, it manifests itself in a variety of ways, but when you are passionate about something, in my case making home as comfortable and attractive as I possibly can, the work towards that end is art (in my humble opinion).
Vicki Archer posted about writing HERE (I loved her description of her own blog as “the accidental writer” and I was so inspired I printed out her post and plan to refer to it when self-doubt creeps in—and believe me, it will creep in from time to time. One sentence that really hit home for me was:
“There can be joy in finding the right word or phrase to describe what you see or how you feel. There is challenge in filling the page and seeing thoughts take shape and come alive. And there is satisfaction, great satisfaction when someone understands and identifies with what you say.” ~Vicki Archer, French Essence.
When I first began to blog I figured it was mostly going to serve as a log of ideas and images for me and for maybe a couple of friends (if they were interested). I’m not a very good sales person so I really didn’t tell too many people about my blog since I felt they might think I was being boastful. But then I had a few comments and my reaction was so much more than I would have expected. I was so excited that someone had read my ramblings and even commented! As a result, I’ve worked all the harder to try to deliver posts that might be of interest to others.
If you are a fellow blogger, do you every have self-doubt? If not, what makes you want to visit one particular site over another…just curious?
Happy Friday, happy President’s Weekend!
Linda Coble said:
I’m not a blogger, as you know. If I were, I know for certain that I’d be plagued by self-doubt. That said, I love your blog and enjoy reading every new post! I know that with your self-imposed standard of excellence it will continue to grow.
The sister I never had…you are so supportive and I truly appreciate your kindness.
You and I just had this conversation. I am so impressed with the professional presentation you have developed for your blog. It continues to improve with each posting! You know I’m too easily intimidated to even try to create a blog myself. There are so many amazing ones out there (including yours!)
Thanks so much for your ongoing encouragement, I truly appreciate it.
Self doubt is an understatement to describe my feelings about my own blog. I can no longer even count the times I’ve said to myself “this will be my last post”. But then for some strange reason I find myself writing again. I can’t explain it. Enough about me. Your blog is wonderful and interesting and entertaining. I would never believe you to have any self doubts about your blog. I always enjoy reading your posts.
You are very kind, I truly appreciate your comments. I’ve visited your site and have thoroughly enjoyed it…we must all have a little self-doubt from time to time, but it’s this (your comment) that keeps us writing, sharing and meeting new blog-land friends.
French Kissed said:
Definitely…Keep Blogging…don’t worry about what anyone thinks…to thine own self be true. You know how when you’re in the shower belting out you favorite song, you really do sound amazing. Same principle here. Pretend you are a “rockstar” and then you are… and then lucky readers like me get to enjoy the benefits.
Thanks, Jermaine! I do love it! It’s such a fun and creative outlet. I appreciate your encouraging words. 🙂
martha bunch said:
I am not a blogger, but I have enjoyed every single post you have written. Thanks for sharing!