I was reading Amber's post a few weeks ago and couldn't help but realize the pressure we bloggers live under simply because we choose to share our lives and thoughts with the world. And while this pressure brings us to edited, proofread, pin-worthy posts, it's not necessarily a pressure we want all the time.
The pressure I'm referring to is the pressure to post photos and write posts that are perfectly written and photographed, or I like to say, blogworthy.
I know this has been blogged about and then blogged about some more, but I feel like it still has to be talked about because it's still an issue in the blogworld--or it is for me, at least.
You may not have realized this, but I don't post a ton of photos of myself on the blog. Part of it is because I tend to be stuck behind the camera and the other part is because I worry that what I'm wearing on a day-to-day basis (especially in the summertime heat when all I wear are athletic running shorts + boyfriend tees) isn't nearly as blogworthy or interesting as what the other fashion bloggers wear.
I also second-guess a lot of my posts because I worry that no one will read or comment on them. And I worry that my posts will have tons of typos or run-on sentences (which they do, so there's that). And then I over-think the fact that I post too many still-life photos, have too many blog series, and write too many words, too.
I don't know if I'm alone, but I put a lot of thought into my blog and whether or not what I'm sharing is worthy of being shared about.
But at some point during my blog-writing process, I stop myself in my tracks because this is MY blog. And it shouldn't matter what I post about (within reason, of course) because it's my blog and it's my space, my online diary. I cannot compare my blog with someone else's because my blog is it's own place and it's a reflection on who I am. I love wearing tees and I love taking photos of flowers and writing posts on singleness. And it's not a bad thing, it's just a part of me.
So here's to being honest, transparent, and real--blogworthy post or not.
And here's when I turn the tables and let you respond. Do you ever fall into the blogworthy blogger trap? How do you get out of it or avoid it? Do you believe in balancing your blog content between what's real and what's pin-worthy? How do you avoid the comparison trap?