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Blogger Feels

I really love the concept of blogging.  I love reading blogs and (figuratively) getting to know other bloggers through the stories they tell and pieces of their lives they choose to share.

However, I struggle with my own.  I wonder what story I have to tell and if anyone out there is even interested in reading it.  I have some really brilliant friends who also blog, who have interesting stories to tell from their unique perspectives, which leaves me wondering why I write and share, because I don’t feel like there’s much unique about me or my voice as a writer.

When I started this, my aim was to hit the geeky pinup niche, but it never really stuck, because I’m not retro all the time and am starting to feel really worn out by the overload of geeky media available.  Teen-Me would have been so grateful to live in this time, but Current-Me can’t keep up with the pop-culture barrage while staying on top of real life things like staying healthy, sleeping sometimes, doing chores, and making stuff.

I was challenged recently to be a coach and cheerleader to myself instead of being a bully, but it feels really hard to do that in the blog-sphere, because, as I said, I don’t really feel like I have anything unique to share in an Internet full of people with similar interests, hobbies, and experiences.

While I know there’s only one me and that I’m the only one who can tell my story, telling it for me/my own sake just feels… lackluster.

Bloggers, what are your thoughts?  Do you ever struggle with feeling unique and telling your own authentic story?

2 thoughts on “Blogger Feels

  1. Hey Lady, I know exactly how you feel. It one of the reasons I have trouble journaling. Why am I tell my story to me? It’s not like anyone else will ever read this.

    But I’d just like to point out that I get a kick out of your take on things. Even when we disagree (rare I know) but you still have a neat and interesting take on things.
    So, there!


  2. This is so my struggle. I was going to post once a week every week. Half the time I stop myself from posting because it’s shouting in the void a lot of the time.

    What keeps me going is this, I could do all this in a handwritten journal or I could share. You never know what experience you have or struggle you’re going through that might resonate with someone else. Even if it’s just a small section of the blogosphere. That’s YOUR section.

    Plus you always have fun meta fandom things that ISTG no one else but you and I think half the time. Share that!


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