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?