Every new blogger feels it. Or thinks it. At least once, but probably more like dozens of times.
Am I good enough? Is it worth it? Everyone else seems to have it all figured out. They know ALL the things!
Well, having blogged for almost a decade now (four of those here), I can tell you…we all think that. And even though I may not be as seasoned as a lot of the bloggers I rub elbows with, and that I look up to, I would bet $100 that those thoughts still run through their minds more often than they should.
Ultimately, as long as you’re blogging (or writing, or doing whatever it is you love) because you want to and because you’re passionate about it, and you’re willing to continuously learn (and make mistakes), that’s all that matters.
I realize this is easier said than done. It’s hard to remove self-doubt as a new blogger. The grass is always greener, right?
Self-doubt is a slippery slope. It keeps you content, and from moving forward. Or it keeps your moving backward.
When I filled out my Promise Form for The Green Couch Project, it read: I won’t allow CONTENTMENT to stop me from TRYING NEW THINGS. I have this simple sign hanging at my desk at work. I look at it daily. It pertains to my day job, and also to my freelance work. Contentment feels good…for a limited amount of time. Being gutsy, taking a leap even if you don’t make it, that’s how you move forward.
I shared the first preview for The Green Couch Project last month, and the next video was just released this week. In it, I “spill my gutsy” about self-doubt in the early days of (a)Musing Foodie.
I also talk about…. Well, you’ll have to watch to find out. Ha!