Can I be completely honest with you?
Blogging is stressful. I’ve spent so much time living in my head, asking myself the same things over and over and over again.
Why aren’t my views higher?
Why aren’t people commenting?
Do readers think I’m boring?
What am I doing wrong?
Are my posts too short?
Self-doubt really screwed with my confidence as a blogger. I knew someone out there would understand what I was blogging about. Yet, a teeny, tiny part of me just couldn’t resist the urge to compare myself to other bloggers.
Fast forward to the #createlounge Twitter chat 9.9.15 on self-doubt. This chat topic was right on time for me. Kayla, the awesome moderator, asked a question that inspired this blog post:
Q1: Let's go! What does self-doubt look like to you? #createlounge
— Kayla // Copywriter (@kayla_hollatz) September 10, 2015
Answering this question wasn’t an issue, considering self-doubt and I have battled each other for years.
A1) Self-doubt to me is a rabbit hole to self-sabotage. I try really hard not to go down that rabbit hole. #createlounge
— Oh Joy! (@MsWalton) September 10, 2015
Devoting time and energy running a race that’s all in your head isn’t getting you any closer to your goals. You’re doing yourself such a HUGE disservice.
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