I’ve been feeling this way for a while. Who am I to be writing a blog when there are so many other bloggers out there writing amazing content? Even if I have a blog post that I really want to make, I feel like it’s already been done before and I would be stealing their ideas. It’s not just with blogging; I feel this way with photography. There are so many great photographers out there and so many things have been photographed. Who wants to view anything by me when they could look at anything by just doing a quick Google search? Yes, I probably do have some unique perspectives, but there are almost 7.5 billion people on this earth (found by doing a quick Google search); I can’t be that different and unique.
Some things I can’t write about on my blog because I’m afraid that it will negatively impact my ability to get a job later in life. Some things I can’t photograph because it would be seen as ‘vain’ or ‘self-centered’. Why do other’s opinions hold us back so much? When in reality, I don’t think I’ve ever looked at someone and thought ‘oh, that person’s so self-centered for doing that’ or ‘they are wrong for sharing that’.
The whole idea of imposter syndrome is backed by the fear of being exposed as a fraud by others. This is all rooted in what we think and/or fear other’s think about us. Evolutionarily, this had a positive impact. If someone was different, many times that would mean getting abandoned and eaten. However, we are now, for the most part, a much more advanced civilization.
I was doing a little research on the internet and found someone talking about my fears on their blog post!
This is a very scattered and odd post, but I want to start blogging about more things that I want to start blogging about, and not worrying about what people will think about them. I want to be real and honest on here. My hope is that one of the experiences I write about will make someone feel less alone. I also want to write about things I like, as well as things I’ve learned.
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