I want to be honest with you guys. Sometimes I just don’t feel like my blog is enough. And I’m not talking about followers or stats — I am perfectly happy with the small, cozy community of blogger friends I’ve made. If I never break 1,000 followers I’ll still be content 🙂
Rather, where I feel insecure at times is in terms of how eclectic my blog topics are, and not being 100% devoted to any one of them.
I blog a fair bit about running, but this isn’t a running blog. I blog a fair bit about video games, but this isn’t a gaming blog. I blog a fair bit about fantasy novels, but this isn’t a genre fiction book blog.
I could go on, but you get the picture.
And that was precisely the point when I started this blog. I had always had people tell me how eclectic I was (“You’re so girly but also so nerdy!” “You’re a statistician but you’re good at writing!”), and I wanted a blog that reflected that potpourri of predilections.
And like I said in my semi-rant (Life)style over substance, I wish that there were a bigger movement of lifestyle blogs that actually reflect the lifestyle of the person writing them.
BUT. Here’s where I feel inadequate. I worry that I may not be taken seriously in any one of those categories. No one has ever said any of the following to me, but these are sentiments that I fear:
“Oh, she loves fantasy and plays video games, that’s cute. But she’s a lifestyle blogger, not a real nerd.”
“Sure, she runs marathons, that’s great. But she’s not a hardcore runner since this isn’t a true running blog.”
“I mean yeah, she likes fashion and shopping, but she’s not a true lifestyle blogger since she covers so many other things and doesn’t do professional photo shoots for her fashion posts.”
And yeah, I should probably just not care what anyone else thinks. But that’s kinda hard, if not impossible.
And maybe this all circles back to the narrow connotation society gives to the term ‘lifestyle blogger.’ Maybe this discontent stems primarily from pushing the boundaries of a definition. I don’t know.
Does any of this even make sense?
Thanks for listening, you guys. If I haven’t told you lately, you all are the best.