Hi, I'm a Perfectionist

Friday, April 29, 2016

I'd be lying if I said I was too busy to write on here, there really is no excuse. I have to admit I've been feeling lost as to what direction I want to take my blog in. I wake up, go on Instagram and Bloglovin' and see perfect, magazine worthy images and beautifully written posts. I feel overwhelmed and I start to compare myself to others and then I just give up.

I started a blog for myself but somewhere along the way I got tangled into the web of perfection and obsessing over follower count, page views and comments. Let's be honest, I don't have a high amount of followers and I rarely get comments on my blog posts but is that all that matters? This blog is supposed to be a somewhat of an online diary to me and I started it to make myself more positive but after over a year of blogging it made me feel the complete opposite. Some of the posts I've written in the past 6 months I've been proud of, but others? I feel like I only wrote them to not abandon this blog completely, rather than because it made me happy.

I'm a perfectionist and I feel guilty if I post half-hearted posts or if I don't post anything at all. Even if the post is good, I beat myself up over my images not being bright enough or thinking they could've looked better taken from a different angle. Also, I'm not the best writer in the world but I try to compare myself to other writers, some who even have degrees in Journalism. I'm being hard on myself but I know I'm not the only one. I don't understand why we feel the need to be perfect and pretend our lives are like those celebrities when really they're not, celebrities aren't perfect. I feel like we are over exposed and we need to take a step back. 

The first step I'm going to take to try and undo my perfectionist ways is to only read a limited number of blogs that I like. Maybe that way I won't feel the need to be so hard on myself? 

What do you think of perfectionism in the blogging world?

Lots of Love,

P.S. Now that I've been honest with you guys and feel relieved I'm going to go and have a piece of carrot cake, you should too ;)

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