WHY I WILL NEVER CALL MYSELF A BLOGGER




My name's Robyn and I have a blog but I'm not a blogger. Confused? Yeah, me too.


I started this blog back in May as a way for me to have a space where I could be unapologetically me. I'm the kind of person that worries constantly about how I'm perceived and what other people might think. I'm not nearly as confident as what I pretend to be and I am plagued by so much self-doubt and confidence issues I can't even begin to explain it! So how does that relate to this blog post you might ask? Well in truth is has everything to do with this blog post. One of the main reasons I will never call myself a blogger is because I honestly don't feel worthy of the title.

When I think of a blogger I think of some of the wonderful people I have met and follow online. They have amazing content, their photography is on point and they have a really strong online presence. In comparison, I just don't feel good enough to call myself a blogger, yet. I still have so much work left to do on my blog and on myself before I would ever feel comfortable calling myself a blogger. To me being a blogger takes time and dedication and whilst I'm always working on my blog, I'm not quite there yet.

In my twitter bio, it does say the word 'blogger' but honestly I feel like I'm just pretending. I'm constantly pretending I know what I'm on about or what the best lighting technique is. But in all honestly, I don't have a clue what I'm doing! The thing about this blog is that it is a huge learning experience for me. I'm constantly learning and improving what I do but I don't consider myself good enough to be a blogger.

Another reason I'm hesitate to call myself a blogger is because for me this is my hobby and passion. When I started this blog it was because I spent too much time on work and left no time for myself. This blog has become my escape from all the responsibilities I have and is my little safe space. Blogging will never be a profession for me because I couldn't give up the career I want to have. Teaching is my everything and I couldn't give it up! Blogging is something fun I do and I truly do love it but I'm worried that if I attach the "blogger" title then I'll begin to see it as a job or a chore. I never want to feel like I have to post something or I'm only doing this because of how many page views I get or how many followers I have. It's not why I started this blog.

So I do have a blog but I wouldn't call myself a blogger. It's a weird concept I know and some of you may see me as a blogger and that's great! But personally I don't feel worthy enough to be called a blogger just yet!


Let me know your opinions on the title "blogger" and what it means below. I'd love to hear your thoughts and hopefully find out I'm not alone in this having a blog but not being a blogger concept!

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16 comments :

  1. i'll be honest; i think your blog is brilliant. In terms of your writing, layout and photography I think you're already there (seriously; my photography is ABYSMAL you have nothing to worry about) however I completely relate to what you're saying here. I always feel weird about calling myself a blogger because I don't have a camera; I don't have professional quality photos of my outfits etc; I feel like my posts are too different to other peoples and i don't post as often.
    This was a great post, I really enjoyed reading it.

    Mia // https://okaaythen.com

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  2. I completely agree with you about being called a "blogger"

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  3. This was such an interesting post! Blogger seems like such a title people often throw around to sum up us 'internet beings' haha but I loved your take on it. Your lighting is always on point though by the way! <3 x

    Morgan | www.justmorgs.com

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  4. I totally get this, I'm never sure where that line is where you can all yourself a 'blogger', what boxes there are to tick and have I ticked them. Like, I have a blog, but I'm not a blogger. But I seriously love all of your posts and your writing and just the whole essence you give off!! Great post lovely xx

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  5. I really understand this post so much, it's sort of the reason I haven't told people that I blog because of the attachment and what a blogger is perceived as etc x

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  6. This is exactly how I feel, I'm just a person with a blog and I don't think I'll ever call myself a blogger either!
    I love your blog though, your photos and writing are both fab!
    Great post!
    Charlotte xx
    http://theporcelaindollblog.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

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  7. I know what you mean! I always felt like a bit of a fraud but I guess it's just easier to put a term on it! I usually refer to myself as a 'writer' if I need to :) great post x

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  8. Your blog is wonderful. I started mine as a hobby and still don't feel I fit in sometimes.
    Sharon x
    rosieloveslife.co.uk

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  9. Loved this!! x
    http://www.izzieslife.co.uk/2016/11/the-autumn-tag-2016.html

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  10. I wouldn't introduce myself as a blogger, I usually say I write in my free time or something. I don't think I've lived up to the title yet myself if I'm honest. I feel you on the photography front - sometimes I feel like mine's absolutely awful too. Although one day I'd like to call myself a blogger but I wouldn't want to blog full time for a living.

    Lisa | http://www.fairlyrosy.com
    x

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  11. So much truth in this post, loved reading it ! I love your blog , your content is great to read ! Keep it up lovely ! And I totally agree with keeping it as a hobby, there's a reason why it's a hobby, because it's something you enjoy doing, and if you start seeing it as a career, that passion might quickly fade ! Great post lovely ! Laura x

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  12. This is on the same level as how I feel... I have blog related things in bios on social networking but I don't feel worthy of it haha! I love this x

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  13. I feel the same way, I was just never able to put it into words. "Blogging" is one of my hobbies that I just recently discovered and I'm scared to compromise that by making it more

    elegantlychiic.blogspot.com

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  14. You do you, girl!! If not referring to yourself as a blogger helps you to make your blog exactly what you want it and takes the pressure off you then go for it! It takes all sorts to make a blogging community though and you shouldn't feel excluded from this or feel bad about calling yourself a blogger just because you don't conform to the norm! If you want to call yourself a blogger then you're more than worthy of the title! 🙌🏼

    Abbey ✨ www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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  15. This is something different to read as I had always thought that once someone starts a blog then they are immediately called a blogger! It is nice to read other people's point of view :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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  16. Ah I SO agree. I started my blog pretty recently and am still trying to figure out what direction to go with it. I just wanted to be able to write about my life and have a space to get it all out.
    Your blog is amazing and totally beautiful so just keep doing you!

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