Starting a Blog is Really Fucking Intimidating

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Theoretically it shouldn’t be hard to start a blog. It’s just me, throwing words on a screen, to someone who might read them one day. But as I’m looking through Pinterest about starting a blog, there’s a huge, overwhelming wealth of resources about “exposure” and “niche” and “monetizing” and “grammar”. It’s all very overwhelming.

I want this blog to be:

  • A way for me to process my weight loss journey
  • An opportunity for me to connect with others
  • An imperfect, single, youngish person’s adventures in getting her shit together
  • A humor blog
  • Book reviews
  • DIY for people who are just absolute garbage when it comes to DIY

It just feels like a lot. What’s my niche? How does one establish a niche? I don’t fucking know. All I know is that Pinterest is overwhelming my tiny brain, and the beginning of the process feels, like, way intimidating. I keep wanting to give up, but it could be so great. 

God damn it, internet, why do you insist on confusing me.

OH, AND HERE’S ANOTHER THING: How do I start a blog when I’m a huge giant disaster of a person? Like, I look at all these stark white blogs (both in the color schemes and the people, lesbehonest) and I do not look like them. I’m a messy, irreverent, often irresponsible garbage can. My credit score isn’t great. My room is more “clothing pile” than “carpet”. I burn a lot of the food that I cook, and eat it anyway. 

I feel sorely under-represented in the blogging community. Where are the young(ish) single bitches, just trying to desperately get their shit together while also trying to keep up with their laundry and friends and dogs and whose Netflix queues are, just like, way too much pressure right now?

I’ve heard many people say “write what you want to read” and I guess that’s what I have to focus on. Creating posts that would interest people like me out there, who aren’t perfect, aren’t pretending to be, but want to make steps to be better. Or at least clean up their rooms once in a while.

6 thoughts on “Starting a Blog is Really Fucking Intimidating

  1. Three months into running my blog and I’m still very much feeling a lot of this so thank you for putting it into words. I definitely have to say with this post you totally hit the humour blog nail on the head because I was giggling throughout, while also very much connecting to the material so A+++ there. Also this line really inspired me: “Creating posts that would interest people like me out there, who aren’t perfect, aren’t pretending to be, but want to make steps to be better.”. This is definitely the kind of thing I’m aiming to make my own blog. I’ve looked through a lot of lifestyle blogs and just wondered about how everyone’s pictures are so perfect and how they have all these lovely product hauls to show off and I’m just here worrying about spending more than $5 on hair dye. But I do think the longer you stick with it the more you’ll find people you can relate to (hoping I’m one of them). Anyway, that was a long ramble to basically say great post and keep with it! x

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    • Yes!! Thank you! I love authenticity. Like, you know what, life is messy and weird and awkward and so am I. Especially these mommy blogs where their house is pristine, I’m like, how though? I have zero kids and I still manage to have craft supplies and messes everywhere. Thanks so much for reading 🙂

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      • There are two of us in a 500 square foot apartment and it still looks like a tornado ran through here every day even if I’m fairly organized so I hear you. Embrace life’s messes! x

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  2. I’m a disaster of a person in so many ways and the blog world is an awesome place full of people just like me! I’ve been at it almost 6 months and although I still find it scary I’m really enjoying the process! Best of luck!

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