Confessions of an Amateur Blogger: Overcoming Self-Doubt as a Blogger

Today, I’m going to get real with you.

Confessions of an Amateur Blogger: Overcoming Self-Doubt as a Blogger

As much as I adore writing and sharing my thoughts with the world, there’s something I haven’t been entirely honest about – self-doubt. That sneaky little voice in your head that loves to whisper, “Who do you think you are? Nobody cares about what you have to say.” Yeah, that one. 

I’ve had my fair share of moments where I’ve questioned whether I’m good enough, whether anyone actually cares about what I have to say, and whether I should just give up and binge-watch Netflix instead. 

But hey, I’m still here, typing away, so I must be doing something right, right?

Imposter syndrome is a real thing, my friends, and it can hit even the most seasoned bloggers. But here’s the thing I’ve learned:

Doubt is just a speed bump on the road to success.

It might slow you down for a bit, but it doesn’t have to stop you.

So, how do you push through those moments of self-doubt? For me, it’s all about reminding myself why I started in the first place.

I didn’t start my blog for fame or fortune (although a bit of both would be nice, let’s be real). I started it because I have a passion for writing, for sharing stories, and for connecting with others who share similar interests.

Keeping that initial spark alive helps drown out the doubt! And hey, if even one person reads my blog and finds value in it, then it’s all worth it.

Another thing I do is surround myself with positivity. I’ve got my own little cheerleading squad made up of supportive friends, my family and my loving partner, fellow bloggers, and even my cat (although he’s more of a silent supporter).

Having people who believe in you and your vision can make all the difference. Plus, it’s nice to have someone to vent to when you’re feeling particularly doubtful.

Let’s not forget about celebrating the small wins. Whether it’s hitting that milestone I’ve been working towards or receiving a heartfelt comment from a reader, I make sure to acknowledge and celebrate every little win along the way.

It’s these small victories that keep me motivated and remind me why I started blogging in the first place. Sometimes, a tiny bit of self-indulgence is just what you need to boost your confidence and remind yourself that you’re capable of great things!

I’ve also been learning to embrace imperfections lately. I realized that my writing doesn’t have to be perfect. In fact, some of the best stuff I’ve seen is raw, authentic, and imperfect. So, I stopped striving for perfection and started focusing on authenticity instead. And let me tell you, it feels liberating!

And finally, I silenced that inner critic by practicing self-love and self-compassion. Instead of beating myself up over a less-than-perfect blog post, I treat myself with kindness and remind myself that I’m doing the best I can. After all, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is a successful blog.

There you have it – my confessions of an amateur blogger. I still have moments of self-doubt, probably more often than I’d like to admit. But I’ve just learned to shine a light on it and keep on blogging. Because at the end of the day, blogging isn’t just about the numbers or the likes; it’s about having the courage to put yourself out there and share your voice with the world.

So, to all my fellow bloggers battling their own self-doubt demons, I see you. I feel you. And most importantly, I believe in you. Keep pushing forward, keep writing, and remember that you’re not alone in this journey called blogging.

How do you deal with self-doubt as a blogger?


  1. Awww Lenne thank you for writing this x I also have that voice in my head where I feel like me blogging my heart out makes me feel irrelevant because my views aren't soaring everyday like other content creators. But I enjoy it regardless if there are one million viewers or one viewer. And Lenne, I love your blog and aesthetic. Please don't ever stop blogging xx

    Mari |

    1. Your words mean a lot, seriously. It's so comforting to know I'm not alone in feeling that way sometimes. Thank you for the sweet words about my blog too, Mari! You're just the best! Let's keep doing what we love, no matter what <3

  2. A great post.. thanks for sharing your doubts and how you overcame them.