I Don’t Know What I’m Doing, But I’m Good At Faking It
After this sudden huge influx of readers (welcome by the way!), I feel somewhat conflicted. My post about how to blog better has brought in so much traffic, and a lot of them have decided to follow me for future insights. Well… to be honest, that post was kind of a fluke. I was actually pissed off about some interactions I had with another person on their blog, and decided to make rules that that person was violating (most specifically the point about hate language). This all sounds pretty funny now that I think about it. And the irony of having my first significant blog success by blogging about blogging is not lost on me either.
If you’ve read my list of 50 confessions, you might remember # 49, “I don’t know what I’m doing, but I’m good at faking it”. That’s exactly what happened with that post. The problem is that people take me seriously because I sound like I know what I’m talking about a lot of the time. Which in itself I find kind of humourous.
But now the fear sets in. What if all those people who are following me now expect more posts like that? I’m certainly not always filled with insight. And I write about a lot of things that most people probably don’t care about. I guess what I’m trying to say is I’m going to go back to doing what I have been doing all along. Writing about what’s on my mind, documenting my struggles, and maybe more good things will come. You never know. I feel like people are going to be watching what I’m doing now, and scrutinizing me when I go against my own rules. It’s a lot of pressure!
So I just wanted to clear the air a bit. I’m not always going to blog about blogging, and I’m not always going to have helpful tips that apply to everyone around the world in all walks of life.
That being said, thanks for being here now. It would be awesome if stuff I post in the future is helpful to you, or gets you thinking. That is enough of a victory for me.
I hope we can make this work.