Do you belong, or do you feel like a blogging imposter? [Originally published July 2015]
As we constantly learn to blog better, and become the strong presence we all aspire to be, we sometimes come across a quote that resonates and know our friends will appreciate it too.
For the times when you don’t feel you will ever forge a blog identity, this is for you.
Blogger Impostor Syndrome
You have a blog, it is starting to take the shape you want it it to. But, you think everyone else does it better and will discover you are a fraud tomorrow. We have all been there. Some bloggers still look at Google Analytics in bafflement, I have views, wow!
To shake off this feeling of unease we want to share this advice given to Andy Murray, Great Britain’s top mens’ tennis player. It was spoken by Andy’s coach back in 2006 in Cincinnati, USA just after Andy had beaten Roger Federer the world’s top player, for the first time. A momentous event for the up and coming player, so what did his coach say that would allow him to cope?
‘Act Like You Belong’
To us at Dash Kitten this means, knowing and believing we are part of a committed and talented community of bloggers and fellow writers.
To you it might mean act like you belong at work, being a proud part of your company; or at your local rescue committing heart and soul to brushing the floors, emptying litter trays or feeding kittens, or being part of a sewing, or writing community.
Act like you belong means this.
Don’t feel you are sat waiting for someone to point and say ‘they can’t blog’!
It means :-
- Get out there and know you are part of something, that you belong. Great content, great blog = you.
- As you strive at improving your job, your blog, or your writing, one step at a time – feel you are not alone.
- Social media is not just a tool to grow your blog, it’s a place to forge friendships.
- You need to acknowledge you are already a valuable part of a community, or a rescue.
- Luminaries like our friend and colleague Seville belong.
- Pals ERin the Cat Princess, and Savannah’s Paw Tracks – they belong just like you do.
Act Like You Belong means getting out there and knowing you belong where you are.
You work at improving your social media, your presentation and your writing and, as you work – you are already part of a community. Now, what does your community mean to you?
Do you belong reporter