I was scrolling through my blog feed this morning, unsure of what to post for today, when I came across this post – Let’s Talk Bookish. Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion. This week’s topic is all about having a blogger identity crisis!
I’ve never done one of these before, but it was an interesting topic I couldn’t pass up on!
Have you ever had a blogger identity crisis?
I have for sure had a blog identity crisis, but the question is, how many? I guess it depends on what someone would define as a blogger identity crisis. If it’s a broad thing that can apply to even small changes across a platform, then yeah, I’ve had several! But if it’s more specific or only big action things, then I can think of one or two times it’s happened.
Has an identity crisis ever led you to significantly change the direction for your blog?
Surprisingly, I used to have a blogging/Instagram partner. We started our Instagram together in college and I wanted to get into blogging, so we made a site, wrote some posts, and it quickly died lol A year or two later, I wanted to get back into blogging, so I made a new site under our shared name, offered her the chance to blog with me, and she was too busy. So for a year I blogged under our shared name before taking it over as my own. I redid the entire site, made it to how I wanted, and that’s how it’s been ever since! That was a big change for sure.
Do you think having an identity crisis every once in a while can help you become a better blogger, or is it just a sign of insecurity?
It depends on what’s going on. If it’s because of good changes, like you’ve outgrown an old theme or certain genres you were focused on, then yeah I think it’s for the better! But if it’s related to bad changes, then I don’t think it’s insecurity, but just a sign that things need to move to a new direction. When we’re unhappy with something we’re putting out, it’s usually for a reason, and I say to take that as a sign that there are better things coming and to embrace those changes. Are they terrifying? Sometimes! Are they usually worth it? Absolutely.
Let me know if you like these kinds of posts! I had so much fun doing this and it was a topic that really made me think!