Stay with me here now please readers, because I realise this might sound a little strange. But some days I feel like I am not a blogger, and like I am about to be found out.
I know what you’ll say. “But, Llinos, this is your blog, you are clearly a blogger!” “You have written 500 posts!” And sure, you are right.
This isn’t about wanting to be called an ‘influencer’ or a ‘writer’ like I’ve seen a little of on Twitter. I just mean, sometimes I can’t believe it.
I can’t believe that I taught myself how to use Blogger first of all, then I came over to WordPress (and never looked back btw), that I set up all of these social media accounts and that I get to chat to you lovelies and write about my passions….
I enjoy advertising on other blogs and when I ask for an ad, sometimes I expect the blogger to say “no, you aren’t a blogger.” Sounds crazy, hey? Guess what? I’ve never been turned down. I’ve never been told that I’m not good enough.
I just can’t believe that I am in the same category as some of the bloggers whose blogs I enjoy so much. That what they bring to my life, I might bring to someone else’s.
There are definitely bloggers who have been blogging for less time than I have but who have larger audiences, more comments, more followers…. but hey, I do what I can and what I want. I live my life and then I blog about it, not the other way around.
I feel like I am not the ‘perfect’ blogger with the amazing photos, a posting schedule she always keeps to, the best beauty recommendations or gorge outfit posts. But if you want a bit of book love, a bit of emotion, if you feel like I do that the world is shaped a certain way and you can’t fit yourself into that mould; you are welcome here.
So yes this may just be a big long ramble about my fear that someone’s going to say “away from the blogosphere with you!” Part of it is also a lot of gratitude that I get to do this and pleasure that I have created this, mainly just little me by myself.
Are you as a blogger ever so hard on yourself like this?