Hello everyone! 🙂
So, this will not be a beauty or fashion type of post. It’s more of a ‘serious’ post. Although, don’t worry, it’s nothing bad. Well, not that much. It’s about blogging anxiety.
Now, I was just scrolling down my Timeline when I saw a post by the lovely Jullla titled ‘Blogging Anxiety’ (which you can check out here). Curious, I clicked on the post and as I was reading I was thinking: ‘Oh my, she is literally describing my life!’ So, I started typing my comment and it was so long that I decided that I’d write a post instead.
So, basically, Jullla was talking how she was feeling extremely anxious because the people in her school might find out about her blog and how, since it’s quite personal, she wants to protect it. So, go check her post out, you will not regret it. It’s great.
Jullla, I completely agree. I feel so anxious about every post I do, worrying someone from my school will find it and ‘expose’ it. That’s why I don’t post selfies or any pics with friends… I even deleted a post where I talked about some of my friends or the things they were going through (nothing too personal, it was about guys) because I thought that the case was very special and that, if someone from my school came across it, they would definitely know who I am, who I was talking about and… Yeah, you get my point.
The reason behind my anxiety is simple: when I was, like, 11, I posted a video of my best friend and I wishing a celebrity we loved a happy birthday. (I know… it makes me cringe too) I deleted the video a few years later, but my friend didn’t. I don’t think you’d believe me if I tokd you that a few months ago a girl from my school found that video and, guess what? She sent it to another girl who sent it to another one and so on. They confronted me a week after finding it, but I honestly don’t know how they managed to! The video was titled something like ‘Happy Birthday (celebrity name)’… there wasn’t anything but my name (just first name) and face in it and I really couldn’t figure how they’ve done it. From then, I was super careful what I did: I don’t comment on YouTube videos, nor do I like them (that might show up somewhere, who knows? – that’s my thought process) I have had my Twitter private for some time, I have made separate e-mail, Twitter and all the social media stuff for my blog, despite having a Twitter account with more than 4,000 followers. I also happen to have one of my great friends, and yes even though she’s a ‘great friend’ and I love her to death, I know how she feels about blogging and YouTube and stuff like that…
The same thing once happened to me: a post of mine was accidentally posted on my Twitter and I saw it the next day. Thankfully, nobody from my country saw it. (thank you, WordPress, for having the amazing part of stats for ‘which country visited my blog?’)
So, I’ve been rambling on for too long, I’m sorry.
I still hope you enjoyed this post, maybe you managed to relate?
Thank you so much, Julla, for writing this post. It really does help knowing you’re not alone. 🙂
Go check out Jullla’s post, click here and leave a comment, tell me if you have (or had) a similar problem. 🙂
Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you soon. 🙂
(I almost published this on my other Twitter too 😀 oh, irony)