Can we talk a little about blogging and belonging?
When I was in high school, I never really felt like I belonged to any one group. I liked to do a lot of things:
- I played sports, but wasn’t a star athlete,
- I sang and performed but wasn’t a lead role kinda person
- I did a lot of clubs but wasn’t “popular”
I always felt like I was on the cusp of a lot of different groups. College was a little better but there was always been this feeling…
As much as I love blogging, I do feel like it does amplify that feeling of questioning. You can easily start to wonder or question who you are but let’s not confuse self identification for branding.
When it comes to blogging, it’s easy to feel like you have to BE a certain person or commit to a certain persona in order to build a “brand”. It’s easy to feel like in order to be successful, you have to write like this..or be perceived like that but I don’t agree with that.
Your “brand” is what you make it. Your brand is YOU!!!
I talk about running, general fitness and my dreams of adding mediocre half ironman to my list of accolades. Then I’ll turn around and tell you about my fears, or my challenges with “balance” or just a general venting session. THEN…just when you think I couldn’t get any more random, I’ll share a DIY project that I attempted.
Right or wrong…that’s how it is.
And I love that about so many of your blogs.
I have a lot of LOVES and I’m not going to commit to any one of them. That’s just not who I am and the older I get the less and less I care about “belonging or fitting into a specific mold”.
What I will commit to and I hope you will too is that I will always be ME. As random as that might be, at the end of the day we will be able to rest easy knowing we were true to ourselves.
What do you think? Do you ever feel pressure to “be” a certain person?