Hitting a Stumbling Block in Blogging

Top: Primark, Jeans: New Look, Jacket: New Look, Boots: Zara 

This post is something a little different to what I usually do and I am sorry if you thought I was going to be discussing an item of clothing I am wearing in these images – on a side note how cute is this checked peplum top?

I am by no means moaning or a rant, I absolutely love what I do right now and I would not change it for the world but I have been silently facing a few stumbling blocks on a personal basis for a few years now.

Don’t worry it isn’t a burns book or a dear diary section where I pour my whole life story out (I am actually a very boring person) but I wanted to discuss a few issues that are getting in the way of blogging and potentially allowing to grow my blog.

Let’s face it I am an extremely shy and well socially awkward person, I have got better as the years have gone on – seen as both my blog and job is in the public eye and well I gotta talk to people. For me, this isn’t an issue regarding strangers or how I come across to businesses/ brands and the blogging community it is more based on expressing the true me around people I have come across in my life in the past.

This isn’t a dig at anyone at all, I love everyone I know they are so supportive and the best people you can be around but I am just so nervous about sharing this part of my life with people. I don’t know why but to live your life posing in front of a camera or talking to a camera on your own seems a little weird, do they think I’m vain or just trying to be a person I’m not?

To be fair, it isn’t exactly the people I am close with it more like people I have come across in my life throughout the years and I work in the sport industry so I also worry what if these people find out and just sit there and laugh?

My biggest fear right now is Instagram stories – yeah you hear that right! All I want to do is talk on camera about products that I have just discovered or push my latest post or video without worrying what people will think. Will they sit there and laugh or gossip about me or think I look or sound stupid?

Deep down I know I sound pathetic, I should stop worrying about what people think and just be me. Why should I stop what I love just because I am a socially nervous and awkward individual?
Anyway, I have been blabbing for some time now and I didn’t want to go off on a rant, if you have made it this way then I applaud you. I just wanted to know if anyone else is in the same boat or not?

Thank you for your continued support!!

Alice xxx