Anxiety And Blogging

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I have talked a lot about my mental health and anxiety but never how my anxiety has impacted upon my blog and my journey, which is a bit strange for me, because usually I talk about everything to do with mental health. So people might think that anxiety doesn’t come into play with this, but honestly it is a massive thing for me in the blogging world, especially where I feel like I need the approval of the people who happen to be around me.

When I first started honestly I was absolutely terrified, I have never been more scared in my entire life. There were so many bloggers on there who were so well established, who knew exactly what they were doing and then there was me, the person who was so timid that she had no idea what to do, whether I was doing it right or wrong, or if people were actually going to like what I was trying to do.

It is one of the biggest learning curves ever, especially when you’re trying to think, what is my niche & where do I fit in in the blogging world, because let’s be honest, it’s a massive world and a lot of posts get posted everyday so in the beginning I found it really difficult to stand out in the crowd. This caused me so much anxiety.

Then it is the actual talking to people, I mean actually going to speak to people and try to network with others was terrifying. I would get that little Twitter box up to tweet them and my anxiety would just flaw me, I’d be like, what if they ignore me, what if they think I’m weird, what if they think I’m strange.

I think with my depression to, I tend to look on the negatives and what is the worst that could happen, when in reality when I look on the positives, positive and wonderful things can actually happen!

Want to know the best bit though? When you reach out to people, it is one of the best feelings in the world! Start off small, like in blog chats, just take it easy, talk to others, if they respond to a question, speak to them, it can be daunting, and you will have all those voices in your head telling you that you can’t and that they will ignore you or that you’re not good enough, but let’s be honest, you’re bloody fantastic, you have so much to offer an amazing friendship and not only that you should never be defined by your anxiety.

I know having anxiety is tough, I battle with it every day, but that you’re too wonderful to even compare!

Let this be a reminder that if you ever want to talk to someone, go for it, give it a shot, we are all in the same boat and to be honest we should be supporting each other. I am always available to speak to, because well I love talking and I love meeting new people.

Push through, start of small, I believe in you and know you can do this!

Love Amie 2016

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17 Comments

  1. 12/05/2016 / 5:15 pm

    Excellent post! I do feel like this so often when writing or doing anything in social media. It is nice to know that I am not alone! But blogging has made me push myself out of my comfort zone and be more open and less anxious. I just wish it will, at some point, progress into real live situations and not only in the digital society 🙂

    Lii

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      14/05/2016 / 6:11 pm

      I totally agree, I think also by meeting people who bring you rather than bring you down, I think that really helps!💜

  2. kimmie
    14/05/2016 / 7:27 pm

    My doctor asked me last week, “What are you afraid of?”

    Ummmmmm…..everything?

    “What’s going to happen if “A” happens?”

    Ummmmm….nothing. But tell my brain that!!!

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      16/05/2016 / 1:49 pm

      I totally agree, I struggle with that too, but baby steps forward, that is what I try to do everyday!💜

  3. 15/05/2016 / 4:52 pm

    I love reading your posts. They always make me feel smiley and uplifted. I totally relate to this anxiety with blogging thing. Anxiety seeps into every area of your life. It has held me back in reaching out to other bloggers and chatting more that’s for sure! x http://www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      16/05/2016 / 2:05 pm

      Thank you so much my darling, it honestly means a lot! Anxiety is incredibly difficult to deal with and I totally agree it does manage to find its way into every part of your life! I am the same, however I have tried so hard to push myself and it has improved my self confidence and everything💜

  4. 20/05/2016 / 3:21 pm

    What a lovely post with a positive message, even while struggling with anxiety yourself you always give me that extra push especially on days I’m doubting myself, whether I can do this or not, whether someone will chat to me or if I’ll even be accepted in the blogging world. I think I’m as scared to hit the send button either on social media or my blog as I have been in certain situations in real life.

    Sharon xx
    https://rosieloveslife.blogspot.com

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      03/07/2016 / 3:07 pm

      Thank you angel!💜

  5. 05/07/2016 / 5:34 pm

    THANK-YOU. I’ll admit that my own anxiety has often made me too scared to comment on people’s blogs, for fear of saying the wrong thing! So even writing this is a bit of a challenge, but i’m glad i have as your posts are honestly helping me and i can guarantee many others! Thank-you xxx

    Bumble & Be

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      06/07/2016 / 4:29 pm

      Darling don’t be scared, you’re a fantastic person who has so much to offer the blogging community, take it one day at a time, on your good days maybe try to write one blog comment and just build your confidence!💜

  6. 11/08/2016 / 6:00 am

    I am new blogging and when I first shared a link to my website with my friends on facebook I was so nervous, especially when the post is about anxiety. I am still learning how to reach out to other people and sometimes doubt myself. It’s good to know I’m not alone in my feelings and reading your post inspires me. Thank you 🙂

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      12/08/2016 / 2:10 pm

      Thank you so much Larisa, it honestly means a lot for you to say that. Blogging can be a tough journey sometimes, but if there is anything that I can do to support you on your journey, please do message me and let me know, I’d be happy to help you out in any way possible! <3

  7. 05/09/2016 / 11:36 pm

    Excellent Post – I feel all this anxiety as I am new to blogging. It’s nice to know that I am not alone. I’m trying to branch out by doing the blog chats, great advice 🙂

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      06/09/2016 / 2:59 pm

      If you ever need any support Keyra, I’m here for you no matter what my darling! <3

  8. 12/12/2016 / 3:07 am

    Hey Amie
    Yet again, you make me proud of you with excellent, well written post, which deals with a difficult topic in a sensitive and encouraging manner.

    Lots Of Love
    Gayle XXX

  9. 17/12/2016 / 9:34 pm

    As someone who just started her blog two days ago, I loved this. I’m cool with strangers reading my blog, but the thought of people I know in real life reading it makes me terrified. But I can’t let that stop me! I’m sure blogging will quit giving me so much anxiety once I get used to it 🙂

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