Blogging Secrets and Why I Feel Like an Imposter

 

Blogging has become a fun and creative outlet for me over the past year.  I have found though at times I feel like an imposter, a fake!  Why do I feel like an imposter you ask?  As I follow other lovely bloggers, I read about things that they do and I find that I do not do any of them!  For instance, I do not have a blogging calendar.  This is the number one thing that I read that almost every blogger has.  I tend to come up with my posts on the fly.  If I wear an outfit that I absolutely love, or it uses aspects that I want to highlight, it then becomes a blog post.

Another reason I feel like a fake is that my photos are not high quality.  Most of my pictures are taken with my iPhone7 by one of my boys who are 6 and 10 years old!  I keep telling them I am getting them ready for a high paying career of photography.   The background is usually my front yard or somewhere I happen to visit the day that I am wearing said favorite outfit.  I do not have planned photo shoots to capture my looks.

My other issue is how awkward I feel in my photos.  I never know how to stand or how to position my arms.  I have tried to study others that I admire, and I just feel plain silly!  While in public, I wait until there is a lull in the crowd and snap furiously until someone walks by.  The same holds true when I am at home.  As soon as I hear a car drive by I freeze.  When people bring up the blog I tend to get embarrassed.  I never know how to respond.  I always wonder are they asking me about it because they are truly interested or making fun.

All of this being said, I am ok with feeling like an imposter.  This is my real life.  I am a mom, wife, and teacher.  My life is busy! There are days I don’t put make-up on and don’t do my hair, especially during the summer!  If you see pictures with a hat and sunglasses more than likely I am hiding that fact!  I am a bargain shopper.  I try not to buy anything that is not on sale or that I am not in love with.  Everything that I wear is comfortable, and I wear in real life!  I hope that all of these things make my style more relatable and easier for others to find inspiration.

I started blogging because I love clothing and creating outfits that help me feel good about myself.  When I get dressed in the morning it is for me I choose what makes me feel great when I look in the mirror.  Like most people, I love getting compliments on my outfits.  The biggest compliment though is when I see someone recreate a look, and has that feeling of self-confidence that a great outfit can bring.

I have never regretted starting Musings of a Shopaholic Mama.  I have loved every moment of this journey.  I may not always have the time to devout to blogging, but it is nice to know that I can just be me.  So when I start to feel like an imposter I need to remember that I am real.  Life comes first.  With this all being said,  I hope you have found some real life inspiration for your wardrobe from some of my musings.

 

XOXO,

Mandy

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8 thoughts on “Blogging Secrets and Why I Feel Like an Imposter

  1. You are one of my faves because you are so real & relatable!! I’m not a fan of fake posts due to preplanned photo shoots. I love seeing everyday outfits on everyday women. And you pose just fine!! 👌🏼

  2. That s why I like bloggers like you! Real women! And not totally sponsored! I don t use a calender, My photos are always from our garden….but I love to blog! So, please just stay yourself! Lots of us like it better that way!😘😘😘

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