I Was Afraid to Share My Blog With Friends & Family

Hello my marvelous readers! Welcome to my blog, I hope you’re all having an amazing night. Today I’m going to be sharing with you a little personal story. So, let’s get started.

When I started my blog, I thought that I was only going to use it as a way to escape from my own reality. Like a platform where I could share how I felt without letting anyone know about it. My mom always told me that I needed to share my feelings or thoughts with someone. “Keeping everything for yourself can be really bad for your health”, those words were always on my mother’s mouth. So, I decided to start a blog, but still keep it as a secret.

One year later, in 2018. I started to blog again, but the content was more related to college and some tips and tricks that helped me during all the process. I actually did not share things related to my personal life, at all. Until 2019, when I decided I was going to start once again with this blogging passion I have. And since then I’ve been more consistent. I’m actually trying to make this blog a way to find my own path through life and help others on the process. One of my main goals is to spread some acts of kindness and words of self love for everyone out there. The perspective I had of myself has changed a lot thanks to this blog. During the last 2 years, my confidence and self-esteem has been growing amazingly. Every single day I try to become a better person and I keep trying to learn as much as I can.

I was so afraid to share this with my friends and family. But two weeks ago, my brother discovered that I had a blog and he said that I should share it, so I did. And so far I’ve heard pretty good comments about it. Even though, sometimes I still think that I posted a lot of personal things, and I start panicking that some classmate is going to find out things that I wish they didn’t knew. Cause I still feel a little bit exposed or awkward. But, then I realize that those are things that I should not be afraid to share. I’ve had a lot of awkward moments and cringe moments as well, but I’ve learned and that’s what matters. I’m getting there, being proud of my own work.

Being able to write about the things that have affected me on the past, has helped me a lot. Things that I was afraid to share, started to help others. A month ago a girl on Twitter send me a dm saying that my blog was really helpful, she was going through a heartbreaking situation and one of my posts helped her. In that moment I believed that I was doing a good job. I was having an impact in someone’s life.

Little comments like “nice blog”, “it really helped me”, “good work”, etc. have helped me to realize that I can help others just by posting my own experiences. Cause at the end, my blog is like a diary or a journal. I can write about simple things that happen in life or complicated things that happen in my life. But they’re still experiences good ones or bad ones, but they’ve had an impact. And without all of those experiences I would not be able to be the person that I am now. 

This is my way of emotional freedom and I’m grateful to have this blog and this community. Remember that if you like my blog, you can share it, subscribe or follow me on my social media. Thank you guys so much for reading and I hope to see you in my next post. 

 

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Hello Everybody! My name is Amanda and I'm a part time lifestyle blogger and full time college student. I love watching movies on Netflix, drinking coffee and spending time with my friends & family!

7 thoughts on “I Was Afraid to Share My Blog With Friends & Family

  1. I can completely relate to the fear of sharing your blog with the people closest to you, and for that reason I initially started my blog without any pictures of myself. Now my blog has grown and with it my confidence, plus it has also led me to meeting some great people and having experiences I perhaps wouldn’t have had otherwise. All my friends know about my blog so it’s about time I take the plunge and share it with my family too.

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    1. I think it’s amazing how one blog can boost our confidence. I’m glad that your blog is increasing its recognition. I completely believe that you should share it with your family, cause girl it’s amazing.

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  2. what s beautiful post! I had the same issues when I started my blog too. I was very nervous to share it with those close to me, and still am! I’ve only told very few about it. My blog is like a diary too, and I’ve also struggled with choosing what information I want to share. I’m glad I started my blog though. So far the feedback has been pretty good and I feel great about it! I’m glad that you’ve had the same experience! It’s heartwarming that someone found strength through your blog, and I’m sure there are others! Keep doing what you are doing, and thanks for sharing!

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    1. Aww, Thank you! I know, it’s like having this feeling of being vulnerable. Totally get it! You’re so kind! I’m going to keep working on this positivity thing I’m trying to reach. Thanks for being here during my journey!

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  3. Well done for sharing your blog with your friends and family! I totally understand the fear of sharing it as I felt the same. Thank you for sharing your story with us too! X

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