I’ve been on my laptop for the last hour, staring at a blank page and thinking about what I should share. Honestly, I’ve been at my all-time low last week and I have no idea why.
Actually, I do know the reason(s) but it took me a few days to come to terms with it. I don’t think I’m good enough. And I’m constantly doubting my path to being a full-time writer.
Social media didn’t help.
I’m part of multiple writing groups on Facebook. Every day, I’d receive notifications from different people about what they’ve written or achievement they’ve gotten. And I couldn’t stop myself from comparing.
Wow, they’re such amazing writers.
I love that article. Why can’t I write like that?
Why is it so hard to get readers?
I know that in order to improve myself, I got to put in the work.
I should be spending more time working than comparing myself to others. But it’s so hard to stop myself. Well, unless I refrain myself from checking social media every day.
It would be a great idea except those Facebook groups are my main traffic source. I’d be hurting my own stats if I stop engaging with other writers on social media. However, if I continue being active on those groups, I fear I’ll burn out and spiral down a dark hole.
Yes, I need to stop comparing but I got to take my own time with it.
Right now, I’m going to continue writing and reading on Medium. But I won’t be engaging in the groups for a while. Hopefully, my stats won’t decrease too much.
Once I’m ready to join the online land of socialising, I’ll slowly ease myself back into the groups.
This post was previously published on 1-One-Infinity and is republished here with permission from the author.
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