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"My Reviews Aren’t Good Enough"

When I started blogging back in 2014, I remember my reviews were a little bit of a mess since I just wanted to share my love or dislike for books I’d read. As months passed and I discovered amazing book bloggers, I started losing confidence in myself and in my reviews.

There are so many amazing bloggers in our community that I admire greatly! Their reviews are constructed in a way that have me losing myself in their review and wanting to do whatever they say, like buying the book or staying away. Anyways, it got to the point that I would compare my reviews to theirs and all I would think was, “Why would people read my reviews if mine can’t and won’t compare to these other bloggers?” This was one of the many reasons why I slowly started to separate myself from blogging.

I have to admit, it happened recently when I wrote my review for Passion on Park Avenue by Lauren Layne. I wrote my review first and I was proud of what I had written! But then I read a review for this book and my excitement died down. It took me a while to get out of that funk I got in.

But then I got to thinking that I was focusing so much on needing to write the perfect review that I was barely sharing my true thoughts on the books. I'm someone that gushes a lot! And I had stopped doing that with my reviews. My reviews had slowly turned monotone and boring (in my eyes). I had lost the love of sharing my thoughts on books.

I decided that if I would blog again, I wouldn't let that happen, that I would stay true to myself and write my reviews my way, no matter what. I'm sure there will be days where I will doubt myself once again, but I know that I just need to believe in me. Plus, there's this amazing community of bloggers who support each other through the thick and thin and I'm happy to be a part of it :)

Have you ever felt like your reviews aren't good enough? Have you compared yourself to other bloggers?