We cannot control what others might say, but we can control how we react to it.
Starting my blog I was insecure, questioning every outfit and picture I took. I am not tall enough, skinny enough, pretty enough, popular enough… why do I feel like I’m in high school?
I put uneccessary pressure on my self to please an audience I didn’t even know.
As I attend therapy sessions one of my biggest lessons learned is handling other people’s opinions. The basis is focusing on things you can control instead of what others might think and say.
Blogging in real time
I was happy to post “real” pictures and make mistakes on Instagram, but not everyone did. I worried about the audience and other bloggers thinking that I wasn't legit or classy. I didn’t fit it or got invited to events… and I still don’t.
At the beginning I tried to write blogs on a daily basis to have material for brands, but I don’t care anymore. I love creating lookbooks showcasing a story through still images. My blogs are direct and to the point— actually two minutes or less. I reached out to brands I used and got rejected most of the time, but the few times I got a response I MADE SURE to present the best content to get reposted.
What's the moral of the story?
I control my reaction to negative criticism, I am focusing on my skills and capabilities instead of feedback from the audience. I look at my strengths and develop content from it, photography and aesthetics are my biggest suits so I experiment with those more often.
Find your inner strength and use it to your advantage when faced with criticism, it’ll be your biggest defense against a life of anxiety.