The fear of self-branding


Putting my name and picture on a blog feels awkward.

I have multiple blogs online that I write for. None of which have any personal ties to me.

Meaning I could give you two websites and I bet you couldn’t tell which was mine.

Hell you have no idea who I am as I am writing this post.

And I like it that way.

I like it because I am afraid of self branding

Once you put your picture and personal story out there, readers make assumptions, you can be criticized, and all the other scary stuff that comes with “putting yourself out there”.

These fears are real.

They set me back from what I want to acheive.

I am starting to realize that.

But what’s most important to me is that I understand why I am so fearful of being associated with my work.

Of course I don’t feel my writing is that strong, hence the frequency in which I attempt to write blog posts. I don’t self promote, I don’t do content outreach, and all the other stuff you are suppose to do to get your content shared.

I don’t grind like some of the writers I know because I am not confident in my abilities.

But a funny thing happened

I started to realize that nobody gives a shit.

I can pick up the #1 New York Times best seller, look at the author’s picture and think “they look like a douche.”

They will never know that I think they look pretentious. They won’t loose any sleep over it.

I read blog posts all the time and don’t agree with them. I never write comments saying so.

My fear is 100% irrational

But I don’t have a good picture of myself to put online.

Jesus, there I go again, making stupid excuses for why I don’t want to self brand my blogs.

I probably won’t put my picture up here.

The fear is real.

How do I get where I want to go?

First off, where I want to go is a place where my blog is read, accepted, and positively viewed by many readers.

To get there, I need to connect with readers on a personal level.

Not some weirdo typing up these blog posts from behind his computer.

I need to give less fucks, shit on fear, and do what needs to be done.

My frequency is all off

Like minded people are attracted to each other.

Not to get all philosophical on you or anything but your current mood vibrates to others subconsciously.

There is science out there, and people way smarter than me, who suggest that positive people attract better life circumstances.

If you are always happy, positive, willing to help others, in tune with what you want in life, confident in your abilities, and love what you do and who you are…you will likely be presented with opportunities that reflect those vibrations.

If you are pessimistic, unhappy, short tempered, make negative comments about money, work, life, etc. But still want to operate at a high frequency (see above). You are likely not even on a positive person’s radar.

In fact, one could argue that you repel people with your negativity.

I don’t have the answers for you

I am not a self-help God.

I don’t know how to operate at a higher frequency. It is something I am working on myself.

But I do know that once I start vibrating at a higher level, my face will appear on blogs, my writings will connect with users and I will probably acheive what I want in life.

Until then

I will keep writing these random posts about how to find personal growth and personal development.

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About The Author – Alex

I am on a journey of personal growth. I love learning about investing strategies and ways to actively improve my life. Follow along and connect with me if you are looking for a path to financial freedom and becoming the best version of yourself.

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