Let’s Talk Bookish: Having a blogger identity crisis

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion. Today’s topic is Having a blogger identity crisis.

Have you ever had a blogger identity crisis? What triggered it? How did you get over it? Has an identity crisis ever led you to significantly change the direction for your blog?

This October, I will have been blogging for 3 years, and I have not yet had a full blown blogger identity crisis, so this post is going to be pretty short since most of what I’m going to talk about is hypothetical. I think the closest to one I’ve ever come is that one time I started worrying that my content was too niche because for the most part, I stick to one of three genres of books – and that happened right in the middle of a reading slump too. The way I got over that was introducing the Let’s Talk Bookish posts to my weekly schedule and that helped so much, because for me, talking about books is the best way to rejuvenate my interest in blogging.

I don’t think an identity crisis would lead me to completely change direction – at worst, I think a new look and layout for the blog would fix a lot of it. Besides, I have some more bookish ideas waiting in the wings for my blog if that ever happens, so as long as I continue to enjoy reading, I will probably keep blogging about it for as long as I can.

Do you think having an identity crisis every once in a while can help you become a better blogger, or is it just a sign of insecurity?

I think having an identity crisis can definitely be helpful, in that it makes you take a step back and reassess things, and it’s a great chance to exercise some creativity.

Have you ever had a blogger identity crisis? What caused it? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

8 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish: Having a blogger identity crisis

  1. Hasini @ Bibliosini August 27, 2021 / 12:26 am

    I think you make some excellent points, Raji! I myself managed to figure out my blog’s voice mostly through going through an identity crisis a few months after I started blogging LOL! But it helped because it made me pause and think!

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  2. JamieAdStories August 27, 2021 / 5:19 am

    I can see how this happens. If I had to suggest one book to read right now it would be ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ by Liane Moriarty which is clever, thoughtful and full of drama.

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  3. readandreviewit1 August 27, 2021 / 3:59 pm

    Great points! I love your let’s talk bookish posts, they’re always so interesting and thought provoking. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Jaya Avendel August 27, 2021 / 5:25 pm

    I love your spin on why having a blogger identity crisis can be a good thing! It is important to step back once in a while and reassess what you are doing and where you are going and, while it does not need to take an identity crisis to get there, sometimes nothing happens until you get that wake-up call.
    Thanks for sharing!

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