As a blogger, it is hard not to get caught up in comparing yourself with everyone else. I mean, blogging by rights means that I am opening myself up to you all. Showing you what I made, what I think, and where I made it. The trouble is, there is this constant urge to hide or pretty up the things that I show you. I mean, no one wants to see my disaster craft room – just the finished craft. Right?
The trouble with this is that sometimes it makes things look a little too perfect. This hit me head on about two weeks ago, when I message my husband mid day because seeing another person’s blog just took the wind out of my sails. Not only were her photos amazing, her crafts were beautiful and her house (which was included in almost every photograph) was so damn perfect. I instantly felt like a loser in comparison. My photos aren’t that good, and my projects don’t always turn out, and where the heck did she get that house!? I just couldn’t compete.
So, like I do, I ranted to some of my bloggy friends. The general consensus was that the blogger in question probably wasn’t that perfect, but crafted the photos and posts to make it appear that way. Not in order to make herself look good, or make me envious, but just to put her best food forward- like dressing up for an interview.
Like we all do.
So, we all decided that we should take off the mask for a minute and let you all see what it REALLY looks like around here. There are several great bloggers who agreed- so don’t forget to peek and see the mess behind the beauty!!