My Life As A Perfectionist Blogger

Tuesday, 21 March 2017


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I'm a perfectionist. and anybody who knows me knows just how much it can be my greatest quality and just about the worst thing to ever happen to me in this life. It is a blessing and a curse and quite frankly I'm not quite sure which opposing word beats the other.

For as long as I can remember I have had this trait within me and for as long as I can remember it has been affecting my life in more ways than one. 

However more recently it has gotten to the point in which it is completely debilitating my creative outlook on life. I have become a serial procrastinator for fear of producing something that is less than perfect, therefore the work I actually want to complete never gets started, let alone finished. Which leads me to the question of "How much perfectionism is too much? " and "When does it actually start to become a problem?". I would say when it  starts to impact the work you do in a negative way and hinders you from completing anything of substance. 

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I remember when I started this blog, I was still a perfectionist back then, but I was a little more tolerable and compliant with what I allowed my perfect little mind to publish. I would get an idea, take some photos and then just churn out whatever crap was swirling around my mind (in a coherent way of course) I never worried about whether, the photos I took were magazine worthy or as good as another, more high profile blogger. I never worried about my writing having to be in tip, top, Hemmingway-esque condition (because who else can do that, but Hemmingway anyway?). I never used to worry whether or not I had the right amount of photo to text ratio (I mean, seriously Heather?). And while I did worry a little bit about these things to some degree, I never used to let it bother me to the point where I was afraid to post things or be so damn critical of everything I wrote.

I am a perfectionist ok, heck I admit that about myself. However the problem starts when I let this perfectionist beast control my every move and suck out all of the creativity from inside of me. Because if anything, creativity has to have a little bit of imperfection in it, otherwise how does it stand out from a crowd? How does it become wacky, if it's got all of it's perfect lines and all of it's perfect edges?....it doesn't that's what! I hate that I have let it control me, and I have begun to realise that it is TOO much. There is a line, a line in which perfectionism can go from being a good and helpful quality to something that is completely debilitating and self-sabotaging.

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Clearly my perfectionism has become a problem. I never blog consistently anymore and I haven't written anything fiction wise in months. I am hesitant to start writing new fiction material for fear of it being rubbish. That thought is RUBBISH and I need to change the way that I'm thinking. I need to start doing things as and when they approach my mind. I need to stop overthinking every single little thing I do. I need to write more blog posts and start creating in the way that I used to before - more for myself and less for what I feel will be well received in the blogging world. I need to start being a little less perfect and give rise to the imperfect. Only then will my creativity flow. Only then will I create awesome things. Only then will I be truly happy and satisfied with my work.

Are you a perfectionist? If yes, how does it affect your blogging or work?


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