Hello and welcome to my first post here on Whimsy Wanders! It has been almost three weeks since I started building this blog–from purchasing my domain name and hosting plan to installing plugins and writing blog pages. I keep telling myself to just write and publish my first post. But there’s also that little voice inside my head that keeps telling me to make my blog look “perfect”.
But I don’t know how to make it look “perfect”. I don’t even know how to make my graphics cooler. I don’t how to take prettier Instagram photos. That little voice even told me to save this post’s title for an even better written blog post someday.
So you see dear readers I’m kinda obsessed with perfection. Also with planning. And with never actually getting around to do the things I want to create. I’ve stumbled the quotation “Done is better than perfect” earlier this year and it actually helped me clear my mind. It reminded me that starting out in something (whether it may be in a job, a new passion project or a relationship) will not always look beautiful or perfect. It can get a lot ugly. So I always plan. Plan, plan and plan to avoid the ugliness but here’s the truth I have come to know: When I plan too much, I create too little or nothing at all.
So here’s throwing away perfection. This little blog is in a mess. My About page still needs editing, some of my social media pages actually needs to be set up and I don’t even have a blog banner (I’m a big fan of pretty blog banners). But I’d rather be it in a mess than plan too much of it being “perfect” and not getting to the creating part at all.
Soooo here’s what’s my blog will be all about: me. That sounds so egocentric, actually. I used to be a book blogger and it burned me down. So now I’m just going to write about what I want and try not to put too much pressure on myself. My posts will be all over the place. I will still probably post too much bookish things but there’s gonna be posts about beauty and travel as well. If you’d like that then follow along this messy but fun journey.
Let’s talk! Do you also crave perfection? Do you have any tips for perfectionists like me?