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Discussion on: I wrote a DAILY blog post for 100 days, here's what happened...

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Igor Fil

Thanks, very inspiring!

I like writing a lot and have been writing for myself for last 4 years. Recently started publishing as a blog.

I was wondering, have you ever experienced the impostor syndrome? If yes, how did you overcome it? I have collected 30+ topics for future articles but I often feel reluctant to write about on those topics.

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Facundo Gauna Author

Hi, I suffer from impostor syndrome.

TLDR; if you're having impostor syndrome, ask yourself "am I misleading someone?" If the answer is no, then continue.

I heard once the idea that if you're pushing hard enough, you will feel like an impostor.

For example, if I were to blog about using React the "best way" then yeah I should feel like an impostor... I am not a front-end dev world-renoun expert.

But if I were to blog about, "My experience using React as a backend developer" then I will probably still FEEL like an impostor because I don't know React well but it would be authentic since I would be talking about my experience. People reading will know the context that I am a backend developer.

Another example, I could have titled this article, "how to jumpstart your blog to thousand of views" but it didn't feel authentic because I don't consider myself a content marketing expert.

Hope that helps.