Why worrying about how to blog has kept me from doing what I should be doing, sharing ideas with entrepreneurs
Talk about analysis paralysis. I’ve spent way too much time “learning how to write a blog” and not writing at all. I read somewhere that what we call perfectionism is really about fear. I agree.
Fear of being imperfect and judged often keeps us from doing our best work. Ever feel that way?
I am so glad I finally realized I was holding back for all the wrong reasons. That’s when I decided I’d had enough of people telling me how to blog.
My reason for writing has always been to help people. I can help more people if I share information, set backs, reality and all the crap that happens when you’re in business for yourself, along with the great stuff.
I love being in business and I’ve seen how it can help people rise above their circumstances. I’ve helped people that were unemployable (not by my definition), take charge of their lives by starting a small business. I’ve worked with the military and foreign governments to improve their services and relationships with simple solutions they couldn’t find.
I want to help more people live life by their own terms. It’s my reason for this blog.
From now on, I will write short posts, long posts and whatever I believe can add value to my readers. If I have an aha moment, I’m sharing it.
How do you feel about blogging? Has it liberated you or kept you from letting people know who you are and why you’re passionate about your work?
I think a blog gives us the opportunity to get in someone’s head and find out how they think. How the writer sees the world. It can help us learn from their triumphs and failures. We might even decide to work with them because we develop a relationship through their writing.
I believe in building relationships so much that I chose Postmatic for the way we can communicate. No, I don’t make money by sharing what I’m going to say. I follow a blogger using Postmatic, and noticed his community was so much more authentic and conversational in their comments. I believe communicating via email feels more personal. At least that’s my take.
I checked out the postmatic app and added it to my blog. You can comment, it comes to my email and I can respond directly from email. I love it. Give it a try and send a comment.
Unfortunately, my lack of consistency in writing, along with the past analysis paralysis, has kept my community to a minimum. Let me know if you’ve held off on blogging to avoid doing it the “wrong way”.
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