Happy Wednesday to you all! Lots going! But, I’ll just focus on one. First, I am spending the day in Tempe, Arizona participating in a workshop, where I will leave with a complete model ready to launch a contest. Now, I’d love to tell you what that contest is, but I won’t just yet.
I’ve mentioned before that my business partner and I have been working on something new. We are near the launch gates and we are biting at the bit because we are so dang excited. The response with those we have shared it with has been tremendous.
Which brings me to today’s topic. Ever feel like there’s something you want to do or something you want to say, but you just don’t for the fear of (gasp!) looking stupid?
A few days ago, a friend of mine told me that she reads every single one of my blogs, but won’t dare comment on it. She has thoughts and opinions on what I write, but she’s scared to write anything! She’s worried she might miss a comma or say something wrong or stupid. Of course, my response was, “Uhwhaahhh?! Please comment! Have you seen my grammar errors? And I’m a grammar freak! Have you seen how stupid I make my own self look?!” It’s true, when it comes to blogging, I just spit it out. Editing hat off. Like I said, it’s how I figure stuff out – writing.
This blog is just me. It’s not like my other businesses where we have a team of writers and editors. No, this is just me dumping out my thoughts as a neurotic writer to share whatever consumes me that moment.
The biggest reason I hear of people who want to start blogging, but won’t, is that they can’t get past the first post. They read it over and over again and want it to be perfect before they can hit publish. They change it so many times that they finally give up.
I know, I’ve been there. I still have those moments with books and other writings. But, come on, can we all just have one place where we don’t have to be so perfect? I think people find it more interesting that way anyway. We’re all human and we’re all trying to figure out something.
So friends, your opinion matters and I want to hear it! Go ahead and say what you think! I won’t be offended. Well, I might, but I won’t bite. Well, I might bite, but I won’t … Oh whatever. I just think you should comment!
And circling back to what I’m doing today. It’s a risk. Putting time into something that you are so passionate about and aren’t sure what the end result will be is frightening, but if you don’t put yourself out there, you won’t know. Whether it’s something big or something small, don’t you just want to know?!
We’ve been working on this for about a year now and we are starting to make some subtle noise about it and it sure does bring out the vulnerability. But, somebody somewhere once said… isn’t it better to have tried than to have wondered? For me, yes. I hope for you too.
I’ll fly back to town tonight and then we’ve got tickets to a show! It’s the kind of show that might end up as blog topic and I’ll love to hear your opinion. Just sayin’.