So, I have the feeling I may not be doing this right.
I’ll get an idea, something I want to talk — I mean, write — about, so I’ll head over to the computer.
I open a Word document that I have been keeping for about three years now. It’s full of ideas for blog posts. I was really clever. I figured that when I did get a blog, I’d have lot of material saved up.
I call that document “Not A Blog.” See, no pressure. It’s not a blog.
That’s where I’ll start drafting my new idea into a blog post. Even though I have a blog now, I don’t usually draft on WordPress itself. I write in Word, edit, revise, polish and then copy it over when I’m satisfied that it is ready. That I am ready.
Yeah. See, I think I’m missing the point.
Not that I want to put shoddy, unpolished work out there. I don’t. But I’m fairly certain that blog posts aren’t supposed to be aged like wine. Or cheese.
Mmmmm. Wine and cheese.
So I’m challenging myself at this very moment. I’m writing this on WordPress and I’m going to publish it when I’m done. Later, I will go back to my cozy “Not A Blog” file and rescue that polished piece from its purgatory and send it out into the world, but first I want to do this.
To confront my own fears and limitations.
To force myself to be uncomfortable.
Please tell me I’m not the only one.