Fear and Making Mistakes

by Stephanie on June 14, 2011 · 2 comments

in Blogging

Life is busy these days but I’m sure you can relate.  I’ve got a lot on my mind about health, fitness, half marathons, and food that will be fodder for posts over the next couple of weeks.  We’ll get to that though. 

I haven’t posted in while.  There are lots of excuses I could give about being busy but the truth is that sometimes I am overwhelmed by the blogging world.  I find it can be hard to keep up with people on Twitter because I can’t be on during the day due to work.  I worry about the quality and relevance of my posts.  I fear that my thoughts will be lost in cyberspace and mean nothing to anyone, except me.  I also worry about exposure.  I keep my last name and exact location private because while I want to connect with others, I know the dangers of putting personal information out there for all the world to see. 

I’ve been at it for almost 6 months and it’s been a learning experience.  I have a long way to go and I want to keep at it.  I want to be brave and not let my fears get the best of me.  This quote struck me as being quite truthful in this situation…

(photo via www.acqyr.com)

That first line pretty much sums it up for me!  My plan now?  Jump in and keep going, fears be darned. 

Bloggers, did you have similar fears when you started out?  How did you overcome them and become the successful, awesome people you are now?

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Dena June 14, 2011 at 2:42 PM

Yes! I had similar fears when I started & i have similar fears (once in awhile) even today. Thing is, I remind myself that everyone experiences insecurity now & then. Most of the fear is completely irrational & unnecessary. It’s the same kind of worry that you get whilst getting ready for a first date, etc. It’s nervous, anxiety. Once you push through it, it disappears and in the end you find out there was never any need for it.

So, keep going love. If you enjoy this then don’t ever stop. Don’t do it for anyone else but you. In the end, you’re all that matters. <3

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Stephanie June 14, 2011 at 4:27 PM

Thanks Dena. It’s nice to hear I’m not alone! I do enjoy this. I need to keep reminding myself why I started. When I do I get so motivated… today I wrote three posts!

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