Did someone say writing a blog was easy? Well, after struggling with my first blog post, you will certainly never hear those words come from my mouth. It is tough.
I admire the bloggers who have a bottomless pit of blog ideas, the bloggers who can post every day of the week and still have time to have a life. I envy those bloggers. I want to be one of those bloggers, or do I?
I have to admit, I entered the world of blogging with a credulous mindset. I have always loved to write, but up until the past couple of years, my writing was private. It was between the computer and me. Two years ago, when I made the decision to take my writing to the next level and began entering contests, it was then between the judge and me.
Writing a blog has propelled me into unchartered territory. It is not just between my computer and me. When I select publish, it is out there, a permanent fixture in cyberspace for anyone to criticize. For me, that is scary.
Taking criticism has never been one of my strong points. I remember when I was in the third grade and missed one word on the spelling test, a classmate said, “That word is so easy. How could you miss that?” I felt so ashamed. I cried myself to sleep that night believing I was the dumbest student in my class.
For me to leave my cozy and private cocoon to begin a blog is certainly out of my comfort zone, but I feel it is necessary. I will never move forward with my passion by not taking a chance and putting my writing out there for others to read.
What is the worst thing that can happen? So what if people think it is bad? I am only beginning my journey. There is still so much to learn. I feel I have everything to gain by announcing to the world, I am a writer. Yes, I am still in the infancy stage, but I will not be afraid. It is in my blood and I want to let everyone know.