September 24, 2012

Feel the fear

Why blog?

A question I’ve given considerable thought to recently.

I started setting up my blog in April 2012, living in France, but I’m only going live with it now, in September. Aside from getting to grips with the technical bit (not that easy, but not six months hard either) my stumbling block was definitely WHY.

I continued to do posts, but kept telling myself it wasn’t ready to ‘go live’ yet. So I held back from telling anyone it was there. Why?

More specifically… Why create a blog about things that just interest me? Isn’t that incredibly self-indulgent? Why bother? Why spend time on this? Why share? Why would anyone be interested, let alone read it? Why expose my thoughts, life etc to strangers, on the internet of all places?!*@?!

All were actually cover for the real reason for my procrastination: Fear.

I was scared. What if it’s crap? What if nobody ever reads it? What if I can’t think of anything to write about? What if someone does read it and hates it? Aaargh, and a million more doubts….but all essentially boiling down to one: What if this is a failure? Or rather, what if I am a failure at this?

So I re-read Susan Jeffers famous book ‘Feel the fear and do it anyway’ – and so here it is, welcome to Wooflesnapper!


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