Sometimes you have to put worry aside and just go for it. Whatever “It” may be.
I’ve struggled with blog posts over the years.
I’ve tried to follow guidelines for building readers. I tried writing in a niche: writing about writing. Writing what I know – customer service, parenting (even though there’s no gauge that says any parent is doing it right). A few times I let random things pop in and just as quickly retreat because I feared stirring up waters.
The problem was, that wasn’t/isn’t me. I like random things that are disjointed and don’t connect. I like learning things I don’t know about. I love sharing what I learn, I love writing what intrigues me. I let fear of not having a tidy niche, fear of offending, fear of losing readers override my desire to blog.
The outcome was a stagnant blog, one that sat and made me cringe because it wasted away for so long. From this day forth, I write what intrigues me. If that means I’m all about parenting one day and all about chiropractors another, then so be it. In the end, I just want to share what I learn so others can benefit from that knowledge. I want to share my thoughts so that maybe others can see a situation in a new light. I want to share encouragement because we all need it. I want to share struggles because we’re all human and we all go through them.
I may upset people or I may make people laugh. I may lose readers or I may gain readers. In the end, if just one thing resonates with one person whether it’s a tip, a smile, a new perspective, then I’m happy.
So I’m going for it and I encourage you to go for it, too.