Sunday, December 16, 2012

Should I start a blog?


I have a love-hate relationship with writing. So why am I even considering starting a blog?  

That's a good question.  

I'm afraid I'll run out of interesting things to say. I'm afraid of putting my writing out there for the world to read (and critique). The actual writing process is always a bear for me. Whenever I have a paper due for school, I always procrastinate writing it until the last possible day. Then when I finally sit down and just write the stupid thing, I kinda enjoy myself. Sharing my story. Finding the right word. The sense of accomplishment when I'm finished. That feeling makes me think that I could write a blog (although blogs are never really "finished," so I'm not sure how to take that).  

But the bigger draw is that I love reading blogs. I love the inspiration, the sense of community, the conversation that follows a post. (Of course there's one small caveat: the blogs I enjoy are written by other people, so all I have to do is sit back and enjoy!) I want to add to that giant pile of blogs out there as a way of giving back to all those blogs I've been reading and adoring for years.

So I'm going to stop thinking about why I shouldn't - and jump in with both feet and just start.

Thanks, Elise!

2 comments:

  1. All the best reasons to "just do it!"

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    1. I was over-thinking this decision for way too long - I'm glad I finally got up the gumption to try!

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