Blogging Stage Fright?

Dear Blogger Afraid to Blog,

You are not alone.

You may have noticed, (since you are reading this) I have a blog. This blog has been around since July and yet is very sparse isn’t it? I have been grinding my teeth and sighing at this page for what feels like eons! A post here…procrastination…MORE procrastination…procrastination…post there. It’s an evil cycle that I cannot seem to break out of. Why? What if no one reads it? Or worse…what if someone does?? Am I witty enough? Do I have enough to share, to contribute to the daily lives of others, enough that it is actually worth taking a precious few moments of time to sit and read the drivel that comes flying across this keyboard???

Perhaps and also perhaps not. Do you want to know something? That is okay! Why? Because what we have here in the magical blogosphere is a community of people passionate enough to write about the things that they love. I find that even if I am not personally into scuba diving, it is the passion of those bloggers who are, that lead me to devour the words that they write. I may not give two hoots about learning more about photography, but I find, that if there is enough passion behind a blogger explaining his or her different lenses etc. it is enough for me to take my time to share in their passion for a little while.

The passion that you share with me as a blogger fuels my own passion for my own creativity. It makes me think that like you-I want to leave a creative and passionate mark on the world. So…you may not care that much about my love affair with tea. It may not be of great interest to you which chickens lay the best eggs (in my humble opinion). However, through our passions, through our hobbies, through our creativity we create a community that shares thoughts and ideas. We spread feelings and encouragement in each of our posts.

If you are reading this and you find that you have thought some or all of the thoughts that I have harbored about blogging, if you are suffering from blogging stage fright- write it out. Let it flow. Get rid of it however you can. Why? Because the world needs your passion. The world needs more people who care enough about life to share it in words and pictures. We need you…I need you.

Love

Sarah

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3 thoughts on “Blogging Stage Fright?

  1. Yes yes yes thank you! You have got it spot on…passion! Passion is EVERYTHING when it comes to writing…and life in general. Passions fuels life. Passion IS life!
    And honestly, if anyone’s scared to blog, the great thing is that no one knows who you are! You can blog whatever you want and if you don’t like someone’s mean comment go delete it. Ignore them. And 98% of the time the comments you get will be positive anyway.
    By the way, I am definitely following you, Sarah. I love your blog and what I’ve read so far I agree with! 🙂

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    • Thank you DanayeElise. That is extremely high praise! I agree that a life without passion would be pretty empty! And you’re right-there is a certain level of freedom to blogging that you may not have in other mediums of self expression because most people don’t know you personally. For introverts like me this is a huge win! I can converse and learn from and with people such as yourself without leaving the comfort of my big ol’ armchair. Thank you for your comment it has made my morning!

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      • I agree. And with “strangers” reading and commenting on your posts/stories, they’re less biased. Friends and family are more prone to say, “It’s perfect,” because they know me and just want to be nice. Stranger’s feedback is often more educated (being writers themselves) and more helpful (they’re without fear of offending m ebecause they’re unknown).

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