This is going to be a difficult adventure for me.
I don’t view myself as a writer, and creating content for an audience is incredibly intimidating. What if people hate reading my posts? What if my lack of clear theme comes across as scattered and unfocused? What if, what if, WHAT IF?!
Alternatively… what if this adventure actually helps me? What if if serves to give me focus and accountability – if I write about it, I’ll want to keep it going, right? What if people actually enjoy reading it, and feel connected to my life? What if I somehow hit it big, quit my day job, and become a professional lifestyle/quilt blogger?! (Hah. Not a chance – I love my day job).
I refuse to let thoughts of what could happen prevent me from going on the adventure in the first place. I refuse to let fear win.
My husband suggested I start a blog to showcase my quilts. I initially brushed the idea off.. I “don’t have time”, I’m not as dedicated as the professional bloggers, I don’t even follow that many blogs myself.. but for some reason, I couldn’t get the idea out of my head completely. And so, I dug out my old netbook (still running Windows XP on this thing! #OldSchool) and set foot on this adventure.
My diverse interests and lack of focus will likely combine in the worst possible way, turning this blog into a variety pack of topics. I’ll do my best to keep them organized and sorted, but let’s be real – I have zero intention to become a professional blogger, so this space will really just be for me. I’m not going to focus on word counts, posting schedules, or any other marker of “success”. I’m going to be myself; I’m going to be real; and I’m going to start a blog.
What would you do if you didn’t let fear win? If you could be anyone, or do anything in life.. what would you do? And why not go do it?