Stepping Into The Blogging World
Are there other artists out there besides me who have bloggerphobia? The sheer thought of exposing myself in the blogging world is terrifying. Sometimes as creative artists we have extreme writer’s block when it comes to blogging. We know how to create, but we have no idea what to write about. And that is the case with me.
The truth is I procrastinated starting a blog for the longest time. I didn’t know what to expect or even how to get started. All of it seemed daunting, difficult, and overwhelming. There are countless number of blogs online but how were all these brilliant people doing this? All the new things to learn for technically dysfunctional people like myself to build a new website. Foreign words I had seen and heard before but no clue how to institute them. Words that are simple and well known by the technological geniuses. Learning the ins and outs of each one takes time in itself. Easy words that contain a ton of information. Words like cache, domains, hosting, html, SEO, plugins are all quite daunting. And forget about coding! I have serious admiration for those who have the knowledge to code.
So, I finally decided the best approach to beginning a blog was to be proactive and take the plunge and dive right in.
It’s intimidating and slightly scary to say the least. However I found that doing something is better than doing nothing. You will never know if something is good or bad unless you take the chance. And I discovered the more new things you learn and practice, a new skill becomes easier over time. You can read about some of the benefits of learning new skills here.
“An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.” ~ Lao Tzu