Blogger’s Block

Holy smokes! Over a month without a post and not a good excuse in sight! I’m done with classes for now, but I still haven’t been posting more frequently. Why not?

I definitely have some legitimate reasons: trying to reduce my screen and sitting time when I already sit at the computer over eight hours a day, using my lunch hour for walks instead of blog posts, and avoiding extra computer time on the weekends for fear of triggering some tennis elbow symptoms.

Things I also know? Despite all of these reasons keeping me away from this blog that I love, I think part of the problem may be that I’m starting to second guess myself. Why would anyone want to read what I have to say? What makes me an expert? What if I’m the only one that finds this information interesting?

Then I remembered something…

doubt quote

So I’m going to just go for it from now on. I’m going to remember my very first post on not waiting until it’s perfect. Maybe some posts will be short. Maybe some will be long. Some won’t have many pictures and others will be littered with them. Some may be unpopular with a lot of readers, but will perfectly capture my voice. Maybe I’ll miss the magic “optimal time to post” for the week and that’s okay. It’s all okay, because it’s the passion in it that really counts.

Questions: Do you start to pull away from things when you doubt yourself? How do you deal with self-doubt? Is there something you wished you stuck with when the going got tough?

 

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6 thoughts on “Blogger’s Block

  1. I have a huge habit of make things more complex as time goes by. I add and add until I no longer have what I started with. When time comes, I like to get back to the basics and start again. Enjoyed the read, thanks.

    • Thanks for stopping by, Steven! I also have the habit of sometimes making things more complex than they should be. It’s at that time that I make myself take a deep breath and break it down into smaller bites, if possible.

  2. I have a tendency to postpone things or make them contingent on something else happening. I have a letter I want to write to someone but I am not sure what to say exactly, so I am postponing it until I have time to make it perfect. In the meantime he’s not hearing from me at all. I’m sure something would be better than never getting around to it because I’m afraid of leaving something out or wording something poorly.

  3. Stephanie, How are you?
    Yes it has been a long time, glad to see ur back and we’ll.
    I for one enjoy your post/Blog. Some times your subjects strike a nerve, and other time informative, but never a waste of time.

    I find I put things off because I’m intimidated, or I just want to do the best job possible, and then there’s my high standards that get in the way.
    That being said, I have a new frame of mind, to just say ” What the hell ” and go after it. Because EVERYONE falls down, and that’s OKAY, It all part of learning.

    So don’t stay gone so long Steph, ; )

    Tune-up stay strong,
    Uncle Steve

    • Hey Steve! Thanks for stopping by! Yes, been a long time–too long! Thank you for your kind words. 🙂
      It’s comforting to know that other people struggle with the same perfectionism issues. I’ve been trying to adopt the “what the hell” attitude as well. We just have to keep encouraging each other and learn from past successes and failures. Many times we’ve gone into things without everything being perfect and we come out not just fine, but actually quite well!

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