Sunday, August 1, 2010
First Post Anxiety
Well, here I sit, staring at the computer equivalent of a blank first page...
The first page of a new sketchbook (or journal) always makes me a little bit nervous. I wish I could say I feel differently about my very first blog post... but I don't.
What should I write? Who is going to read this? Who is going to want to read this?
In my quest to create (or write) something meaningful... profound... perfect... I often find myself paralyzed by a fear of failure. Sometimes, I am embarrassed to admit, I give up. I take the easy way out and merely draw my logo on the first page. Or, sometimes, I turn it and skip the dreaded first page altogether.
Today, I am faced with an interesting challenge - I can't avoid my first blog post. I have to write something... and, truth be told, I want to write something.
Through this blog I hope to face my fears and replace my anxiety with the excitement of endless possibility. In other words, I need to change my perspective. It's time to get over the blank page blues. I may not always be eloquent, or profound, or even interesting... but that's okay. It's all part of the journey.
So, to my old scared self I say:
"Get over yourself Bloggy McBloggerson and just write something!"