Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Too much to say

I think blogging is difficult for me because I have so much to say. My head is full and my heart is overflowing. So when I sit down to blog my ability to get one done seems impossible.
I think I worry about having the "good content" that is preached about relentlessly on twitter by social media gurus. But, I desperately want to find my voice. I want to have something to say that will make a difference for someone.
Maybe you are struggling too? Perhaps like me you want so much to contribute and take part in the vast world of blogging, but you get stuck too? I have had so many friends give me good tips. Brandy (aka @the_write_girl) said sit down and write an email instead of thinking of it like a school project. She knows I always clam up on school projects, procrastinate, and then rush to get it done. Jason Sadler (aka @iwearyourshirt) the t-shirt wearing guy says he blogs every day. He also does a video and live web show every day. Sounds fun right? Well, it does to me!
So why am I struggling to get it going? What is it then that is keeping me from putting out a great blog? Why do I feel so lost? I know I'm in a sea of large fish, and I'm a teeny tiny minnow. But my friends keep telling me to try. They keep telling me that there is someone who will identify with what I have to say.
So I think keeping my blogs as short as possible will help. I don't think I'm going to try too hard with pictures and backgrounds at first either. I think I will just start publishing everything. Editing as I go and putting what I have to say out there.
Shameeka Ayers (aka @brokesocialite) says she wrote a blog for over a year before anyone but her mother read it. Mom are YOU even reading this? LOL I bet not since she barely likes to check her email.
So what are your thoughts? Do you struggle like me? I love to journal so I figured that blogging would be a natural fit... Maybe the key is letting go and not worrying about what everyone thinks? Dive in and go for it? That's what I'm trying out now...
Please let me know. I'm not giving up just yet! In fact I'm determined to get better and feel more confident with every post!
Thanks for reading! Please leave me a comment so I know what you think...

1 comment:

  1. Hey Olivia! I think your writing is great. Blogs don't necessarily have to be all about business, they can be personal and I think you're doing an awesome job. Just think of it as a window to share your life stories, adventures, experiences, etc. If you'd like, you can add a little business in there too. It's all up to you. At the end of the day, it's your blog, however, you never want to share information you don't want others to see, but you can share a great many things. Sometimes it's nice to put thoughts to paper or in this case, a blog. Do what you feel comfortable with and I think you're off to a fantastic start!! - Amanda