Wednesday, February 6, 2008
If you have ever wondered if perfectionism can affect your blogging, I'm here to tell you that yes it can!
The problem begins when you decide you'd like to blog, but you want a great blog that a lot of people read, and you immediately want a lot of comments and to create a huge following of die-hard readers. Then of course, you've built the whole idea up in your head so much, that you can't figure out what to write about. You can't figure out what is "right" or what all of these die-hard readers want to read. So you take something that was supposed to be therapeutic, and it almost becomes a little stressful. Leave it to me to try and create the perfect blog, when a couple of months ago I barely knew what a blog was!
I wanted to check in and let everyone know I'm still out here, although sometimes I am better at lurking in other blogs than posting in my own. I'm becoming a bit concerned about the fact that I often "write" blog posts in my head...but then they never seem to make it here. I am always thinking about my blog, but not posting. Now that I think about it, I have this problem in a lot of areas in my life. I spend more time thinking about something then actually doing it. I collect ideas for scrapbooking projects, or recipes I might want to try, or even simple kid's craft projects, and I'll look at them over, and over, and over, but I won't actually try any of them. I can never seem to find the time or to be able to pick out what I want to do. I spend a lot more time looking at life than participating, it seems. And I know I think too much about things. I need to figure out how to stop thinking about it, and dare I say this...just do it.
In any event, I'm finally pushing myself to come back and let you all know that I'm alive. Maybe I need to just put my butt in the seat in front of the computer every day or two and just make myself write about something, and try not to worry about what it is or how good the post is, or if anyone will care about any of it at all. Now that might be therapeutic!
And hopefully, my head won't explode.