I didn’t blog yesterday. Actually, that’s not quite true. I did write a blog yesterday but I didn’t post it.
Why? Because I didn’t think it was good enough. Something was missing. I worried people would read it and think: “So?” But then I felt bad. I felt I had let myself down. I made a commitment a couple of weeks ago to blog every day and I hadn’t done it. I had also spent time writing something which then didn’t get used. Time I would have liked to have spent in plenty of other ways.
It’s a good reminder to myself that you won’t always achieve everything you want to. This is a marathon and not a sprint and just because I missed one day, it doesn’t mean the whole project is invalid. I also know that not every blog will go?down well with my audience. Blogging is a risk. You are publicly stating your opinions. Some people will disagree with you but that’s not a reason to not press publish. I have to have the confidence to publish anyway.
Blogging is also a process. It’s an opportunity for me to develop as a writer and to develop my ideas. I blog about my business, entrepreneurship, writing, content marketing, ideas and my life. It’s an eclectic mix but hopefully one which you find interesting.
I should also remember that it’s ok to fail and learn from it.