So I started a blog... and NOW what?
There are so many thoughts going through my head but to write them down? That seems almost impossible. Perhaps that is why my creativity lies not in the written or spoken word. I have always admired those who can so eloquently express themselves. Me? I'd rather knit, crochet, tat, dance or book fold. ;)
First, I must thank those of you who took the time to read my very first blog! THANK YOU. And thank you to all of you who wrote to me such lovely words of encouragement. I can't begin to express how much that means. (REALLY... I can't express it... you see what I mean?)
But... I've started something and I must see it through. So, if you will bear with me, I'll start the process of working things out.
I'm writing this as I sit in the garden looking at the lovely flowers (hence the picture of the amazing center of the sunflower and maturing seeds above). The dogs are playing and the sun is getting lower in the sky. But what do I write about? What is anyone interested in reading about? Are they interested in my art? Do they want to know the story of how I came to book fold? About the stories behind some of the works that I have completed?
Perhaps you can give me a hint... What Now?
But it's not impossible. Or so they say...
“Everyone procrastinates, but not everyone is a procrastinator” is one of my favorite sayings, because it tells us about human nature. We all delay taking action, but, usually, it doesn’t define us. It’s not a habit. It’s not something we do all the time.
Only about 20% of the U.S. population are procrastinators, so the chances are, I'm not one of them. Procrastinating, what I'm doing right now, isn’t a habit of mine. So, you ask, why haven’t I written my first blog post yet?
I need to do more work on the website first. I need to do more research before typing down my thoughts. I need to figure out how to write code, SEO's, set up a my site, price my product. I need to align my blogging goals with my business’ goals. What do my followers want to know? Oh gosh! Will I have any followers? Will anyone read this blog? Will anyone WANT to read this blog?
But here’s the reality: I’ll never be prepared to write my first blog post. You know why? Because there’s always going to be a great reason why I should do it tomorrow. (Aside from the fact that I am completely intimidated by writing - thanks to many years of Catholic Schooling). I'm stuck inside my own head. So here goes, I'm bucking up and writing... just writing.
Will anyone read this? Who knows? But I'll give it a go...
Wish me luck!