If you’re a WordPress user, you know this is the title to the default (example) post.
This is a real post though. I promise.
Because this is my first blog post, I decided to stick with that title as I thought it was fitting.
As a professional writer, I have always had a great deal of anxiety about writing. Though I was told at a very early age that I was a good writer (hmmm, wait, do my Mom and Daddy count?), I still get a bit nervous about it. Not the process, or even the product, so much as people’s reaction to it. So much so, that, for years, I’ve been wanting to blog, but I just couldn’t (and didn’t) get started. Like the great marketing thinker Seth Godin’s Fear of Shipping (more on Godin’s thoughts about shipping here).
Then, one morning, I heard the quote above (from Samuel Beckett). It reminded me – again – that I needed to try, that I had to ship because not trying, not shipping…that’s failure.
And so, I begin.
What about you? How did you get over your fear of shipping? When did the light come on for you?
And, one more thing — hello, world!