As you can tell, it’s been a bit since I’ve updated this blog. The reason why is the same reason a lot of blogs go stale. It’s not a shortage of ideas or thoughts to share, rather a lack of words to put to them, especially when sitting in front of a computer. Hell, I spend all day thinking of things to say on social media, but literally only about 5% is published.
I need to just hit publish.
We all do. No one looks for perfection from bloggers, and a large chunk of what is published is imperfect, incomplete or even misguided. But, I’ve learned, as long as your post isn’t something totally idiotic such as “Hitler was really misunderstood…” it’s okay to let it fly. At worst it’s ignored, but you never know what’s going to hit a nerve.
I have four unpublished posts from the past couple months. One is an uninspired breakdown of fake Facebook profiles, another is a ten pager about the idiocy of the Chick Fil A Day. I’m not going to publish them now because the time has passed, but I missed out on a lot by not letting them fly when I wrote them.
At best, the post reveals a bit about yourself to readers, and even if they’re angry, you give yourself a chance to explain rationale OR to show growth in your thinking.
Just hit publish.