The struggle is very real

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It took me years, literally years (!) to work up the courage to start a blog. For some, for many, in fact, it’s no big deal.

 

For me, being a private person struggling with self-doubt and fear of failure, it was a very big deal.

 

In December of last year, I finally did it, though. I launched my blog.

 

Since then, I have published two posts.

 

…and for the last 4 weeks, silence…

 

I am struggling.

 

I’m struggling to learn all the technical stuff.

 

I’m struggling to find time to write.

 

I’m overwhelmed with all the advice out there about blogging for beginners.

 

I look at other blogs that are beautiful, polished and successful and feel…I don’t know…Intimidated? Disheartened? Defeated?

 

I look at my Instagram feed full of bright, shiny, professional photos of delicious cakes, moody winter scenes, pretty flowers, happy faces and I wonder if I’ll ever get even a fraction of the level interest they get from genuine followers?

 

I do try to remind myself of this quote I read a few years back:

 

“Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle…”

 

Good things take time. And lots of work. And dedication. And vision.

 

For now, I am going to focus on climbing this very steep learning curve…

 

 

 

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