There are always so many ideas flitting around in my head when starting a blog, but by the time the blog is set up to my liking and I create a new post, all the ideas have magically vanished! I have just spent the last two and a half hours trying to decide what this first post should be about, and here I am – ready to conquer the digital world with the written (typed?) word and the desire to write whatever I like.
Even so, the first post can be overwhelming. No matter how many tips, tricks, and how-to’s I read through, nothing can ever prepare me for this. That thought always leads me to believe that I will never become a writer, freelance or otherwise. All of the stories I started have not developed much further than a few pages, falling into the dismal abyss known as the recycle bin located on my desktop.
The past few days I took up research into the career of writing, online or in print. Just as before, the want to publish my ideas and stories reared its head. I have read numerous posts informing me that it could take time and money to happen, or not at all. Between that thought and knowing I go back to work on Monday, the doubt started again. I knew that if I didn’t start now, it was not going to happen at all. You can’t get anywhere if you never begin.
I need to challenge myself to write here every day. At first the posts may be short, but that’s just another challenge to fight through!
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