All the pancake hysteria which engulfed Tuesday got me thinking… what can I give up for Lent? I have previously sacrificed chocolate and biscuits, and even once put a stop to my swearing (for which I am rather unfortunately renowned). After a bit of thought, it hit me. Rather than giving up alcohol (the only other possible contender…which was never going to happen) I was going to have to embrace something that would really challenge me… blogging.
Why, I hear you ask? I am part of Generation X and have grown up with computers and the internet. I have Facebook and myspace accounts and even recently signed up to Twitter, although I think I am mainly Twittering away to myself! However, at the thought of contributing to the Synergy blog I break out into a cold sweat.
I like and hope to think I am not the only one out there with this blog’phobia. However with 200 million active blogs worldwide I may soon be in the minority. Therefore, I think it’s about time I face this fear head on.
My biggest apprehension remains whether my thoughts and insights will actually be of any interest to the rest of the world! Blogging is like playing with the big boys; sharing thoughts and opinions with not just friends as I do on my Facebook status, but potentially communicating with a global audience. I find the pressure of having to portray myself as an intelligent, witty and interesting individual whilst offering an insight on any given topic totally overwhelming. This is magnified by the thought that no-one would comment on my blog… which surely is a proverbial kick in the teeth in the blogging world?
So, with a little bit of research on ‘how to overcome your fear of blogging’ and help from the ‘Dummies Guide…’, here I am, approaching the end of my first blog. On this occasion, I don’t think I have stimulated any global debate, and if I get one comment in response to any of the above (a comment from my mother does not count) I will feel that I have made a start. Hopefully over the next 40 days and 40 nights there will be plenty more occasions for me to turn my hand to this blogging lark!
By Synergy on February 27th, 2009