Blogging: Leaving your comfort zone

Reading blogs from friends near and far is a treat I give to myself.  Viewing bloggers’  activities, reading about their history, struggles and successes, reading about their newest venture — all of this takes courage to write and post.

There are many words that I write and then…delete. Maybe they are too personal or too raw. I know that others may benefit from them but perhaps I am not ready to let them go. I hug them close to me and let them go … gradually or not at all.

Living on the edge… feeling the butterflies in the tummy … means you are leaving your comfort zone. If you blog — you leave your comfort zone all the time.
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“To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts expressed – that can make life a garden.”
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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13 thoughts on “Blogging: Leaving your comfort zone

  1. Nothing could be more true. I would probably be a lot more personal in my blog … I don’t have a problem, or feel that I’m courageous or brave in doing so … my fear is merely that someone I know «in real life» reads it. I’ve set a link to my blog in all outgoing email.

    IF we were to write something controversial or totally outrageous … what would happen?! Nobody would shoot me … people could get mad and start arguing with me, that’s probably all…

    • I think it’s easy to write outrageously rather than personally … and you are correct — who would DARE to shoot you? And if they did get mad and start arguing then you’d know 1) that someone is reading your blog and 2) they care enough to write.
      How about if we get outrageous? Hmmm. That sound like fun, doesn’t it?

      • yeah, I have a few, outrageous ideas but they are too far out LOL.. If I can think of something more … moderate … I’ll do it.

        But you can bet your bottom dollar, that were I to actually write about one of the ideas that were too far out, then I’d get visitors from near and far … like never before 🙂

  2. What a great post. I’m not sure if I’m ready. I’ve never kept a diary, but in a way my blog is a secret diary – the content is out there, but it means more to me than the actual words. Does that make sense? Yesterday I blogged this.
    http://chittlechattle.wordpress.com/2011/06/18/the-day-that-the-rains-came-down/
    Then today I added a link at the bottom. In a way, the last bit is letting a little of myself go as I’ve never admitted it before – but it isn’t much of a ‘let go’, especially after reading this post!

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. I struggle with that every day. In fact, I have a half-finished post that I’m struggling with because it pushes me to find the balance between what to reveal and what to include. It’s always a struggle but a delicious one all writers have.
    Good post, Marge!

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