Thursday 27 January 2011
Blogging is great. If you don't already do it you should give it a try. Everyone seems to have a unique story to tell or an interesting point of view on the world, and blogging about it attracts people who have similar interests or views as you do.
Many people tell me they would love to blog but don't feel like they have anything to say or they just don't want to put anything out because whatever they write isn't quite perfect.
The simple answer to this is 'don't censor yourself'!
We all do it each and everyday, some more than others. We think about what might happen if we say something wrong. Sometimes we are so hesitant that we miss the moment completely. I did this yesterday at lunch when I overheard two chaps on the next table talking about setting up an online social enterprise in an area that I know very well. I kept my mouth closed and probably missed out on making two new contacts and who knows what other adventures.
Yes we sometimes have to censor ourselves for self preservation! But is that little Mary Whitehouse in our heads a little bit too in control of what we are doing? Is she holding us back?
For some reason, I'm finding it hard to blog as often as I'd like. There's a number of topics that I want to discuss such as sleep patterns, travel plans, getting fit etc.. but I seem to be procrastinating by worrying that I need to research more. The censors have taken over!
So my mission for the next few days is to stop censoring myself, speak up more, write more, basically have a taste of my own medicine and get on with the adventure.