So today is Day 3 of my 365 days towards blogging nirvana. 🙂
I may jest, but truthfully, I am very excited by the opportunity for me to free myself from the old chains of perfectionism and fear of criticism that evidently still impacted me to the degree that I thought this project was necessary. Certainly, a project like this can be useful for any creative person who is inclined toward the written word but just needs a way to get out of their own way. Count me among them!
One decision I have made is that I am not going to move, delete, or alter my earlier posts on this site. I admit to having some feelings of awkwardness or embarrassment about some of these posts (especially the wacky personal ones, not so much the financial ones). For me, these personal confession posts tend to have a bit of that “I’m-so-embarrassed-but-I’m-doing-this-anyway” feel to it that makes me cringe a little. Yet that sort of thing is exactly what this site was intended to help me overcome… so the posts stay!
Speaking of shyness/embarrassment/fear stuff (which is just so charming and helpful, isn’t it?), I thought about this blog for over a year and didn’t add ANYTHING to it. This is another reason for doing these daily posts…and to help make this easier to do (since it’s mandatory and all), I have removed any requirements of length, subject matter, or quality (besides, who really needs those anyway?). Surprise, surprise: I am finding that it helps me post daily when I only need to spend 10-20 minutes on it (contrast this to the hours and hours and hours I spent slaving over essays in high school and college and yet somehow was never satisfied).
Here’s to the helpful benefits of having low standards!