I have to admit, the short format of a blog post doesn’t come naturally to me … yet. I’m more comfortable with newsletters and thought pieces which have a different style and approach. I’ve been doing those for so long that I don’t even have to think about it.
But I’ve learned not to worry about “yet.” Yet is what trips people up when they start something new. It doesn’t feel quite right; you have to focus and pay attention; you’re not sure if you’re on the right track or if you’re even creating something of value.
But here’s what I know for sure: The best way to get to “yet” is to just keep doing it. Keep writing your newsletter, keep posting to your blog, keep networking with people who live and work nearby. Don’t worry so much about “doing it right” — for now, just commit to doing it.
If your experience is anything like mine, it will get easier, better and more fun over time. Don’t wait, go now.
“Yet is what trips people up when they start something new.” Sheer, simple genius.
I couldn’t agree more, I got my job at TemplateZone a year and a half after I graduated with a philosophy degree. I took over the social media aspect and started out VERY rough around the edges.
My philosophy training made my writing very rigid and robotic. Now I have generated a more personable tone, well maybe not the most personable yet but I am chugging along (Little Engine that Could chug not college party chug)
Love the site, and it looks like we are both in Mass!