Stumbled across I’m not here to make frenemies via merlinmann. I read several posts, and I subscribed to the feed.
And it highlighted something which still amazes me with the combination of personal publishing (+ Google’s insatiable appetite to index) : Good, new things will see the light (if you are looking), and cool things will happen if you participate.
It made me wonder, why I don’t I write here more? I’ve never considered myself a blogger or writer – more like a perpetual tinkerer/learner of digital tools. But, I really don’t think I ever installed blog software to keep up on software updates.
I admire when people put themselves out there like the writer at frenimes has – whether it’s writing, art, music – whatever.
For the most part, I’ve been standing on the digital sidelines more often than not. I’ve been posting here on and off for 5+ years, so why the perpetual fits and starts? If nothing else, maybe I’d become a better writer.
Yeah, I get busy. Yeah, I’d love to have more ‘offscreen’ time and hobbies. But mostly, I think I get stuck on appearing as (or becoming) one of those blowhard phony self-obsessed writer types – even though there are many examples of people who I follow who aren’t like that at all. I guess I psyche myself out.
Kind of like watching my daughter hesitate jumping into the pool. I’ve been doing that for 5 years.
I’m not going to call it a resolution, but an observation I’m putting out there. In any case, thanks for the nudge, shellysurname.