What’s a stiff blogger?
I don’t really know, I just made it up.
To me, it means that I can’t let the words flow without worrying questions creeping in and making my writing stiff and rigid. So, I’m a boring, over thinking blog writer. I know I am. I just don’t know how to stop my analysing thoughts and enjoy writing for what it is.
- How does that give anyone helpful content?
- I hate my writing. Will I look like an idiot if I don’t pick up the simple grammatical and spelling mistakes?
- Is this suitable for my blog?
- Could what I write be detrimental to becoming a picture book author?
- Why would anyone want to read about that?
I love writing but I hate it at the same time because I set boundaries on it. I keep more outrageous posts in a box under my bed and the ones I do post take copious amounts of time because I’m critically analysing all the whys, whats, whens and hows of the post.
I’m envious of bloggers who can churn out four blog posts a week. I manage one or two maximum because I worry too much about what to write about and if it’s worthy.
What to do about it?
I have to begin at the start.
I’m going to try to post on here more often. I’m going to rip the analysing thoughts aside and just write. I’m going to write posts that may bore you but they will be eventful to my family. I’m going to write about my children and their progress and I’m going to write about me. Until I break down the suffocating walls, I can’t provide useful content and I can’t improve my writing skills.
Easier said then done, huh?
Any words of wisdom from my relaxed and limp fellow bloggers would be wonderful?