I have been challenged by Debby Bruck to write a blog. The problem is that I’ve never written a blog. She is encouraging me to share my thoughts with the world. But I’m just your average Joe, I’m not a talented writer. I’m not poetic and I don’t know how to make sentences flow so as they are profound. Who wants to read boring material? Will anyone read it if I write it and will they think I am not qualified to do this? What makes someone qualified to write a blog?
I think we all have a voice to be heard. We all have thoughts and ideas that are important to us. Yet I am shy about sharing mine. I fear someone else is probably more knowledgeable on any given subject and so maybe I should just leave the writing to them.
All I have are questions
Will others share my exact thoughts and concerns? Probably not. Does it matter that I am not an expert to write my opinion? What if no one else agrees with me? Will that make me all alone in this confusing world? Will people think less of me if I put myself out there and risk looking like an amateur?
Blogging is about sharing
I don’t know all the answers to my questions, but I do know that I have ideas, subjects and concerns that I care about and maybe, just maybe, there are others who share my beliefs. I will certainly never find out if I don’t put myself out there to be heard. If I keep my voice all to myself I will find that I am most definitely all alone in this world. Not everyone will agree with my opinions, but that’s what makes us all unique.
Fear prevents us from moving out of our comfort zone
So why is it that some of us are so afraid of being heard? Is it simply a fear of rejection? I’m not sure. I can tell you that this kind of feels good right now. I’m not putting any great effort into this, I’m just writing what I am feeling, pouring out what is in my head. This is way out of my comfort zone and I think I like it! I don’t see myself diving head first into the online social media, but maybe with small steps this won’t seem so out of place for me. I can’t stress enough that if I can do this, everyone can do this! So to all of my fellow introverts, join me in sharing our voices. Let’s put ourselves out there and tell everyone what we think, about anything and everything! We can do this!!
Thank you Debby, for encouraging me and believing in me!