Actually Blogging 201 has sorta been kicking my ass. Blogging 101? Loved it, got it, got a lot from it. Blogging 201 has a larger scope, bigger ideas and it is frankly making my brain hurt. Writing is all I want to do, and of course I want people to read. But examining my stats? Social media expansion? All that stuff makes me a little, well, nervous I guess. Can’t I just write, I find myself asking? Isn’t that enough?
You already know the answer. It’s not. We all want others to read our work and there are things we have to do to get ourselves going. It’s about knowing ourselves and what it is that we have to do in order to get what we want.
Which of course, leads me back to my favorite subject, and of course my favorite organ! My brain. I know my brain well enough to know that I resolutely go after my goals if I have the steps in mind. It’s not what my brain wants to do. My brain wants to write, read, assign ideas to categories, etc. It does not want to do hard work and things it thinks it’s not good at. But that’s only my frontal lobe. My limbic system, the area that processes emotions, knows that it will FEEL SO GOOD to get my work out there, and that’s what all this business is about. Like the quote from Charles Swindoll:
“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.”
On that note, off to read some of your fabulous blogs, and of course, get my brain to come along for the ride.
Thanks Lost Girl Blog for goal #2