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The Doing Is The Thing

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It’s been a few months since I’ve posted here. I’ve really been struggling with it. Finding the time to write and then feeling inadequate about my writing skills and interest in my posts.

I just finished reading the preface to Amy Poehler’s “Yes Please“. She talks about how ugly the process of writing is…How when most writers are asked, they make the process sound easy and wonderful. But it’s really the opposite. She speaks to her insecurities about the book. It was such a relief to hear her admit her challenges. Misery loves company, right?

As I started working & thinking of ways to bring Nerdy Girl Supplies™ to light and getting the word out, starting a blog was logical. It’s even in the business plan. Easy right? That’s how everyone’s making it. And there are all of these free resources out there to help you.

“A years worth of blog posts in just 20 minutes!”

“Get your blog started in 5 minutes!”

When considering this I was thinking “I got this! I’ve got topics out the wazoo. And I have the knowledge and skill to set up the blog. This is gonna be a breeze.” HA! It’s the writing itself that’s intimidating…or maybe it’s the audience. Or at least the perceived audience. Maybe it’s both.

I read a lot of blogs including ones by my friends. They are so well written and wonderful to read. It must have been effortless for them to write. Then I read over mine and think ‘meh’. Nobody is going to care enough to click the link to read much less subscribe to see more. So I don’t put it up.

You do it because the doing of it is the thing. The doing is the thing.

When I read that in her book, a light bulb went off. Writing my blog is about getting my thoughts and struggles out so I can examine them. You (hopefully there is a you out there) reading this is not the thing. You reading is a bonus.

So I’m off with this new sense of purpose to write and create. If you’re looking for some great inspiration and honesty, I suggest reading Amy Poehler’s new book, Yes Please. And, if you’re feeling up to it, subscribing to the blog below 🙂


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