Afraid to Blog
I first started considering blogging a few years ago, but I have always been too scared to even pick a domain name. I have so many ideas, tips, and resources that I have wanted to share with others, but the idea of creating my own blog sounded impossible.
I was full of worries. First of all, how do you even do it? I had read countless posts about beginning the process, and my head was swimming with mysterious words like “domain name,” “host site,” and “WordPress.” I thought if I was so lost on just starting that I would never get to the point of technological knowledge needed to actually start a blog.
Then, I started to worry about my image. What if I started a blog and began bearing my opinions, interests, and lifestyle as a blogging “newb” to my friends and family? What would they THINK of me? Personal pride settled in and told me that I couldn’t risk my family seeing me fail if I didn’t have a monetized blog and 50,000 viewers within a few weeks.
My worst fear of all was the investment. What if I threw time and money into a new adventure and it didn’t pay off? After all, I was to share tips and resources that are helping my husband and I reach our financial goals quickly. Would paying for an “unnecessary” blog be a wise expense? Didn’t that counteract my goal in the first place?
But then, I met Briana Thomas of Briana-thomas.com. Briana and I met at community music festival, and somehow got chatting about her success in the blogging world. Not only did I find her blog interesting, but she graciously allowed me to annoy her with questions about blogging and ask about all my concerns. Her advice: just do it. She said you really have to just try it.
Her story inspired me, but I was still afraid. Until my husband (the smart-saver and cautious person that he is) encouraged me to just take the plunge. He fully supported me even though I have next to no idea what I’m doing. Here’s to being a newbie blogger. Maybe THAT should have been my blog title…”newbie blogger mrs b”…