It can be scary being visible. Especially when your default setting is hide behind the pot plant. I love to write-to write-to write but the sharing-is-caring part was trickier. One night in late September 2016 (I think it was a Thursday), I woke up and sat bolt upright. I had an idea, “A personal blog is what the world needs most right now”. That sorted, I went back to sleep for 9 hours, woke up, had 2 coffees (obvs.) and began to write. And I’ve been banging on about self-helpY stuff with gratuitous pop-culture references ever since.
From humble beginnings
At first I wrote and posted my blogs to my freshly formed wordpress site without telling a soul, except for my kinesiologist and life-coach obvs. It felt exciting and scary like I’d eaten a box of butterflies. Just take baby steps babes I told myself. After all, like the lady says in “The Secret” movie (crack for personal development junkies), you can baby step your way all the way up a mountain.
The next obstacle to lop over was the sharing-it part. I created the socials and began to share it on those, still feeling like I’d eaten something fluttery, and when the world didn’t end I began to (GASP!) share it on my personal pages and invite people to like it. It felt big even if no-one read it (but please read it). Some friends accepted and said they read and enjoy it and I for one believe them.
As Marianne Williamson says, Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us. Marianne Williamson for President (literally…Please USA).
Here comes the hot stepper
There’s always a block to overcome-to write it, to share it, to promote it, to mailchimp it. And the feeling of swallowing a basket of baby birds never goes away. Just keep baby-stepping and taking small actions towards your goals. The most views I ever got was when I put a link to my blog in my online dating profile. Strangely it didn’t translate into being asked out for dates. Who cared? I had a captive audience of Melbourne men aged 36-55. My target audience! Badass author Jen Sincero recounts a coach telling her, when she was feeling the cringe of sharing her business, would you rather be broke and cool or rich and cheesy? She chose the latter.
So shine your light and baby step, in spite of the boxes of butterflies and birds and cringe-factors, towards your dreams. In my case, world domination via personal blog. And sharing daggy dance videos. Vetty vs.dance!
Love and light and peeking through the pot plants xxx Yvette
Marianne Williamson: https://www.marianne2020.com/
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