Happy 2014! I feel like I haven’t come close to meeting my blogging goals. And they aren’t even that lofty! But new year, new start! (Ok 6 days into the new year and I’m just starting to figure out my goals, that’s not that bad.) One of the things that prevents me from blogging more often is that I feel like I need to do it perfectly. Time it perfectly so I’m posting when people are reading. Write something useful, poignant, funny… it’s a lot of pressure! I’ll come up with an idea for a blog post and then tell myself I’ll write it later. When it’s the perfect time. When I have more thoughts collected. When I can take a great picture to go with.
But no. No I don’t. I don’t have to be perfect. I’m pretty darn far from perfect in every area of my life and I accept that… so why do I think I have to be a perfect blogger? For someone who’s not even trying to be a professional blogger, that’s a pretty weird thing in which to demand perfection.
Know what’s worse than a less-than-perfect blog post? No post at all. So it’s time for me to get over myself and just blog. Just to say hi. Just to celebrate new designs. Just to share a tip I’ve come across. Just to ask for help. Just to give a shout out to my super talented friends. Just to connect. Just to be a part of the blogosphere.
So here it is. My perfectly imperfect blog post. About blogging. About being imperfect. And about being ok with that!
So here’s your call to action. Whether you’re a blogger or a mom or an entrepreneur or a designer or all of the above or none of the above, I want you to think of something you want to do and just do it. Imperfectly. I don’t want you to open facebook first and get sucked into what your friends are doing. I don’t want you to empty the dishwasher or fold the laundry. I don’t want you to find a million other things you can do almost perfectly so that you put off the thing you can’t do anywhere close to perfectly. Whatever it is that you want to do, I want you to stop and do it. Right now. Even if you know you don’t have time to finish, I want you to start. Even if you know you can’t possibly do a halfway decent job, I want you to try.
Then I want you to comment below and tell me what it was so I can cheer for you!