Kathryn March 2nd, 2011
I tried to write a blog last night… and it just wasn’t working…. I had ‘writers block’ and just couldn’t seem to figure out where I was heading. So today I decided that instead of writing my own blog I would share someone else’s blog with you!
There is a blog that I visit regularly called ‘The Pioneer Woman‘ she blogs about many different things including cooking (…mmmm the food – So good!), homeschooling (brave woman!) and life on the ranch…plus she’s always good for a little humour. Anyway I came across a blog that she wrote called ‘Ten Important Things I’ve Learnt About Blogging’ I had already written a couple of blogs when I read this, but it inspired me to keep going and strengthened my resolve to blog regularly, and about anything.
The way her blog seems to have grown is incredible. I’m sure that when she started she didn’t imagine she would reach the heights she has. She holds all sorts of competitions, and has been on several morning talk shows. When she holds a competition she will receive atleast 20,000 – 30,000 entries…A far cry from the 70 odd people that visit this blog!
I would love to be able to create a blog, even half as good as hers… it’s just a matter of finding something that I can write about – and then knowing how to show it to the world!!! – any ideas!?
To me she seems a wonderful example of dedication and not being afraid to succeed. I know I have missed opportunities to succeed, because I was afraid… afraid of what others may think, afraid of the unknown, afraid of the heard work it’s going to take to get there, or being afraid of what what I would do if I actually did succeed… the list of fears that prevent us from doing things goes on and on. But perhaps one of the biggest fears that has stopped me, is the fear of putting my heart and soul into something – because if I fail, then it seems to be so much more devastating and painful. I’m slowly learning that it’s ok to take a risk – put your energy and heart into it – and if it doesn’t work out then you pick your head up and push forward. It’s an opportunity you have created to learn something, so take that lesson and move forward. In the end I know I won’t regret the lessons that I learnt…but I will regret the opportunities I missed.