I have been trying to start a blog for a while. I have been nervous about various aspects like quality and “brand.” How good does my idea just have to be? If I am going to link to this from a twitter handle that is also work related, how relevant to work do my ideas have to be?
My new theory: just write it. Just show people my brain. I’m not polished. This is a blog. I have ideas. I have short sentences. I have longer sentences that morph into ideas that build but more often flow into a completely different idea. Sometimes I will delete and rewrite, other times I won’t.
I guess the challenge is to feel like the internet is a safe place. I like to be open and up front, but it is difficult to deal with not knowing my audience. I am always trying to be sensitive to my audience to communicate my message in a way that will be well received. You cannot please everyone with a blog.
So: I will find a voice. I think it will be shorter posts, with fewer theses (my formal writing training always involved a thesis and evidence). Perhaps they will just be observations, or thoughts, or who knows.
But they will be blog posts, so there.