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Fears of Writing Hubs and Blogs

Updated on September 21, 2009

Fingers on the keyboard gently tapping the keys, but not pushing them. I have thoughts about writing another hub, but something is stopping me.

Some ideas are already written out, and some are still in my mind waiting to be written. Yet the keys are still not being pressed. All it would take is to hit the first key.

Yet I rather go refill my glass with more ice tea than press that first key that would set the thoughts and words in motion. Which would eventually lead to sharing my ideas, thoughts, experiences, and passions with others. It is not really that hard or terrifying, or is it?

To share an idea, and have it put down by others is hard. To potentially have someone say it is no good or not well developed and go work on it some more is difficult to take. To have someone challenge you, or say out right you are wrong could be devastating.

It could make you question what you are writing, why you are writing, what you believe to be true. It could, if you let other opinions sway you.

Yes the writing could always be a little bit better. The descriptions could always be a little bit more detailed. The ideas could always be a little more clearer. Yet that could be said for just about everything including the best selling novels.

Why not just tap that first key to get things started. You don't have to be perfect. But, but what? The opinionated piece, the hub about your faith, the blog about what you believe could have others saying you got it backwards.

What? You don't have a spine? Are other opinions that important to you? Are your beliefs not that strong? Fear you might actually have it wrong?

Don't you think your opinions could actually be right even if it seems many others are against it? Maybe just sharing your beliefs, ideas, feelings, and experiences will help someone else. Maybe someone wants or needs the information you have to share.

Wouldn't you want to know if a political opinion or idea you had was wrong, because you were fed the wrong information to begin with? Wouldn't you want to know if you did misinterpret what you are studying? Wouldn't you want to know if you had a message in the Bible wrong?

Wouldn't the discussion be good that reveals the truth, or the potential that both truths are right? Wouldn't a discussion help you to obtain a better backbone, and help strengthen what you believe in? Haven't you thought God could use your writing, ideas, and thoughts to touch someone else?

What are you waiting for? You never know what can be or could be needed by someone else. What you say could be very important. One of your hubs or blogs could sky rocket to the top. Take a breath, and press that first key that can take you on a hubbing and/or blogging journey of a lifetime.

Yes, I'm writing this to you as well as my self. Go ahead and experience a journey of a life time.


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    • Bible Studies profile image

      Bible Studies 8 years ago from PA

      Thank you to both of you. I'm going forward and going to try my best.

      Immartin, yes that is another fear. I'm not sure which is worse not being heard, or being heard and having others shout you down.

      Right now we all need to push past our fears, so we can accomplish something. Many times we don't realize that something could end up being bigger than we ever expected.

      I wanted you to know I didn't ignore your comment either. :)

      God bless both of you.

      Thanks for the replies.

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      lmmartin 8 years ago from Alberta and Florida

      Sorry if my logo is here twice. I'm having trouble with my fingers and my keyboard today.

      Again, Bless you.

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      lmmartin 8 years ago from Alberta and Florida

      Fear is the stumbling block of any endeavor. Fear holds us back from discovering our true potential. We must ignore it and push forwards, otherwise we will never accomplish anything. And isn't that what we're really afraid of?

      Opinions can never be right or wrong, so don't be afraid of dissent. Dissent doesn't bother me, what does strike fear into my heart is speaking up, and then being ignored.

      Here is a comment to let you know, you are not being ignored.

      Bless you.

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      James A Watkins 8 years ago from Chicago

      Thank you for sharing your fears here. Just go ahead and do it! The Lord will bless you for your testimony.