But, what if I make a mistake?
In today’s How To Blog Video Series, I share my thoughts on giving up the idea that your writing has to be perfect in order to publish.
What I wish I would have said in this video: Because, I publish everyday I am on a timeline. One that has forced me to give up being perfect. Believe me, spelling errors and grammar mistakes drive me nuts — but, I don’t have an editor and I made a promise to post every single day — so I had to give up on the idea of being perfect.
Here’s what I really think: Getting over perfect is a form of self-love — seeing the bigger goal, the higher purpose in sharing your gifts.
For books and other “permanent” writing I advocate editing “by the book” as they say. But, because blogs are dynamic and can change, be edited, be updated on the fly, I believe it’s more important to share my thoughts — and publish — and then go back and change any glaring errors.
See if you can spot in this video: the Aquinnah lighthouse in the background.
Resources and Inspiration:
I first learned to write fast — and be okay with it — in Nancy Slonim Aronie’s Chilmark Writing Workshop. It takes place on Martha’s Vineyard during the summer and I highly recommend it for aspiring writers (and long-time authors too).
And, here is today’s video:
Link to the video on YouTube is below:
Why Am I Doing This?
I am somewhere in the Grand Canyon, rafting the Colorado River right now… which means I have no access to computers or an internet connection. So, while I am taking a trip down the river, I want to take you on a trip around Martha’s Vineyard, sharing both the sights I love on this little island and my favorite blogging tips.
It’s all in an effort to keep my promise to blog everyday this year and learn to lovemore and fearless. Did I mention I am afraid of the water? And, I am in a raft right now in the Grand Canyon?
I am keeping a diary while riding the waves and will report back as soon as we hike out of the canyon.
Until then, I attempt to answer the questions people ask me about how to blog in this video series. It’s not perfect…but it is published! And, that’s the point.