One of the things I noticed myself getting caught up in was reading other people’s content versus creating my own. If you do this long enough, it becomes difficult to step outside of everybody else’s opinions and form your own. I kept wondering why things weren’t growing and developing the way I wanted them to and the answer was that I was spreading the messages of others and not bringing my own two cents to the table.
You can run into the predicament of lacking enough confidence to just put your content out there. There needs to be a reconciling of all of this that will hopefully lead to you just shipping (as Seth Godin puts it http://sethgodin.typepad.com/ ) your content and once you do this consistently for a while, by default you will get use to it and far more comfortable with it.
gina d. says
Good point Matt. But if I did not read your blog I would not be inspired : )
I’ve been reading Seths blog almost everyday and he has been so dead on. I have not written in my blog for far to long and it’s damn time I start!
I agree Gina, I think a lot of people spend too much time reading rather than putting their ideas and thoughts out there. I read Seth’s stuff everyday too, but I need to monitor my time because it’s so easy to slip away into the World Wide Web. I feel like I have important things to say as well as wanting to leave my own mark on things, so I need to push myself to spend time creating rather than just absorbing!! Love ya!!