Email: Keen to start a blog. What kind of initial emotions do bloggers feel? (US)
OMG. OK. It’s such a deeply personal experience, quite difficult to put into words or generalise. Usually, the range of sensitive emotions vary from feeling ‘not good enough’, ‘risk of creative criticism, parallel comparisons, failure to measure up to expectations’.
However, with a blend of passion, purpose, playfulness we can mostly manage critical self-talk, practice positivity & self-compassion. It’s important to believe we write because we just can’t not write! A clear ethos for the blog helps. Realistically, it’s essential to find inherent joy, balance, gratitude, inspiration in writing. Worth keeping expectations of content validation as low as possible. Good writing is simple, natural. An intuitive, infinite, incredible way of creative self-expression. All the best.