We are all telling a story about ourselves online. The question is, how in control are you over your story? We get caught up in branding, ignoring the fact that a brand is truly just a story attached to a particular product or company. In this case, as the writer, you are the brand. What story are you telling?
Fear is crippling no matter what arena you seem to put it in. So writing is no different. So many of us have amazing words, thoughts, and ideas that we are simply afraid to put on paper or into a word doc. Sometimes we even get as far as actually writing, putting together our outline, writing the blog post or whatever the case may be and we never hit publish. We fear that when we solidify an experience by putting it into words that something will happen, yet most of us can’t really articulate what we think that will be.
I used to be a completely different person than I am now when it came to pursuing my dreams and goals. I always felt like I had to be a part of something bigger to learn the ropes first and then after I learned enough could venture out into the things that I wanted to do. It was stifling and it kept me from starting. I hear writers all the time talk about wanting to either start a blog or write a book and they are so stuck in their heads that they can’t even begin with the first step, which is to write.