So I spent some time last night and this morning getting caught up on my Blog Boss class with Blogging Your Way. Still feeling behind, and a bit frustrated that I don’t have unlimited time to peruse the forums, think deep thoughts and write profound posts that will revolutionize my blogging experience. I mean, I was looking at the class roster, which oh-so-conveniently shows the number of forum posts each person has contributed. My grand total so far? Two. That’s right, two. Some other chick? 30. 30!!! Honestly, the class has only been officially open just over a day!
So of course my brain defaults to the Type-A-ness of classifying my experience immediately as either failure or success. Guess which category my brain is trying to put me in already? You’re probably right. The glass is half empty.
And I’m feeling overwhelmed. Overwhelmed and under-qualified. Does that make sense? There are professional bloggers in this class, and here I am just trying to break into the scene as a writer. So that I can become a Writer one day. Yes, there’s a difference. I’ve mentioned it before – think about it.
So here’s my question – how do I take these feelings of inadequacy and channel them into a sense of purposeful, determined direction? What do you do? What advice would you give me, the beginning blogger and aspiring Writer?