Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween Scare: Starting a Blog!

This is my first blog post and I'll admit to some major anxiety.

I've been a blogger for Buzz Prevention for the past few months and it's been an awesome experience. I love what I'm doing there. Thanks to anyone and everyone's who has read some of my posts.

I've toyed with the idea of starting a personal blog for quite some time. Yet I keep putting it off. Quite frankly it scares me. Something about sharing the details of my daily life feels incredibly transparent and personal. I know I only have to write about what I want to write about, yet the nervousness remains.

However a writing job I just got requires a personal blog, so it's time for me to step out of my comfort zone and start a blog. It was the kick in the behind I needed to get going.

"Stepping out of my Comfort Zone" could quite easily be the theme for my whole life in the last few years. In future posts I hope to share more of my story -- becoming a foster parent. Losing almost 100 lbs. Moving from a total couch potato to someone who now does Triathlons. Getting our family finances in order (attempting to). Becoming a freelance writer.

One thing I've learned about stepping out of my comfort zone is that the first step is usually the hardest. So thanks for sharing in my first and hardest step, and I hope we can share many more hours of words and ideas together!


KathyWyant said...

congrats for getting over the obstacle of starting. We both know that the first step is often the hardest!

Sara said...

Thanks, Kathy. Now, when are you going to start a blog? :)

coffeeboone said...

Blogging can get quite addictive! I already ran a personal blog, a writing-work blog, a Yoga blog, a Buddhism blog, a San Francisco music blog AND a local ornithology blog BEFORE starting at Buzz!

Melanie said...

Welcome to the world of personal blogging! You'll do great and I look forward to reading about your life!

JJCMOMMA said...

Blogging is great Sara! That's how I keep up with my kids on both ends of the country!