Tuesday, April 26, 2016

V is Vulnerable - #AtoZChallenge

Today's word is Vulnerable...

Blogging to allow the world to see your words in a public arena certainly creates a vulnerable feeling. One’s mind can often race with the thoughts, “What if no one likes what I write?” “What if I get bad reviews from my writing?” “What if no one visits and comments at my blog?” Stop that naysayer in its path and squash those negative thoughts and write what you enjoy and expect to feel vulnerable at times. As you begin to build your platform and cultivate relationships from near and far the feeling of positive connections will help in erasing the feeling of vulnerability.

Do you let the feeling of being vulnerable to paralyze you in your endeavors? If so, how do overcome it? 

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  1. Doesn't stop me from blogging. I just don't get too personal and then I don't have to worry about it.

  2. I always have that feeling when I post a blog and until I get a comment. I don't let it stop me because I enjoy blogging.

    ~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

    1. You go girl! It's amazing how one comment can make my creative juices flow even more!

  3. I try and remember that the only way to grow and learn as a writer is to push forward. Some days that works, and some days it doesn't.

  4. Blogging makes me feel vulnerable because I have Asperger Syndrome and have fears about social interactions, even online ones. I am also very outspoken and get attacked online a lot. But the worse people insult me, the less notice I take of their opinion. What kind of internet troll insults a disabled lady's cat?

    On my own A to Z post the word 'Vulnerability' was my theme, but it was specifically about the vulnerabilities of zombies.


    1. I can't stand people that use the comfort of their keyboards to be mean. There is a way to engaged our differences without being mean.

  5. I have felt vulnerable during this challenge as I've had to write quickly. Normally I spend ages on my blog post before gaining the courage to hit that publish button. I did do some prep for the A to Z but now we are down to the last week, I am getting up early to write the post. It has helped me to stop fretting so much and get on with it. The blogging community is so supportive, if I'm not on form for a post, it doesn't matter. There's always another one :) And if there is a big blunder, it can be edited :)Great post!

    1. I hear you on the vulnerability of this challenged, but as you said the blogging community as a whole are very supportive. I'm glad that beyond the April A-Z Challenge that I don't blog every day, it's way too much pressure.

  6. Thankfully I am old enough not care what people think AND old enough not to post every thought that comes into my head :)

  7. I'm with @mshatch on this one. All that I write or think or am does not belong out there for the world to discover.

  8. Definitely used to paralyse me a lot. I really needed to put effort to get moving. But I have grown out of it a lot now.
    #AtoZChallenge - V is for Videos

  9. I try not to let it, but it's something constantly on my mind.


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