I noticed something recently on one of the large, anyone can drop in a review places – and it bothered me. So I wrote a post about my feelings… and then I second guessed myself.
How often have you second guessed a post on your blog that wasn’t a review piece, but an opinion of your own? Are you brave and force through no matter what any other opinions might be? Or do you step back, take a second look and think… maybe I shouldn’t say this.
I want to be the first but more often am the second. And really, it’s just my opinion – it’s not like it’s brain surgery if I make a misstep someone dies. It’s a blog post, a discussion – my own opinion what do you think – kind of blog post. Yet I hesitate.
I think I hesitate because this isn’t a “big” blog. I mean, I’m relatively new, what right do I have to upset the apple cart. Do I really want to take the risk of losing readership when I’m still growing the blog? Or maybe I should be more concerned with being true to my own self and opinions on my own blog. Again, it is my opinion – if no one else agrees or even disagrees within 24 hours a hundred other new posts will have taken over my one opinion’s spot.
So why can’t I be braver? Why can’t I point out something that I see as wrong, instead of worrying about the opinion of others? I hate second guessing myself. And it needs to stop.
What about you? Do you hesitate? Do you post what is on your mind no matter what anyone else might think? Brave or Safe?