Anxiety About Writing

I really want to get back into writing as both a hobby and a potential long term career goal, and as such, I have been thinking about it more, planning out ideas, and talking to others about what I would like to do.

The biggest issue I’m having is that when I think about writing in a more “professional” manner, I have an almost overwhelming sense of anxiety.

For those of you that don’t know, I used to be a full time blogger. I made my living from writing articles for various blogs and websites. Unfortunately, later in my career, money became more of a focus, and I pushed myself too far. I wrote on topics that I didn’t enjoy for too long, and burned myself out.

Now, I sometimes have troubles even writing on this personal blog, a place where I’m not trying to do anything but communicate with my friends and family, as well as keep a personal index of my life.

I am not yet certain how I can shake this anxiety, though I wish I had someone to partner up with so that the burden of success or failure was shared. I’ve always found joint projects to be more interesting and engaging. Hence why I was co-host on so many podcasts, and one of a stable of writers on so many blogs.

I would really like to get back into building sites though. Teach people what I’ve learned about marketing, technology, and more. I’ve always been a very opinionated person, and there is nothing I like more than keeping up to date on what is going on in the world of technology, marketing, WordPress, and more.

Of course all the topics I’m the most interested in are all heavily saturated, but I have to stick to my passions, or it will never happen.

As for writing on someone else’s blog, it is an option I’m slowly exploring as there are opportunities out there, but I don’t think I can get out there and do that until I’ve gotten past this mental roadblock.

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  1. stephanie

    I’ve decided to plunge ahead with my dreams and goals for once, I have two amazon books coming out at the beginning of January, hired my brother to design covers for me and figured since I’m so good at social networking I’ll self promote and see how it works out and whether or not I can actually get it off the ground. I’m nervous as hell but it’s about time I just went for it. I wish you all the look in going after your own dreams!

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