We all probably know the Nike slogan: “Just do it!”, but I know that does not work for everyone. Because of that, my slogan for today is: “Give it a try!”
“Just do it” sounds like something we have been considering doing for a while, but are hesitant. So can “Give it a try”. However, the difference, as I see it, is the potential failure. “Just do it” makes it sound like all you need to do is go for it and all your problems will be solved. “Giving it a try” leaves room for error. It is not because I want you to fail, or that I think you will not succeed, it is because it does not put that much pressure as “Just do it” does. The latter just sounds like: “Get over yourself, you wuss.” The former is more like a cheer-leading chant, rooting for you.
Where am I going with that? I keep getting reminded that Labor Day Weekend is almost upon us. And that to me is a big blogging deal. Last year, just 3 months after I started blogging, I hosted a block party (yes, I named it “block” just like the street parties neighborhoods in the US have). It was a blog party, but I wanted to reflect the sense of the community. I greatly enjoyed it, and I hope those that participated then did, too. I have some plans for that this year, but all in due time.
In the past year (or so), I wrote more than 150 posts (now much for those that post once a day, but a lot for me). More than 130,000 words. Can you imagine? All of this because I decided to give it a try, and created a blog. It has definitely enriched my life. If you are just a newbie in the blogging world, I want to tell you to hang on. If you celebrated your 1 year, I want to tell you to keep going, because look at all you did. To those who have been blogging for (much) longer, CongratZ! You are whom I want to be when I grow up.
This is not only meant to be a blogging motivator. That is for ANYTHING in life. It might not work out, but you should give it a try if you really want to. What is the worse that can happen? What does not kill you makes you stronger. Right?
Do you like a more gentle kind of motivation, or a more direct one?
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