10 Reasons Why This Blog Shouldn’t Be Published

Exactly what it says on the tin. Plus 1 Reason Why This Blog Should Be Published Anyways.

Do you sometimes struggle with making a decision? Because I do. I question myself all the time. So you can probably imagine how easy it is for me to start a blog. Or rather how easy it is for me to think of excuses not to do it.

  1. I’m fairly sure you’re supposed to have a rough plan for a blog you’re starting. There is no such plan.
  2. I’m tired (never the start of a good story or decision or text, ever).
  3. It could end up being a total flop with no one reading it.
  4. Right now I already don’t have a lot of free time. Adding another responsibility seems foolish.
  5. There are already thousands of blogs out there, what could I possibly offer that they don’t?
  6. What if people don’t like what I write? What if they get bored?
  7. Considering my track record, I’ll probably abandon this project in a few weeks at the latest. So why bother?
  8. Come to think of it, what am I supposed to write about all the time?
  9. WHAT THE FREAKING HECK AM I DOING?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!??!?!?
  10. (To further stress reason number 2, I didn’t even notice that I only had nine points until I re-read the list this morning.)

Now that I’ve given my self-doubt all the time in the world the time to talk me out of this, have indulged all my fears and self-pity, let’s give it up for The 1 Reason Why This Blog Should Be Published Anyways:

  1. I want to have this blog.

That’s why I’m scared. That’s why I care so much. That’s why I’m freaking out. I want to do this. And you know what? That’s more than enough reason to go ahead and do it.


Have you ever been too afraid to do something? Because sometimes I feel like I am like that all the time. Do you regret not doing that something?

Yours, Alex
a.k.a. the one who isn’t regretting publishing this post but try telling that to the panicked voices in her head