It’s not “what” – it’s “that”

How many people actually read this blog? How many will read it and dislike me?

Does it matter?

My ego uses those three questions to keep me off-line on a daily basis. Not today. Maybe tomorrow, but not today.

I LOVE writing, it is one of my true passions. The false beliefs of “no one reads it anyway” ¬†and “they are going to think you are just another stupid hack” and “what you have to say doesn’t really matter anyway” have kept me from here.

But not today. I have created a goal of giving attention to my writing for at least 30 minutes a day for the next 20 days.

Already I’m having to put much mental energy into reminding myself that I started this blog for my own purposes anyway. If nothing more comes of it than the practice of writing and posting on-line, that’s going to have to be good enough. My ego bucks at the idea, but True Self knows that it’s not what I write that counts at this point. It’s THAT I write.