Testing. Testing. 1, 2, 3. Testing.
Well, after spending way too long finding the “perfect” wordpress theme, I finally landed on one that fits my need. Admittedly, the process was drawn out far longer than it needed to be. All the themes look the same, yet I was extraordinarily and unnecessarily picky.
Not the right color.
Font is weird.
No Woocomerce integration?
I don’t like her photo.
You get the idea. I was pretty nonsensical…
The fearful part covertly attempted to sabotage the whole damn operations by using theme excuse as an insurmountable to our writing dreams. As if I couldn’t have just started writing on Microsoft Word. (But c’mon. Blogging on Microsoft Office? Honestly.)
It’s comparable to saying I’ve read so many books on how to start a business, y-combinator hacker threads, and four hour work week type bloggers, and yet I still haven’t taken any action on actually starting that business. Of course, I would never actually do that. Ahem.
“If You’re Not Embarrassed By The First Version Of Your Product, You’ve Launched Too Late”Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn Godfather
I’m a little embarrassed, admittedly more so than I should be. The embarrassment is blended with a heaping scoop of imposter syndrome and a dash of an overly embellished self-image of greatness.
I’ve created a few blogs in the past, but looking back at the motivations for creating those blogs–greed, power, status, image–I no longer agree with them. They were riddled with fear, and I’d prefer to not rebuild my life on top of mounds full of fear.
This time, my honest intention is to write as a form of self expression as honestly as I can.
Anyway, back to setting things up. At least, it’s a start!