Scriptophobia- Fear of writing in public.
It’s a real thing, believe it or not, although, I’m not 100 percent sure when you’d have to write “in public.” On a chalkboard or whiteboard? During a presentation?
I’m not sure if it refers to the act of writing in public—or perhaps the presentation of one’s writing in public.
Ooooh. Does that sound a little more familiar?
Fear of Blogging (authentically)
I actually see this all the time. You can tell when someone has a fear of (authentic) blogging in a couple of different ways:
Maybe they don’t post …
When I struck out on my own, free from the 60+ hour workweeks of the full-time journalism rat race, I decided to start a blog. I was an award-winning local food writer, so a local food blog seemed like a perfect fit. I knew people made money from blogging (though I didn’t know how) and it seemed like something I’d enjoy.
As I talked about in my post about Marie Forleo’s BSchool, that first idea was a flop, and when …
Over the last few weeks, we’ve been talking about the 5 Ws of creating your blog editorial calendar. I’ve spent a couple thousand words working on educating you about all the different parts to consider when you’re considering what to write about for your business blog.
But none of it is worth a hill of beans if you don’t have your WHY figured …
You’ve written an amazing blog post. I mean, it’s maybe some of the most epic stuff you’ve ever written. You made yourself cry. This blog post is literally going to change the world of anyone who reads it.
You hit publish.
Nothing happens. For days. Digital crickets.
“Is it me?” you wonder as you try not to refresh the page for the hundredth time, looking for a comment, a like, anything. “Maybe it wasn’t as good as I thought it was… Maybe I’m a terrible writer… Maybe I should just pack it all in and …