I know that many of you who follow the content of this site have your very own blog in which you relay powerful information too your own tribe. Blogs are such a powerful source of expression for many of us, but the pressure to produce quality content can be quite the stumbling block. With all the pressure to amass likes, tweets and shares it’s no wonder our inner genius spends most its time hiding. When the pressure starts to build and the internal debate starts to pick up, the thought spiral can take over:
“Wait, don’t press the publish button yet! You haven’t spent enough time editing it!”
“People probably think this content is too soft.”
“Should I say what I’m really thinking and feeling? Better not, they might think I’m crazy!”
“Nobody shared or liked my last post. They probably think this one is shit too!”
“Fuck me, this post is terrible. No one is going to like it! I’m going back to bed.”
At this point, the flow of information, and of life as we know it, has all come to a standstill. Your worthiness factor has shrunk to all time lows, and your quest to be a globally recognizable blogging figure has completely evaporated. Being a person of action, you waste no time and open a new tab in Chrome. You type Craigslist into the search bar, and then click on the Jobs section. In the matter of minutes you have totally convinced yourself that your online writing career has been fully exhausted, you surrender to the catastrophic defeat, and then start to accept the misery of your new life, that is working in cubicles from 9-5.
Although from an outsiders perspective a quick diagnosis of readers block may be assigned to the problem, but to you it feels like the end of the world. Not to worry my friends, we have a great video for you today that will help you push through this mental congestion, and hopefully get you back on that high horse of vernacular domination. Augusten Burroughs, you can take it from here!