You never know where Open Roads will take you…

1,2,3 GO!

It just occurred to me why this part of the process is daunting (this blogging thing); everybody is doing it. Literally–everybody. Okay, not everybody, but millions of people blog. And I, with my oppositionally defiant personality, have been a blog snob. Or, more precisely, an anti-blog snob. You’ll never catch me blogging, no no no no no. You can see my dilemma. Another aspect of the “everyone’s doing it” construct is that my ego has hit pay dirt in its continual quest to prevent me from living large, using one of its best tools, comparison. Believe me, I never come out on the good end of that one. The pool of comparison possibilities has become unlimited. Oh, yay.

Fortunately, there’s a larger part of me that says, “thank you for sharing,” and goes on. It was that part that led me past the all the insistent goblins intent upon deterring me from the path to newspaperdom. As I hunker down today to finish up the February issue, I give a nod to all those intrepid bloggers, counting myself among them. I don’t have a clue yet how a blog and a magazine fit together, but I intend to find out. I didn’t have a clue three years ago as I was finishing up my second issue, which was my first February issue, what was in store, and today I have empirical evidence that if I don’t listen to the goblins, amazing things transpire.

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Comments on: "1,2,3 GO!" (1)

  1. Ouch…that comparison thing really strikes home. How many times has the
    fear of coming out on the short end of a coomparison kept me from trying
    something or making a commitment or even anonymously-for-godsake-joining
    in some activity? And that oppositionally defiant thing? A good way for
    me to disguise my fear that I’m not good enough. Which for me, was often
    confused with the need to be “the best.” Yeah, my big/grownup self often
    has to tell the rest of me thanks for sharing, now let’s move along…and
    life is so much richer when I listen!

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