Two reasons why writing scares me and why I still want to do it.
1. Accidental credit taking
I think it is my thought, but I actually read it somewhere and forgot about it.
When I say stuff people assume it is me saying smart things (hopefully and in best case). But writing something down makes it permanent. And it can be checked.
And someone reading this could be saying — this guy is stealing my stuff! That is tricky.
I wouldn’t like someone doing this to me.
The problem is that I am sincerely not sure if what I’m writing about is really my thought, or I have read it somewhere before.
I read so much stuff, from blog posts to articles to books that when it all mashes up in my brain — I just don’t know.
2. Someone who knows how to write will read this and say — this is terrible writing.
It is scary. I might fail. But if I don’t write I won’t get better.
Now I know this idea is not mine, it is Seth Godin speaking through me.
So, only thing to do is to ship, and hope for the best.
So why do I do it?
Because it is shit scary to get out of your comfort zone. And I think I like it.