OK, well the biggest lesson I learned if I make a challenge to write 10 blog posts and post them every 3 days is I better write them first. Haha. Well I have 9 days left to write 6 more posts I think, so I still have a bit of time. I also think that I need to make a better estimate of what I can get done while working full time.
Some other challenges that have got in my way these last two weeks. I can’t seem to update any changes on my http://www.jackiebeyer.com website I created with iWeb. I remember someone from Godaddy telling me they didn’t think iWeb was supported anymore and I am wondering if this has finally come into effect for me an I have to redo my whole site. I am avoiding this thought as I can’t imagine having to redo all of that work, but I suppose it’s a possibility. Maybe the next site will go faster?
I am also still trying to learn how to put an email capture form up on my WordPress blogs. I think perhaps I am going to have to buy a hosting site? Or maybe I just need to call Godaddy support? I have an account with them. I don’t know. It all seems much more complicated then I expected. And I have watched several videos etc. I have learned a lot about other topics for future reference but I still haven’t solved this problem on my blog itself.
I have done a lot of reading. Thanks to Stephen King’s On Writing I don’t feel guilty about this at all. I actually feel like this is the best thing for me to do. He has a schedule he keeps where he writes 2o00 words each day no matter how long it takes. The rest of the day is spent reading. Since I am working full time, there are lots of days where the only energy I have left is to read so I feel like if I read on those days and other days when I am in the writing mode and can write 2000-5000 words in a day, that works best for me. Perhaps it’s an excuse not to be as disciplined as some but it works for me right now.
I think I had a bit of impostor syndrome creep in as well. I feel like I constantly hear people say “You need to add value” in order to build a following, and I wondered what value I am really offering. I guess eventually following my journey might add some value to your life. I hope so anyway.
Do you ever get impostor syndrome? How do you overcome it? What challenges have you succeeded in and what ones have made you feel like you met your match? I’d love to hear your thoughts.