Wednesday, October 5, 2011
I'm in Katie's Army now
I am thrilled to have been recruited by the wonderful Katie of the blog Sluiter Nation.
And all I had to do was write a blog post for her.
This one: Tribes
Now, if you know me and the gifts that ADD has bestowed in my life, you'll know this "little thing" had me tied up in knots all weekend.
I do guest posts. I love to guest. But I always get anxious when writing for others and not just myself.
And since anxiety makes me uncomfortable? I avoid and procrastinate. And then you add in my perfectionism, my being unable to just write and release?
That means I turn in my guest posts at the weee end of when they've been asked for, sliding in right under the wire. Sorry folks.
I always swear next time will be different.
But I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you.
I even wrote a post about it called "I Fear I Make a Terrible Guest."
So why do I keep subjecting myself to the stress?
Because I love communities, being connected to something larger than myself. Because the glue that holds the bloggosphere together is a combination of guest posting, commenting and linking (plus a healthy dose of Twitter and Facebook and other social media tools).
Being a part of something.
Which, coincidentally, is the theme I was asked to write on, and came up with this post for Katie:
Which you should go read over at her blog.
And then you should stay and read Katie. She is wonderful. Generous. Funny. Genuine. The real deal. A mom. A writer. A friend.
I am so thankful to her for having me today.
(Go. Read. See you back here tomorrow.)
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