Get Yourself Out There!: The Revival of My Blog

Posted October 2nd, 2011 by Julie Carriker

I seem to have a big problem with procrastination.


And success.


Actually, perhaps I ONLY have a problem with success, which manifests itself in the form of procrastination… or maybe I’m just lazy…?  And wishy-washy.


Case in point–THIS BLOG!  I started it about a year or so ago, and have done virtually nothing with it.  True, I wasn’t quite ready to do a blog, but seeing Deneen and Mike launch their blogs spurred me into action.  I have this problem with competition/proving myself, etc.


My list of “problems” keeps growing; procrastination, success, wishy-washiness, competition/proving myself, (is that one or two problems? yeah probably two).  Oh, and I tend to get off-track writing parenthetically.


So, where was I?  Oh yes, this blog.  I started it, then didn’t know what I wanted to do with it.  I came up with what I thought was a clever title, wrote my bio, etc., spiffed the whole thing up a bit, then abandoned it after only a couple postings.  I even wrote a few other entries, but didn’t ever post them!  What’s up with that?  Did NaNoWriMo last year derail me?  Honestly, I don’t even know all the reasons I let this blog fall by the wayside, I just know that I did.


I need to “build my platform,” as the writing books say, and do other SERIOUS things to get myself established as a “real writer,” so I can get an AGENT and a PUBLISHER!  I’m ready to FINALLY move myself forward in this process… whatever that may entail.  This revived blog is one of my first steps into that great beyond.


Wish me luck!

4 Responses to “Get Yourself Out There!: The Revival of My Blog”

  1. cScott

    I understand this all too well.

    I started *two* blogs (one silly, one serious), and haven’t update either of them in ages.

    Good to see you posting again! Maybe It’ll inspire me to do likewise. 🙂

  2. Julie Carriker

    Thanks, Scott! I know I NEED to write, yet so often fall off the writing wagon, or something. I think I probably have a lot of negative baggage associated with writing success, but I just have to get rid of it! I need to pull myself up by my bootstraps, or whatever, and GET ON WITH IT!

    I hope I have inspired you, as well as the other SharedWords writers, and that we ALL find the success we’ve worked for!

  3. Deneen Ansley

    Julie, I’m so glad to see you returning to this blog! You are not the only writer who has gotten way-laid and off-track!

    I love the wit you show in this, and I look forward to reading more and more of your journey. You know that, like you, I appreciate the deep stuff, the connective stuff, the stuff that I consider the REAL stuff, and Honey, you’ve GOT the real stuff!

  4. Julie Carriker

    Thank you, Deneen. I’m really going to DO this blog this time. Of course, I have LOTS of things I’m going to do–write this blog, finish polishing the two completed books, (Lee is currently reading through them for me, which excites me SO much!!!), work on my synopsis, (which intimidates the hell out of me!), start sending agent queries… oh yeah, and in the non-writing area I need to start regularly exercising.

    I’ll get to them though! I am READY for success! The time “feels” right, (at first I wrote “write” 🙂 ), for this project to find its market and TAKE OFF! Your encouragement and support is MUCH appreciated! Thank you.

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