1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..
I call myself an extrovert. I really believe it’s true. I’m recharged by being with people. But that doesn’t mean it comes easily for me to be with people.
I always want to join in. I want to be a part of what’s going on. But I don’t know how. Or doubt creeps in. What if I say something stupid?
It’s hard to take that first step.
I’m attending the Allume Social conference in October. I really can’t describe to you how excited I am. I’ve never done anything like this in my life before. I’m flying across the country to stay in a hotel room with 3 people I met on the internet! My husband is worried they are going to attack me or something.
But this is me joining in. This is me stepping out. I won’t be able to hide in my room if I get nervous.
I’m psyching myself up to be brave. To initiate conversations. To cash in on all those hugs I’ve been promised and promised to others.
Maybe we’ll be like the teenie boppers and get our phones out and tweet each other while we’re in the same room. That’ll feel more normal to us.
Seriously though. I just want to join in. I want to be a part of this group. I want to come home having strengthened some life-long friendships.
I don’t want to look back and regret not stepping out and taking the risk.
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