The longer I write in the online space, the more insecure I become. It’s seems counterintuitive to me – you would think I would have gained experience, practice, success, courage but instead the only thing I seemed to have gained is added pressure and fear of rejection.
When I write in my own space it’s a little easier. I’m comfortable with my audience and what they expect to hear from me. But I struggle to write guest posts for other sites, even though I love them, because I never know if my words are good enough. Will they encourage the reader? Will my message resonate? What if it’s a complete and total flop?
Writing guest posts, joining as a contributor on new sites, and accepting speaking engagements this year are all part of my “yes” to wild obedience with my words. On the days I’d most like to hide in my own comfortable corner of the internet where the expectations are low, I’m learning to trust that God has a purpose for every open door – and every rejection. And I’m choosing to obey, to learn, and to move forward in confidence regardless of the result.
I’m sharing 4 tips on guest posting at the Declare Conference blog today – would love to see you over there!