Deciding to hit publish

I have been on a writing journey.

Having blogged for many years, I started studying for my Master’s degree and began reflecting seriously on questions of source critique and academic authority.

I also hung around Twitter, watching the venom with which people pounce on the smallest mistake or slightest revelation of imperfection.

These two journeys side-by-side made me apprehensive about hitting publish. While I would draft several posts per month, I would rarely end up publishing them for fear of having selected my words poorly.

And now I’m realizing that it’s important to practice putting things out there. Even when they’re not perfect.

Even in a world which likes to pounce on our mistakes.

I’ve been inspired in this by Seth Godin and his challenge to post something every day, and also by Jason Evans whose blog I have followed since 2003 and who still posts regularly