Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Worthiness Wednesday #36 Dive in
I had been working on an entirely different Worthiness Wednesday post this morning while my little 'un was at her creative play session. It was quite a long and esoteric one, and it didn't seem to be coming together, so I saved it and got up to take a break and stretch my legs.
When I got back to my computer, there was an email from Gwen Bell, sent to all participants of #reverb10, announcing that she would no longer be hosting reverb. She suggested that folks host their own in 2o11 and provided a couple of tips and pointers to get started.
As I collected my little 'un, organised lunch, prompted her to finish her veggies, read her stories and tucked her in, I couldn't help but think: could I do it?
Of course, the No, You Couldn't Possibly! gremlins were not too far away:
How are you going to come up with 31 posts? No-one is going to read them, let alone do them! The people you are thinking of asking to do guest prompts are too busy for your unimportant projects! People who host these things tend to read every participant's contibution every day, and you don't have time to do that! How are you going to get a blog button organised in a couple of days? Remember last time you put a McLinky tool up on your blog? Ha! Who the hell do you think you are?
Well, I've decided.
As of tomorrow, you are warmly invited to check back in here to see what I have been able to conjure for something resembling #reverb11. Whatever form it takes, however it looks, you are most welcome to participate. If it looks in any way valuable or interesting -- with or without a blog button -- I'd be thrilled if you spread the word.
Sometimes, we just have to dive in, don't you think?
Is there anything that those No, You Couldn't Possibly! gremlins have been deterring you from this year? What would happen if you just ignored them and dove in?
If you're anything like me, diving in won't mean that those voices go away... a part of me will always be convinced that there is a reasonable chance I am going to fall flat on my face with this thing.
But is that the worse thing that could happen? I mean, I'm not aiming for fame and glory and a million blog readers here. I just loved being a part of #reverb10 and reckon it would be fun to keep it going in some form... and maybe, just maybe, I have something to offer.
And maybe, just maybe, the chance to flex my anti-gremlin muscle is a worthwhile exercise in itself.
So, will you dive in with me this week?
ARE YOU IN?