I’ve shared my blog quite a lot and invited others to share it.
The one place I haven’t shared it? Facebook.
Why? That’s where the vast majority of my friends, many friends in real life, hang out.
So, why am I afraid of them seeing it? That’s actually a really good question as I consider myself a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) person. No airs, no pomp, no craziness, well, OK, there’s craziness.
But I’m not 1 person when you first meet me and a completely different person 3, 6, 9 months or 5 years later. I’m me and but I’m a work in progress. Maybe we all are.
So, I guess we’re back to why am I afraid to share? I mean, I’ve shared a lot publicly in the last year and it’s been to either ‘thank you for sharing and being brave’ or, frankly, yawns.
I guess I just wonder, or maybe my Inner Mean Girl wonders, what will your friends think? Is there anything I reveal that if someone knew they’d be done with me? Honestly, I doubt it. And, if they DID decide they were done with me and our friendship, maybe it was time for that anyway?
But then I think, what if someone sees it on Facebook and something spectacular comes out of it like, dreaming HUGE here, a book deal or a paid speaking engagement. I’ve been told by others with whom I’ve shared my life’s events that they’d buy my book or pay to hear me speak. I’ve always said, if it changes one life, it’s worth being scared but choosing vulnerability anyway.
To share on Facebook or not to share…THAT is the question…I think I have my answer!
Hmm…have you ever found yourself debating on a next step that feels huge to you? Or are you trying to figure out a next step or where to start? I’d love to hear from you!