Building blocks for my blog

It has always fascinated me how bloody hard it is to post what I write, if I have to come clean the main reason I am so interested in helping other people to get their blog moving is so it compels me further into action.

The more work we do on the podcasts, London Bloggers Meet Up and meet with content creators the more I am inspired and motivated.

I still return to the line that first made the penny drop for me about the Internet. I was listening to "The 8th Habit" by Stephen Covey, in the opening chapter he quotes from this little book with a funny name "The Clue train Manifesto" he shares how the Internet has given people back their voice and how this ties in with the principle behind the "8th Habit" "find your voice and help others find theirs".

I was hooked, it showed how we can connect at a deeper level, express ourselves better and find our "art". What is so exciting about the world in the last few years is that the move from the "industrial complex" is getting faster and faster. The explosion of coworking groups in London in the last two years is fantastic, the quest for BYOD to work, remote working and mobile working is amazing.

My latest rant as a result of the podcast is that writing and selling are the hard parts of business, Seth Godin highlighted that in our podcast. Blogging is steeped in fear, when you blog you put your idea there for others to mock or celebrate, it is more comfortable to not "ship". Jeremy Waite said at London Bloggers Meet Up last year that if you feel ok when you post your first post you have waited too long.

These insights make me laugh and cry at the same time, they are too close to home. One last one I heard a blogger say is that she "writes to find out what she thinks" this is the real reward for me on this blog here. Engaging People is my helpful blog, this here is my thinking blog.