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Reflections on Word Camp, Denver 2015: Day One

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Day one of WordPress Word Camp, Denver 2015 has come and gone and the number one thing I learned is the same thing I've known all along. Writers write.

I've become paralyzed with setting up my WordPress blog; paralyzed by parent and child themes, by banners that won't display, finding the right picture to capture my essence...paralysis by analysis. But at some point in every presentation, no matter the topic, the presented pointed out that the success of the blog was ultimately dependent on the content.

Content I can do. I do do. All week at work, I produce content, often under unreasonable timetables and expectations. So why do I hesitate to sit and write at home?

  • Of course, the quickest excuse that leaps to my defense is that I do write all day. No one wants to do their job after hours.
  • And I'm tired; and I have chores to do; and I have a long commute.
  • However, I suspect that if I really looked close at the list of excuses, the most honest barrier is that I can't get past the fear that no one gives one little damn about anything I have to say.

Interestingly enough, if that's the real concern, that's a complete insult to God. It should be for His glory. It should be by His anointing. It should be out of gratitude and obedience to the gifts and talents I've been given. It's not my place to say its not worthy. And if I built it and no one comes? I assume it was for the building itself that I was called.

Luckily, I have a husband who believes in me more than I believe in myself and he keeps me working on my project. So...it looks like this writer needs to go write.

Paloma 6.13.15

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