We were praised in high school for getting straight As. It was all about dotting your i’s and crossing your t’s, and following instructions to nth degree.You’d get penalties for spelling mistakes and not formatting your paper right. For not handing in a paper on time or being late to class. The school system is designed to streamline you to be as “perfect” as you can.
School Ruined Blogging
So it’s no wonder many of us are afraid of blogging. It’s not that we don’t know what to write, or that it will take us too long, we’re worried that it won’t be good enough. That it won’t be perfect. That someone will call us up and say, “
I can’t believe you wrote that. What were you thinking
?”That fear is enough to put the “do a blog post” on the back burn, eternally.And who’s to blame?