AgapeLady’s Blog

January 20, 2009

The Fear of Blogging

Filed under: Encouragement,Religion,Uncategorized — agapelady @ 12:07 AM

Cue the scary music… note the rapid pulse… what IS it that causes this fear of blogging?

I used to think blogging was easy, but after the initial feelings of elation because I had actually written my first blog, I began to feel a little bit nervous. I mean, what if people didn’t like my blog? What if they didn’t like ME? And it hit me – that’s what I’m all about. That’s what AGAPE is all about. Unconditional love and acceptance.

The reason so many of us fail to blog… or try new things… or put ourselves out there is due to the fear of being disliked or unaccepted. We don’t like criticism as a rule. But the Bible talks about perfect love casting out fear – 1 John 4:18 –  and – although I personally can’t admit to offering perfect (fully developed and complete) love, I do intentionally seek to offer that “perfect” love to others. By that, I mean that when I am truly living my life for God as I endeavor to do… I become a channel for Him and share His love, which is – in fact – Perfect.

With that thought, I can’t help but think that this topic is quite appropriate because my whole purpose for this blog is to provide a SAFE place. This blog is intended to address a variety of topics that will touch on love and encouragement in some shape or form. I know many of you want to know me, but this blog really isn’t about ME as much as about YOU and the Lord I serve. (That’s not to say I won’t tell you more about myself in the coming months.) I hope that this blog will be a blessing to those of you who read it. And, even if you don’t agree with my personal beliefs, I hope you will check back in on my blog anyway.

This is to be a safe place for sharing… a place of encouragement, warmth and LOVE, which can lead to hope and healing. If I can express that love to you in some small measure, then I will feel this blog is a success.  If any of you feel the need to write or address a comment to me, I will do all I can to encourage and uplift you. I’m not good at the tech end of this, but if you want to add a comment to share some pain or need anonymously, I encourage you to do so. I really, truly want to express that perfect love to all of you. So there is no fear here. And the fear of blogging is gone. Because the perfect love that holds me has cast it out.

Love & blessings,

AgapeLady

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8 Comments »

  1. Nice to see you blogging. I am sure you’ll find it an enjoyable experience. Don’t be afraid to get personal, and speak from the heart. We often share so many experiences we are reluctant to share, but as you said, we don’t need to fear.

    Comment by Bud Gallant — January 20, 2009 @ 2:07 AM | Reply

  2. Scary is when you don’t feel you deserve the love of others. I used to feel that way when I was a misguided young man. Now that I am a misguided old fart, I am not as scared anymore when people offer me love. I have come to accept love instead of resist it.

    Problem with our society is that people do not realize that they need love more than they need food! If people were indeed getting the love that they so desperately need, they would eat less.

    So help out the obesity problem in this world… show some love to the love starved!

    Thanks for a terrific blog!

    I love you!

    Micheal

    Comment by Micheal Savoie — January 20, 2009 @ 3:38 AM | Reply

  3. Thanks for being so open.

    Comment by Jason Mitchener — January 20, 2009 @ 8:35 AM | Reply

  4. Love the direction you’re taking with your blog. It’s so important to have safe havens where people feel welcome to be themselves!

    Thanks for sharing your fear and moving ahead anyway! I know that will inspire others not only to share at your blog, but to follow their passion – whatever it is -even if they’re “scared”!

    My best,

    Dr. K

    Comment by Dr. Fern Kazlow — January 21, 2009 @ 3:34 AM | Reply

  5. I have been talking so much about fear these days! I love your honesty! AND I love that you have added a “look”! Rember it might not be fear – it might be a flutter – which is a good thing!

    Ann Evanston
    ZenaWomen.com
    the Warrior is within You

    Comment by Ann Evanston — January 22, 2009 @ 2:07 AM | Reply

  6. Your blog is nice, like you. I really appreciate reading your heart-felt notes here. And it is fun to have made friends with you on Twitter too. Keep up the good work coz we appreciate you.

    Mark Nolan

    Comment by Mark Nolan — January 24, 2009 @ 12:13 AM | Reply

  7. Well written blog. Write from your heart, your experience, knowledge, feelings, etc. You will come across as you, not someone you think people want to hear. Do not be afraid of being controversial. This way you will attract to you the people you want.

    All the best
    Fred Hodgins
    http://www.fredhodgins.com
    http://www.5megatrends.com

    Comment by Fred Hodgins — January 25, 2009 @ 1:07 AM | Reply

  8. You are a blessings, you write with warmth and caring words. Thank you for allowing the Lord to work through you. Blessings back to you. PS I don’t have a blog yet, but I’m working on it. You can also follow me on twitter now, it’s not blocked or join me on facebook.

    Comment by Belma Baca — February 11, 2009 @ 12:12 PM | Reply


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