Famed scaredycat who is intimidated by your successful, well read sort of blog peeps, has had a revelation.
I saw an offer to host guest posts on a "big" blog I read regularly.
My first reaction was to quiver and think "nooooo, set myself up for rejection, not on your bleeding nelly."
But then from nowhere the goddess of the lily livered kicked me up the bum, took over the keyboard and volunteered me while I whimpered in the corner going "wot you do that for ?"
The Big Intimidating Blogger turned out to be ....incredibly lovely, friendly, helpful and encouraging.
Like, as in ...lots and lots.
And then I wrote my guest post.
And she was STILL incredibly lovely, friendly, helpful and encouraging.
Which I think was probably the most important gain of this exercise.
Doing something new doesn't automatically equate with poking your head in a lion's cage and waiting for it to get bitten off.
Many thanks to Mid Atlantic English, fellow expat and all round good egg, for not just the opportunity to move outside of my comfort zone, but for holding my hand along the way. Well above the call of duty.
If they introduce a category along the lines of encouraging new bloggers in all the bloggy awards, she'd win.
If anybody else fancies doing a guest post, but has the collywibbles, I think the above blog is a great place to start.
Here is my guest post on her blog entitled
Cultural Shocker of the Parental Kind