Be a brave blogger

 

Sometimes the most interesting, heartfelt and conversation-starting posts are the ones where we have written in a style outside our comfort zone or about a topic we wouldn’t normally venture down. When I flick back through my notebook, it’s full of ideas for posts that I wouldn’t dare push any further than the original few passionate lines that had to be written at the time.

 

Do you have any of these?

 

For the last few months I have been happy to leave these type of post ideas tucked up and out of view. Except… now I wonder… what if I did bring them to life and let them go out into the world. Would they capture interest, spark imaginations or even cause debate?

 

With a bit courage… let’s give it a try and see where it takes us… are you with me?

 

Be a brave blogger

 

 

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16 Comments

  1. April 24, 2016 / 5:51 pm

    I’ve been sitting on a post for a while. I’m scared to post it in case it offends a friend but I know it will spark debate – I wish I was courageous enough to hit publish! #candidcuddles
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  2. April 24, 2016 / 6:40 pm

    Ooh I have a couple of posts like this – where I’m really speaking my mind but I’m worried to post because I know there are people who may be offended (friends particularly!) Thanks for sharing on #candidcuddles

  3. April 24, 2016 / 7:36 pm

    I have a ton of these sitting around, waiting to be brought to life. And, for the most part, it’s all courage for me too. I’m not afraid of debate, but I really do hate to upset people. #candidcuddles

  4. April 25, 2016 / 9:44 am

    This is so true! Writing the raw stuff, being honest, that’s what makes bloggers strand out. Takes a while to find your feet though (: #CandidCuddles

  5. April 25, 2016 / 3:27 pm

    This is very true. I do tend to write very very honestly and I’ve done a couple of blog posts really quite off topic but that have had lovely comments. I say go for it; if you’re a good writer, which you are, then everyone will love reading everything you’ve got to say 🙂 xx #candidcuddles

  6. April 28, 2016 / 9:32 am

    I’ve written just a couple of posts that I was half afraid to publish & waiting to read comments because I didn’t know what the reaction would be. It’s great to step out of your comfort zone as a blogger! #candidcuddles
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  7. April 30, 2016 / 6:50 pm

    I love this quote, and I think often the best writing comes when we stop playing it so ‘safe’ and push ourselves a little bit! It’s hard though, when you worry that your writing might upset people you c are about. I’m not sure there’s an easy answer about whether we should hit publish on those posts or not! x #CandidCuddles

  8. May 4, 2016 / 6:33 pm

    I totally agree that often the posts which are the most candid, or most controversial, are the ones which really draw the reader in.
    My blog is a bit different from many in that its sole purpose is to be funny, so I’m reluctant to be tempted away from “what works” into more serious stuff – mayby I need two blogs?! There are a few topics that I keep thinking about doodling, because I know they have potential, but they are also potentially very contraversial, and whilst I’m not afraid of a bit of debate, I wouldn’t want to upset anyone or let my blog wander away from being fun. (The two topics which spring to mind are breastfeeding and childbirth…)
    I always encourage everyone else to throw caution to the wind, though…! 😉

  9. May 5, 2016 / 12:52 pm

    So true! It’s hard to know where to draw the line, thanks for reminding me to be a brave blogger ! #BloggersclubUK

  10. May 5, 2016 / 2:01 pm

    I have a few of that sort of posts sat in my drafts. I did post one recently on suffering from anxiety and it got comments. I was scared no one would even look at it. I’m glad that I posted it in the end. I think I often find that the sort of posts you are scared to post end up being the best so I say go for it! Be brave.
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  11. May 5, 2016 / 10:08 pm

    I totally agree! I think its content like this that probably does capture and engage people and would love to do more of this myself. Will be watching this space 🙂 Emily #BloggerClubUK

  12. May 5, 2016 / 10:30 pm

    Dare to be different, create a stir ….the most memorable figures weren’t bland and boring. #BloggerClubUK

  13. May 6, 2016 / 8:29 am

    I totally agree with this, I’ve posted a couple which were very close to my heart and it felt nerve-wracking publishing them but the comments were lovely. I say go for it! #bloggerclubuk

  14. May 10, 2016 / 6:18 am

    This has been the starting point for most of my posts! The political ones I always fear are too soap boxy, the grief ones too raw, the musical ones too indulgent…

    Part of blogging is the community response. If I get a wobble I usually mention it and some kind soul offers encouragement.

    There’s a Rico lyric that I apply when writing:

    “If you’re still making records without your pain / then you’re still making records that sound the same”

    #BloggerClubUK

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