I’ve been blitzing through getting my newest 3 approvals at TFL up: Daft Punk, A Little Princess (1995), and Tron: Legacy. Ya know, I’ve tried to give up fanlistings – and I did for a few years – but I can’t. They’re too much fun to get approved for, build, maintain, and join. Fandom has always been a part of my life. To deny it would be to deny a part of my creative life thus far.
Speaking of which, Writeropolis Industries is the last thing on my to-do list. You’d think Raconteuse would be by the state of affairs here but I’m slowly going through 600+ posts to decide which ones I want to repost over here from there. That should be easy peasy. I know I shouldn’t put pressure on myself to get Writeropolis going but somehow, I always do.
I think it’s the plans that I’ve made for it. It’s broad in scope yet specialized as well. It’s going to be a source of creativity for every creative individual out there, whether they’re writers or not. I’ll be offering complimentary and paid services, utilizing all of the professional skills I’ve acquired over the years. It’s the job I’ve always wanted to have, the one I’ve hinted about over the years, the dream I refuse to give up. So many of my posts and tweets over the years have been me ruminating on my career. I knew that I was never going to be happy in a traditional career. Otherwise, I would’ve done things much differently. I’m prepared to embrace my professional destiny.
I’m going to get cracking on the site this week. I’ve done everything that I wanted to do with my other sites thus far. They can practically run themselves at this point. Truth be told, they collectively seemed like a far less scary prospect to bring back to life.
I follow a lot of “boss babe” type brands on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. I’m on a few of their email lists too because I signed up for their free webinars, hoping to acquire some advice and knowledge about what they’re doing with their own businesses. A lot of it is noise to me. They’re basically telling me what I already know. But one theme that always comes up is fear. Fear of jumping into the deep end and failing. I think that’s why it’s taken me so long to move forward.
This is literally my life story. A great idea plops into my lap and I spend literal years convincing myself if it’s a good thing to move forward with or not. Back and forth, and back and forth. I think it’s because I want tangible results from the start. And I have to remind myself that you won’t know until you do it.
So, this is me, trying to psych myself up some more.
Wish me luck.