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  1. Rachel @ The Improved Me Project
    January 23, 2018 @ 3:02 pm

    I love when you said that blogging is a series of mistakes and failures. I am one of those who hates making mistakes and overthinks everything, but strangely, blogging is what is helping me get over it. I published my blog with just one post and never considered waiting to launch and more than once let an image on my header that did not fit properly while I was trying to figure out how to fix it (and it took more than a week!). Blogging has been a great experiment for me. I am learning about computers and coding, social media (and being social…which does not come easy for me) and just plain learning as I go. I guess it helps that I am doing this as a hobby rather than a career move (even though I plan on going there someday). Looking forward to learning more and making new friends as I go!

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  2. Liton Biswas
    January 24, 2018 @ 2:38 am

    Hey Ruth,

    Thanks for bringing bloggers’ mind into your post.

    I think, there are two types of people – thinkers and doers. Doers are always more successful than thinkers – in my opinion.

    However, thanks for sharing your deep thoughts.

    -Liton

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  3. Moss Clement
    January 25, 2018 @ 4:58 am

    Hi Ruth,

    What an incredible article, filled with insightful information. Yes, over-thinking in my own words is the enemy of progress. Why? Because the more you keep thinking about your blog, the less likely you will take action.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying one should not think about what and ehat to do or not do. But don’t spend the whole day thinking about it. Move forward by taking action. As you pointed out, it is a game of trial and error. The errors you encounter makes a big difference than someone who sits back and keep thinking.

    I so much love the tips in this article, such as “playing the comparison game.” Truthfully, you must study your competitors but, what you shouldn’t do is to compare yourself with other bloggers.

    Thanks for sharing Ruth!

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  4. Hannah Oliver
    January 25, 2018 @ 10:21 am

    I needed this today as I am going to film and then post my first Vlog!!! Thank you for sharing and having such a helpful blog!

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  5. CeCe
    January 25, 2018 @ 12:18 pm

    My overthinking comes from that damn Yoast SEO Readability score once the post has been written. I pre-write my posts in Scrivener and then cut and paste to my site. When all is said and done and the score is Needs Improvement, and I’m trying to figure out how to change sentences around so they don’t all start the same way or add/not add passive voice, THAT’S when I get frustrated. That’s when blogging isn’t fun.

    I mean, I write like I speak so having to go back and change that to get a Good readability score is something of a killjoy for me. And I haven’t even launched yet! LOL It’s supposed to be Feb 1st, but now, I may have to push it off. I’m trying to create content ahead of time, and reaching for that better readability score should challenge me to be a better writer. However, I feel like rewrites are taking twice as long and now I don’t want to strive for a Good score. Now, I’m thinking an OK score will do. LOL As a writer, though, I should be used to rewriting, but dang…

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  6. Nana Pennypockets
    January 25, 2018 @ 2:56 pm

    I just heard someone describe the indecision as the “flat squirrel syndrome” – just sitting in the middle of the road trying to decide which way to go. The picture described that state of mind so clearly to me. It doesn’t really matter which way we go as long as we move and don’t become the ‘flat squirrel’.

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    • Stacey
      January 25, 2018 @ 8:53 pm

      Oh my goodness! That Yoast SEO app gets me every time!

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  7. Stacey
    January 25, 2018 @ 8:47 pm

    I’m still a little new to blogging. I am such an over thinker! I compare myself to everyone (including you) ha! This post was just the pep talk I needed! Thank you!

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  8. Teresa
    January 27, 2018 @ 12:54 am

    I suffer from both overthinkitis and perfectionistitis. Yesterday, I finally made the leap and published my blog!

    I can’t wait to enroll in EBA!

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  9. Em
    February 2, 2018 @ 3:00 am

    I suffer from overthininkitis, perfectionisimistis, comparitis and all those points listed!! …My cryptonites!
    Great post and all so true, I felt like you were analysibg me personally haha.
    xo

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