The fear of beginning.

Hello, wonderfabulous!

My leg keeps jiggling.

My hands are doing that self-comforting thing where my thumb touches each finger segment in order.

My heart is running wind sprints.

My new website is ready, and I’m afraid to tell you about it.

I create a lot of work, and I generally do so by architecting it so the stakes are extremely low. It’s always an experiment or something I just threw together, no worries, or I’ve controlled the variables so there’s no real way I can fail.

This is both a very smart move and a short-changing of my self. It gets things done, but I rarely have to commit to them until they work.

I didn’t really do that with this website. This is something I believe in, that I put a lot of work into, and dear god what if no-one likes it? What if it’s terrible and worse, boring, what if all that time and thought and love made something that sucks hardcore?

I didn’t get a lot of sleep last night. I was too afraid that today would pounce on me and leave bruises all over.

But, considering the topic of this new website, all this sturm und drang is very appropriate.

The new website is called Mediocre Be Damned, and it’s about all the challenges and rewards of creating things that matter. It’s for business owners, and non-profits, and vloggers, and artists, and hobbyists, and crafters, and anyone else who is making something and wants it to be as truthful and powerful as it can possibly be.

Please go have a look, leave a comment, join the newsletter, tell your friends to check it out. But only if it rocks as much as I hope it can.

Until then, I’ll be over here. Jiggling and finger-touching and trying to get work done.


Love and tremulation,

5 thoughts on “The fear of beginning.

  1. Your new site is loverly! Wow, what an accomplishment, I’m heading back there to read every page now that I’ve signed up for your newsletter — whee! GOOD WORK!

  2. OMFG!!! I giggled as soon as I saw it and thought “This is what a website is supposed to be – fun, playful and full of attitude that draws me in right from the start”. Can’t wait to dive in deeper…good job, Ms Cat!

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