I'm almost embarrassed to admit that this is my fifth website and possibly 20th attempt at blogging.
My first website was probably around 2007 and at that time blogging was a new thing. For me I was going to be ready to blog as soon as my website was perfect. I didn't have much money, so of course I was building the site myself.
Fast forward two websites later...I had a template website that I put together in dental school that was super easy to use, but I wanted everything to be perfect before I ever published that first blog post. So I kept working on the site and putting off the posts.
My fourth website. After dental school, a friend and I decided that we would start a blog together. We had tons of great ideas for content, photoshoots, contests, guest bloggers, you name it! I even signed us up for a blogging course that told you the best platform to use, which was not one that I was super familiar with, but I figured...I'm smart, I'll figure it out.
I had to upload a template, which meant that I had to find a template. I could upload the template myself or I could pay someone to do it. I could add these plug-ins and disable these plug-ins. Sign up for this, register for that. Needless to say, nothing ever got posted.
"Every new skill is going to have a learning curve"
Looking back I was able to see how my need for perfectionism got in the way of my getting started. Every new is skill going to have a learning curve and you can't be afraid to make mistakes because mistakes provide the best lessons.
Perfectionism is another form of procrastination. In a sense, it allows you to avoid taking action. The best way to overcome it is to take action and let yourself know that everything will be ok. Everything is figureoutable.