Star Struck and Inspired by Darren Rowse – Day 1 @ PBEVENT

FEAR OF BLOGGING

I arrived at the ProBlogger Event early Friday morning without make up on (for anyone who knows me that sooo not my normal style). My hair was a mess, I hadn’t showered yet and my eyes were blood shot red. I didn’t sleep a wink the night before because I was up all night staring at the computer screen trying to figure out How I Lost My Blog.

I couldn’t believe that I was at a blogging conference without a blog. In the back of my mind I was trying to think of ways to introduce myself to everyone I would meet…

“Hi, my name is Sia. Here is my business card but please don’t go to my website.”

“Hi, my name is Sia and I Lost My Blog…”

Just the thought of it made me cry. Tears kept running down my face and all I could think was… how could this be happening to me? And, why now? It was such terrible timing (well, so I thought).

To be honest I missed the whole first session – Darren Rowse’s Keynote Speech. I was too busy replying to all the emails on my phone and checking the WordPress status of my blog.

Afterwards everyone was talking about Darren’s speech. All the bloggers I met walked away from that session feeling inspired and pumped ready for the day. But I was in my own bubble of mess. I missed pretty much all of the speech, except when Darren was talking about fear. For some reason, that grabbed my attention very quickly because I was so scared about what what about to happen to me.

I love Darren… I don’t mean that I love, love him. I just love his genuine good hearted nature. He is a really nice guy and so real. To be honest I felt a little bit star struck when I first saw him.  You see, Darren is the reason I started blogging in the first place. I learnt almost everything I know about blogging from him.

Thank you Darren for being so inspirational and thank you for organizing the Problogger Event.

Lesson Learned: What’s the worse that can happen? (it’s not as bad as you think)

Action Point: Use my ProBlogger Event Virtual Pass to go back and watch Darren’s speech again.

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What’s the worse thing that has happened to you or your blog?

How did you recover?

I’d love to know!

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