When you put yourself "out there," you are making yourself vulnerable.
It is hard enough at networking events that are limited to a set number of people. But putting yourself "out there" on the internet with a potentially much larger audience is even scarier.
You feel open and exposed.
What if someone is mean?
What if someone thinks you aren't talented?
What if someone thinks you are making it all up?
Does changing and hiding to appease "someone" out there bring you closer or further from your goals?
Does knowing that someone out there won't like what you are doing make you want to quit?
Is blending in with everyone else your goal?
Musings about marketing, social media, and small business.