I knew what to do. I’d read a stack of articles on blogging. I’d churned out reports as a child psychologist for over sixteen years. All I had to do was a page or two about how not to raise an asshole kid. But then, I’d grab a sponge and degrease the stove-top one more time.
As I sorted my socks, I pondered why blogging felt so enormously overwhelming.
For one, the first blog post had a lot to accomplish. It had to set the stage for A Hole Truth’s mission: to talk straight about touchy topics without being too crass, preachy, political or mental-healthy.
Secondly, this blog post had to make readers feel COMPELLED to buy our soon-to-be released book, You Might Be Raising an A**Hole If: What No One Else Will Tell You.
Thirdly, a shitty blog post could damage our new reputations as authors. Now, that was just too much pressure to shoulder.
When my co-author, Sarah Anderson, shamed me a third time for stalling, I rolled out my yoga mat, brought my hands to heart-center, and prayed:
Dear Mother Earth: Please reveal the source of my blogger’s block already.
That’s when my inner voice whispered, “You’re afraid.”
“About what?” I asked myself.
“That you’ll screw up, piss someone off, come off as a real asshole.”
My shoulders dropped. That wasn’t so bad. If that was the “problem”, I could overcome my fears to help others.
About A Hole Truth
This blog is about getting real with ourselves and making positive changes to create a better universe. As mental health professionals, our job is to offer insight and encouragement about how to change that cycle.
In our blog, we’ll provide suggestions about how to right the ship.
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