Blog means never having to say you’re sorry
First time bloggers can have a hard time acclimating to a format that’s a little different than most long-form writing they’ve ever done. Through every level of school that we have completed and into our professional careers we’re taught that the things we write should be “complete.” Our words should all be carefully chosen, that our thoughts and arguments should reach logical and definitive conclusions.
Blogging though is a little different. The format and writing style is often casual and there are very few actual rules but — perhaps most importantly — the body of work we’re building isn’t a single post but rather a complex structure that may ultimately contain hundreds of posts connected together.
Don’t worry if every post doesn’t come out perfectly formed. The nature of blogging is to be a perpetual work in process where you build on your ideas post by post, where you can always go back and tweak things and where you can flesh out complex thoughts over time.
Never feel that you need to apologize for a post that doesn’t meet your high standards and don’t hide material or let it sit on the shelf. If it’s not your best work, don’t get frustrated and don’t let your blog lose momentum. The more you publish, the more you learn, the better you get and, most importantly, the more you benefit. So keep working, stop worrying, and don’t obsess over a less-than-stellar post.