Perfectionism is a tricky flaw to have. It makes me want to do everything perfectly – and doing a thorough and awesome job at something can bring on the accolades, which in turn makes me want to be just as perfectionistic the next time.
But striving for perfection is stressful. And sometimes it stops me from doing anything at all.
Take my blog, for example. After not even having a blog for many years – especially embarrassing considering my profession, first as a web designer building custom WordPress sites and later as a WordPress Happiness Engineer – I finally launched one in late 2013. But I’ve only published 26 posts since then! I want each entry to be special and memorable, whether it’s a gallery of images I’ve taken, a story I tell, or an experience I’ve had.
Other bloggers I follow talk about their kids, or their cats, or even stuff they found in the garbage. Why can’t I lower my standards and blog more, even if it’s not going to be the ultimate, perfect post?
Are you a perfectionist? Has perfectionism ever stopped you from blogging? Has it affected you in other ways?