First I want to talk quickly about A-Z. I did survive, barely. It was truly a rewarding experience. I got to meet some new bloggers. I got great advice, learned some history, found out about garden gnomes. It was taxing, but I honestly can't wait to try it all again next April.
This post is less about insecurity and more about my observation. I am starting to get this blogging thing down. It isn't so much that I have all the kinks worked out, but more so that I am starting to feel comfortable with the idea of my purpose here.
For a writer, blogs are so important. Think of your favorite author. If you are like me you have scoured the internet looking for interviews or websites anything to do with them. As a reader we get attached to the books, but also ultimately attached to the author.
The version of yourself you put out there in your blog is one of the first impressions a person could get about your writing. You want to have a person/people love to come see what you say and to find you fun or interesting or both. When it comes time for them to put some money down on your writing they might say, "Hey, I like that person. Sure, let's see how the writing is."
I think that the age we live in it is easy to get lost among the masses of other books and entertainment out there. You can do everything right and still never find your audience. One way to start bringing people in is to let them see the person behind the words.
Anyway, this is just my observation. As always, have fun and keep writing.