What am I afraid of? What's the big deal. Well, it's complicated. It's not really fear as much as a WOW. I wish I was more prepared.
Then there's the perfectionist side that says, "You'll never get everything done."
The co-host side of me says, "What if a lot of people drop out?"
The competitive side says, "What if people don't like my posts this year?"
The egotistical side says, "What if I don't get any more followers?"
The organizational side says, "What if no one follows my directions?"
Then reason takes over. I love it when she does that. I should invite her over more often ;-)
All those "what ifs" I listed aren't at ALL what this Challenge is about it. Those don't matter. Those are NOT the goals.
Here's why I do the A-Z, and here's why I spend so much time behind the scenes making sure it runs smoothly:
We are building a community. We are trying to make the world smaller. We have participants from all corners of the globe. We can make friends with people continents (and 15 hours time difference) away. We can meet people just like us, and bond instantly, or we can meet people whose lives are so completely different from ours we marvel.
We can find blogs about topics we'd never have even known existed if we hadn't stumbled upon them in our wanderings around the list. We can network, make friends, and expand our reading list.
The point is not us, it's THEM. Those bloggers waiting for us to stop by. 1930 bloggers have laid out the welcome mat, and if they're Swedish, the coffee will be on and the array of goodies set out. Bring flowers.
I'll see you tomorrow when "It's very Swedish..." begins. You'll learn what that means then.
~Tina, excited and anticipating and shoving the anxious aside