Go ahead and start, do it, get on with it! That’s so much easier said than done right? Sometimes you have an amazing idea and are paralysed with fear. Or, the feeling of stress when you have so much to do and things piling up, that you end up doing nothing. That’s been me for quite some time.

I’ve had an idea, or rather a feeling, that I wanted to just start writing and putting out my thoughts without it needing to be on a specific topic or in a specific format. I’ve blogged and written content to help others learn how to use a certain feature or create processes or use tools to generate data for over a decade. Currently I write mostly about Microsoft related products, but have provided customers with topics on social media, search engine optimisation and a host of other subjects that I felt I KNEW STUFF ABOUT!

But sometimes I just want to write. I want to share things, or spark a conversation about X. I want to know if others feel the same way, and my experiences are common among friends (or even just some anonymous stranger reading my blog).

Creating Something New

It might be that this side of me is of zero interest to others, and that’s cool. It might be that it’s of MORE interest, and that’s cool too. I’ve kept this as a separate site to my main Microsoft related community content intentionally. If you want to know about D365 Marketing or Customer Voice, or want stuff on D365 Sales or Power Apps Portals, it’s all there. I will still be working on and publishing that kind of content.

This site, well, this will be different. This won’t have screenshots and information on how to understand a product, or how to achieve best practice within your organisation for a sales or marketing process. This will just be my thoughts, talking, chatting, sharing.

The Feeling Of New Beginnings

Do you ever come up with an idea, something you want to do, that you keep going back to again and again? You want to do X, but you aren’t sure it’s a good idea so you think about it some more. Then you wait, and it comes back into your mind? This happens over and over again until you know you won’t be happy until you do it? I’ve had this feeling so many times throughout various careers. I had it before I started with my own company, helping other small businesses with social media, websites and SEO. I had it before I took the leap and left working in hospitality for over a decade to go and work at a software company. I had it before I went out on my own in January 2020 as an independent consultant.

The most recent time was thinking about changing my approach to blogging, and creating a place where instead I can just write. This is that place, and I’ve been waiting for the right time to launch with it, but that time was probably weeks ago!

Let Me Know Your Thoughts

I could be opening myself up here for negativity, I get that. Writing about software is factual, here is how something is done, end of story. Sharing feelings, thoughts and opinions, that’s pushing me out of my own comfort zone. So let’s see how this one goes! Let me know what you think in the comments below, and if you want to see where this takes me, you can subscribe here to get new content emailed directly to your in-box.

Oh, and thanks for reading through to the end! 😊


14 thoughts on “Just Begin

  1. Hi Megan,

    Thank you for your honesty and for taking a different direction, I am finding that I miss the ‘non software’ blogs, because recently the software blogs have been the way to go. But there is so much more to us than just software, so I look forward to sharing this journey with you.

    Regards,
    Vanessa

    1. Hi Vanessa,

      Thank you for your lovely comment! It was refreshing, albeit a little scary to put out something different. Good to have a place to write about things that are slightly different.

      Thanks for coming along for the ride! 😊

      Megan

  2. I love this … I often have this feeling that there is something more I’m meant to do, but I’m not really sure about what it is … and so many times I’m halfway to grasping what it might be and it slips away again!

    I think something like this might help me firm up what it is I’m trying to find, and maybe help me achieve it. Just begin … perfect!

    1. Yes Sheryl! So glad it’s not just me. I have that feeling all the time. Not in a cheesy way like I am destined for greatness but just that there is more I could be doing with my little section of the world. Now when I get that feeling or an idea, I know I need to nurture it and work through everything then just do it. Good is good enough. Also, Microsoft To Do…. πŸ˜‰ – I use it just to add ideas to a list in case I forget them later!

  3. YES!!! Absolutely brilliant idea! I think sometimes it’s easy to stick to what directly relates to the ‘day job’ but the reality is experiences outside of that being shared can add so much value too! Add to that writing being a great way to process/validate/formalise/get things off our chest etc and it really is a win, win!

    1. Yes! Thanks Zo! So glad it’s been well-received (at least so far!). I wrestled with it a lot and wondered if I should be sticking with what I am known for, but then that’s not really me. I tend to do what I want lol. Let’s see where this blog goes. Thanks for being a supporter!

  4. Briefly, you have always a brilliant idea. I love to follow your article and will follow you anyway.
    Thank you so much for your effort and time to write and share with us.

    1. Ah, Necdet, thank you. That’s extremely kind of you to say! It’s comments like yours that make it even better. I love to write and share stuff, and even better when people enjoy it!

  5. You know I am your fan. I have learnt alot from your work related to Dynamics365.
    So I would love to be part of this journey and perhaps learn something more from you.

  6. Hi Megan,
    With regard to your comfort zone, I once read somewhere that there is no comfort in the growth zone and there is no growth in the comfort zone.
    Looking forward to reading you. Thank you for your courage!

    1. Now THAT is something I can relate to. Yes, agreed. If it’s all cosy and comfy, you likely are not changing in any way or learning anything new. Thank you for reading and for your comment!

  7. Hello Megan, great work, have learnt so many things from your blogs, keep Shining πŸ₯‚

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