I’ve got Posting Anxiety. It has been so long since I have posted consecutively that I believe I am suffering from posting anxiety. I have written several posts and really have published none of what I have written. Why? Well I believe it has something to do with posting anxiety.
I re-read what I have written and don’t like certain things or change things and don’t like the changes. I think, well, perhaps the readers won’t like this or I like this when I wrote it and now I don’t. Next thing you know I am finding other things to do and not posting……..ahhhh!!!
So, with my thirst for knowledge I looked up posting anxiety. Low and behold it has been studied. All Academic Inc. has a study entitled “Online Posting Anxiety: Impacts on Blogging.” Whoo was I relieved.
According to the abstract which can be found here the study was conducted by interviewing American and Chinese bloggers. The abstract states further that “Ten American and 16 Chinese bloggers were interviewed online about their beliefs pertaining to blogging self-efficacy, negative outcome expectations, and online posting anxiety.”
I felt a little better knowing I was not alone in the posting anxiety realm. However, I did not care for the results which cause online posting anxiety. These included the bloggers’ low blogging self-efficacy, negative outcome expectations, and the specific characteristics of blogs.
You can find the entire study here as well as find other interesting documents relating to blogging such as “A Social Cognitive Perspective on Blogging: Comparing the U.S. and China” and “The Impact of Perceived Audiences on Blogging” here.
Anyone Ever Suffered From The Same?