It’s been a heck of a few weeks for Blogging a la Mode. I’m feverishly working on some fantastic freebies for you all…downloads that will help propel your business blog to the next level. Stay tuned!
So pardon the shortage of activity on here as I’m up to my eyeballs in all things bloggy right now. I’m loving every second of it, but it’s taking time away from my regular writing.
Anyways, I had a small epiphany the other day and wanted to chat about it.
Many of you have told me that you want to start a blog but just don’t know what to write about. So, I wrote a post on developing an endless supply of blog post topics.
You responded, “Yay, but I still am afraid to take that leap into blogging! What if no one likes what I write?”
Well, you know what I say to that?
GET OVER YOURSELF!
If I were to see you in person I’d also give you a swift kick in the behind. That all comes from a place of love though, I promise. As well as a place of “I know exactly how you feel.”
Your blog is a place for you to share your wisdom, golden nuggets of awesomeness that only you my friend can offer. Your blog is NOT a place you should fear.
If you write a blog post and no one reads it but your mama and best friend, no worries! Don’t view it as a failure, but rather as a rung on your success ladder.
I’ve been there. I know what it’s like to slave over your keyboard for hours tapping out the most insanely great blog post ever, only for it to fall on deaf ears. Before we break out the tiny choir of violins, let’s get something straight:
That doesn’t mean people don’t care about what you have to say, au contraire mon ami (aside from bonjour that’s all the French I’ve got, promise).
Your advice, knowledge, and expertise is in high demand. We just somehow find a way to convince ourselves otherwise. Get out of your own head and just write. Who cares if no one comments.
What you have to say has the potential to help people/make a difference/change the world and just because you don’t get to see that first hand doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.
Case in point: Last week I wrote about making dreams and goals come true. Only a handful of comments were posted on my blog itself but I received over 100 messages on social media about that one post. One woman (from England mind you) told me how she had been down and out mentally for the past several years. But after reading my post she felt compelled to make a difference and finally go after her dream of starting her own gardening blog.
First off, I was flabbergasted that someone from so far away was reading my blog. More importantly though, I was floored by her response. My words resonated with her so powerfully that she took action. Boom, take that self-doubt, in your face!
That is why I write. You see, I may not be ridding the world of poverty but I made a difference in one person’s life.
So next time you find yourself not wanting to write out of fear of what others will think I want you to cast those feelings aside. No, no, I want you to banish them entirely and focus on what could be. Because that unknown is just way too fantastic to ignore.
Now I wanna know…what’s keeping you from getting your blog on. Tell me in the comments below.Digital & Social Articles on Business 2 Community