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Do you want to start your blog? But couldn’t because you are afraid of blogging. Then you are in the right place.
Here in this blog post, I am going to show you how to overcome the fear of blogging.
Anyone who thinks about starting a blog has many fears. The information is often overwhelming, and in a sense, everyone is more or less afraid of blogging.
You may have fear about the following:
- What if no one is interested in what I write?
- What if I do something wrong or make a mistake?
- What if I don’t understand the tech part of a blog?
These are just a few of the questions that I hear every day. There are so many reasons that prevent people from blogging. And that is understandable.
So let’s discuss the most common reasons why people don’t dare to blog, plus how you can overcome this fear.
1) Fear of Making Mistakes
Let’s not get around it; nobody likes to make mistakes, me neither.
It’s easy to think that this is the worst thing that can happen. That you don’t have to blog so, you can avoid all risks.
But that is not true. There is something much worse than making mistakes; it is:
Regret the things that you have not done.
If you have a dream to start a blog, you have to work hard for it. I can assure you that nothing happens without mistakes. You will make mistakes but learn from the mistakes you have made and move forward.
Take a look at the quote below:
“It’s okay to make mistakes, as long as you learn from this.”
This is exactly what blogging is all about. Blogging is a process! I too have made a lot of mistakes in the beginning, a lot!
Every time I did something wrong, I tried it differently afterward. Ultimately, you learn what works best for you and your blog.
2) Low Self-Confidence
To start something new, you need to have self-confidence. Only with sufficient confidence, you can dare to start something new. It is more difficult if you don’t know more about what you are starting, because.
- You do not know exactly how it works
- You do not know what exactly you can expect
- You prefer to stay in your comfort zone
Due to the lack of self-confidence, most of them fear to start a blog. Then the most crucial question is:
How do you gain confidence?
It would be nice if there is one green button that you can press so that you gain confidence. But unfortunately, there is none.
Self-confidence increases when you do something that satisfies you. It could be anything such as earning a college degree, a promotion at work, etc.
The fact is that many people are prevented by too little self-confidence, especially when it comes to something unknown and new. Because the unknown often raises many questions.
Blogging is no different from this. It is something you must learn and develop the skills in the process. Because it does not fall within your comfort zone, you postpone it, or you prefer to avoid it.
Consider the following
Do you know a blog or blogger that you see as an example? The creators of that blog once stood on the same point as to where you are now.
They knew little about blogging, had to discover a lot, and had many doubts.
Consider me. I am not perfect. It took me three years to start Hustle Riser. In my previous blog, I never wanted to reveal my identity. I feared my content sucks.
But later I understood that nothing could launch perfectly. Success is a process. Make mistakes, take the feedback, and improve it.
A blog does not arise in one day. Even the most successful blogs ever have started small.
By investing a lot of time and gaining knowledge, you make a blog better and better. They did it that way, and you can do this too!
3) Not Enough Knowledge
Do you think you should be an expert to blog about a particular topic? Many people believe this is the case. But in fact, it is impossible to know everything about a subject.
Even the most respected scientist does not know everything.
Every time you write a blog, you do research. You collect interesting information, facts, and convert it into a blog post.
It is much more critical than you can adequately convey the information you have than knowing a lot about that topic.
4) Afraid of Others Opinion
Friends and family are the people you can always fall back on. The people who are close to you often give the best advice, because they know you through and through.
However, not everyone will respond enthusiastically if you say that you want to blog.
Not everyone knows what blogging means. It is often thought that you write a sort of diary and share it on a website.
But blogging is much more than that! It is precisely the same as having your own business.
You are creating great content, working on improving your blog design. Then you learn a lot from the technology and SEO to optimize your blog for search engines.
You think about blog promotion and building relationships with your target audience via social media. And so on…
Not everyone knows the possibilities of blogging. Indeed not if you say that it is a way to earn money. Keep in mind that not everyone shares your enthusiasm.
In addition to the opinion of friends and family, you have to deal with the view of strangers.
Are you afraid of giving your opinion or taking a position? Or are you worried that what you are doing is not good enough?
It is true that sometimes, you get negative reactions. That is something you have to learn to deal with.
I get a lot of energy from the positive responses from the people who send me emails and indicate that they have been helped enormously with the content I share.
5) Afraid to Setup Your Blog
Are you waiting for the perfect moment to start?? Do you wait until you have prepared everything perfectly? Then I can tell you, that moment will not come!
You continue to learn and discover continuously.
I can assure you that setting up a blog is less complicated than you think. With the guide: How to Start a Blog in 2019 (Step-by-step guide) you can do this in a few minutes.
Many people are worried about this. But in fact, it is one of the most manageable parts of blogging. After installing your blog, real blogging starts!
Do you know this famous quote from Lewis Carroll?
“IN THE END… We only regret the chances we didn’t take, the relationships we were afraid to have, and the decisions we waited too long to make.”
If you want to start a blog, you cannot avoid making mistakes. It is part of it. The same applies to have fear because you will have to learn new skills.
What is more important is that you do not let yourself be held back by this fear.
Starting a blog is not expensive, too, and it has the potential to make money with it. To start, you only need web hosting. It just is $3.95/month at Bluehost.
Let’s talk about it! Are you still afraid of starting? Let me know in a comment what is stopping you from blogging.