Step 1 – Conquering your fears
Top 6 Excuses for Not Blogging, What’s Yours?
- I am very busy
- Am not fluent in English
- Am just an average writer
- Nobody wants to read what I write
- What should I write about?
- I am afraid of what others will think and say
“Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enrich your own life, as well. It’s about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy.” – Stephen King
Five Professional Fears you have to overcome – David Sanford
- The fear of silence
- The fear of sharing
- The fear of selling
- The twin fears of rejection and failure
- The fear of success
Six Tips to Conquer Your Fear
Talk about it; read aloud
- Talk to a friend or to yourself. Read aloud a piece of written text to get the ideas flowing.
Get a writing buddy
- Request a friend to help you out with reviews and writing suggestions.
Break the post into small chunks
- Use the idea of the cheat-sheet that politicians use to deliver a long speech.
Find a strong reason to write. Haters will hate
- Some folks are not of the appreciative kind. Forget those losers and get on with your writing life. If you don’t have a strong reason to write, you never will.
You are a writer, not an author
- Don’t put too much pressure on yourself. You have just started as a writer. The grand status of the author comes after publishing a book!
Note it down, now!
Our busy lifestyle and the ‘noise’ around us make it difficult to remember everything. You will quickly run out of ideas and forget where you stored that nugget of information. Be organized in thought and actions.
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