Overcoming Secret Blogging Fears: I’m Not a Writer

Are secret fears holding you back from jumping head first into blogging? Don’t let them! Blogging is nothing to be afraid of and it can do amazing things for your online business.  This is part 2 in an 8 part series to help you bust through your blogging fears!

I’m Not a Writer!

What if you aren’t a writer?  I don’t consider myself a writer.  If you’ve got a decent command of the English language, and know how to use spell check, you’ll be just fine!  Blogs are casual conversations and don’t require the same level of perfection as a thesis.

It’s okay to…

  • Write like you speak—be real and your readers will connect with you better
  • Keep your posts short—more people will read shorter posts
  • Ease into blogging—an imperfect start is okay, know that it gets easier as you go

But what if you really hate writing?

  • Do a video blog or an audio blog.
  • Create a blog that’s just you doing a weekly interview with experts or sharing a book review on video.
  • Use a voice-to-text program to speak your blog posts and let your computer do the typing for you.
  • Hire a ghostwriter or use quality PLR (private label rights) articles to help you.
  • Curate great content from other sources—guest bloggers, article directories, etc.

There are options that don’t require you to write at all.

Or, be okay with the fact that you aren’t a “writer” and blog anyway.  Like any skill, the more you do it, the better you’ll get.

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2 Comments

  1. I own this one, however, I embrace my fear with each post that I write. I’m afraid of grammatical errors, dangling and misplaced modifiers, sentences that are too long, convoluted paragraphs, hitting the publish button and then discovering: OMG I have “you” when I should have ‘your.” I look forward to the day when I have a personal assistant to edit my posts. Finally, I will cut down on the time spent seconding guessing myself and my fingers will fly across the keyboard with uninhibited glee.

    Embrace your fear and do what you want to do!
    Adalia John recently posted… Make It a Habit: 9 Powerful Reasons to Drink WaterMy Profile

    1. Yes, that does make it easier. :)

      But I’ve got admit, there have been times when both my assistant and me missed an error in a graphic, blog post, or other writing… Oops! Just fix it when you catch it and move on. :)
      Michelle Shaeffer recently posted… Mommy, I Want to be a MonkeytologistMy Profile

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