Pro bloggers exude confidence.
But pro bloggers doubted themselves sometimes just like any human being.
Every blogging struggle grows through self-doubt. Traffic and profits problems begin in a lack of blogging confidence. Business struggles start in the mind as pestering blogging doubts.
Do you feel frustrated with an aspect of your blogging campaign? Doubt in your mind mirrors back to you as the problem.
Increasing your blogging confidence is the solution to your problem.
Feeling more confident inspires you into actions which increase blogging success.
I think back to when being confident felt a bit scary but helped me avoid a dangerous situation.
“Her head swelled up to the size of a basketball….”
This thought ran through my head during a trip to a remote region of Costa Rica.
Fer de lanz snakes, the notoriously aggressive, lethal viper of Central America, frequented the stream I was walking through. Said snake tagged one of the homeowner’s hearty Rhodesian Ridgebacks once, causing her dome to swell up to the size of the basketball.
I had to fix the hose which channeled water from the jungle stream to the hut because the water muddied after torrential downpours. Drinking muddy water meant becoming sick. Not drinking any water meant becoming dehydrated. I had no other option: I would either face fear to fix the water source, fall ill or become dehydrated.
I needed confidence to step into the stream because jungle-related doubts tried to keep me on dry land. I feared being bitten by a snake and killed.
Don’t kid yourself; *not* having blogging confidence is just as lethal to your blog. Doubting bloggers fail and quit. Confident bloggers eventually thrive and succeed.
Confident bloggers succeed. Doubting bloggers disappear.
However, being confident involves beginning the tender process of rooting out blogging doubts to leave behind. Be gentle with yourself. Leave your comfort zone to observe your mind in the light of truth. Patiently grow your confidence by facing, feeling and releasing your doubts.
Follow these tips to become a confident blogger.
1: Blog With Love
Fear is the great confidence killer. Blogging with love infuses confidence into your being.
Blog with love. Face fear-drivers. Stop blogging only to make money or to be popular. Blog mainly to help people. Removing fear focused on an obsession with blogging outcomes does wonders for boosting your self-belief.
Make this shift to become a more confident blogger.
2: Blog For Fun
Blogging mainly for fun moves you out of the doubt-filled “OK, how am I doing?” energy so you can create from the clear, bold, “Wow this is fun!” energy.
Make fun not metrics your prime driver. Blogging for fun removes heavy, leaden, judgment-based ways of blogging, and leaves ’em in the rear view mirror.
3: Dive Into Your Blogging Fears
Diving into blogging fears and life fears builds blogging confidence like few other practices.
Being more fearless – and willing to face fear – leaves doubts behind you as you evolve into a clear, confident blogger.
Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Broadcast live. Write and self-publish your first eBook. Do what you fear doing to increase blogging confidence.
4: Surround Yourself With Ballsy Human Beings (Cyber Style or In Person)
Check out Will Hatton of The Broke Backpacker.
I have followed his wacky, ballsy, fearless ways for years as he circles the globe. Seeing Will in action made me more confident in life, and through my blog.
I have met countless fearless types during my world travels. But you can meet them at the click of a mouse.
Feast on inspiration. Grub on boldness. Believe in yourself by chowing down on the confident energy of other human beings.
5: Meditate Daily
Meditating daily expands awareness.
Being aware of your fears moves these energies along. Shedding fear makes you a confident blogger.
Meditating also gives you peace of mind, clarity and calm; all great Blogging Balls Builders.
6: Create Products And Services
Running a blog gives boosts your belief in self. Creating premium products and services gives you that extra boost that puts you well on your way to become a pro blogger.
7: Study Bold Bloggers In Great Detail
Confident bloggers like:
all have different styles but blog from a place of confidence and clarity. From their writing voice, to brand clarity, to their products and services, to their persistence, each blogger gives you someone to emulate if you want to develop your blogging confidence.
8: Read Voraciously
Reading daily for 30-60 minutes improves your writing skills.
Being a skilled writer boosts blogging confidence.
Read often. Become a better writer through reading osmosis. Feeling better about your writing makes you a confident blogger.
9: Broadcast Live
Broadcast live to shed self-conscious fears.
Doing live videos is one of those “last frontier major fears” for many bloggers. Overcoming this strong fear gives you a sense of self-belief appealing to a largely doubting blogging crowd.
10: Freely Share Products And Services
Freely sharing blogging products and services through all online channels – including social media – makes you more courageous.
Bloggers tend to lack confidence in their premium offerings. Sharing premium offerings on social brings up the lack of confidence so you can purge it.
11: Study Blogging Like A Cyber Nerd
Studying blogging makes you a bold, clear, focused blogger.
Learning how to blog instills faith in self. Studying blogging goads you to move forward confidently.
12: Write 1000 Words Daily
Practice the core blogging skill daily.
Gain blogging confidence.
Practice writing either in a Word document or by writing blog posts. Believe in yourself as a blogger by feeling clear on your writing.
13: Invest in Your Blogging Education
Confident bloggers buy premium products or hire skilled bloggers to boost their confidence even more.
I attended Affiliate Summit East a number of years ago. Even though I received a free pass I invested some money to travel to the hotel. Learning from the best increased my blogging confidence.
In most cases, investing money in courses, coaching or eBooks offered by top pros is the quickest way to access the best advice from high level bloggers. Learning from top pros makes you confident in following their approach to blogging.
14: Sit With And Feel Blogging Criticism
Critics only trigger doubts within your mind.
Sitting with, facing and feeling criticism removes blogging doubts.
Removing blogging doubts makes you a confident blogger.
How are you becoming a more confident blogger?
What tips can you add to this list?
Figuring out how to develop blogging confidence seems like a chore until you blog from a fun-loving intent.
Go within to change the without.
Blog confidently by training your mind to blog mainly for the fun of blogging.
Confidence blossoms in a relaxed, carefree environment.
The moment you do not need anything from blogging is the moment your blogging doubts largely disappear.