Blogging Mindset: If You Stand for Nothing, You’ll Fall for Everything

Truth be told, I could sum up this post with a simple sentence: Fight for your ideas!

We can get technical, we can list tens of rules of writing, blogging, curating online content, sharing it on social media, we can talk about properly formatting your blog posts, or writing captivating introductions, but the truth is that if you do not believe in what you are writing, if you are not in this with all your heart, then it’s all for nothing.

Like those books on body language that teach you various trick on how to feel confident… well, it’s more like how to display confidence. The truth that they cannot admit because no one would buy such books is that if you are confident, truly feel at ease with yourself, then it does not matter how you stand, how you hold your hands, and all that.

The reverse is equally true.

Fake it until you make it does not mean that no one else will know when you do fake it. And, yes, if you keep at it, you’ll eventually make it, but this is not what this blog post is about.

Today I want you to ask yourself if what you are blogging about is what you truly care about more than anything else in the world. That those ideas, topics, articles are something you’d die for, live for, and something that you are willing to fight the world for.

Why do you blog?

Because it’s trendy? Because you want to make a quick buck? Because you want people to like you? To get laid?

I do not want to know the answer to this question, but I urge you to be honest with yourself, for this rapidly changing world of technology has no use for liars, cheats, and wishy-washers.

Lukewarm is no good, and it makes for the kind of blog posts that get 2-3 likes and zero comments.

What is your passion?

What do you believe in?

What makes you feel alive? Like truly alive. Madly alive. Deeply alive. The sort of alive that makes others fall in love with what only you can see.

This is the stuff that legends are made of.

Passion. The desire to do something, even if it means your death. Even if it means isolation, being ridiculed by others.

Figure out what it is that you’d want us to read, the words that you’d be more than glad if they were your last, and punch the damn keys!


14 thoughts on “Blogging Mindset: If You Stand for Nothing, You’ll Fall for Everything

  1. You know what I love about reading this post today – is that, for the first time in my life I can answer YES. I can say with confidence that I’m doing what I love. I’m doing it to satisfy someone else’s idea, or to “break into” anything… I’m doing it because it’s topics I love, it’s exploring myself and then explaining to other people what I’m learning… in years past (in blogs past – I’ve had a few – more like 15) I could not answer YES. I could not say that I am writing about what I love… but I can now! Thanks for this! It’s a nice reminder that I’m doing the right thing! 🙂

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  2. Writing is everything to me. It’s the only way I’ve been able to successfully express myself my whole life. If I just out and explain what’s going on in my head to people, they don’t understand and I get a weird vibe from them. I’m not a good speaker. But if I write it down in a journal then I don’t lose my thoughts for that day, and then maybe someone who reads it later will understand me a little better. If I write an article that clearly expresses a viewpoint I strongly hold, and someone gives me that feedback, ut it gives me a great sense of gratification because I’ve successfully communicated with someone, and reached out to them successfully. If I write out a story that’s made up yet deep within it are undertones of people and things that I’ve experienced, and twist it up in crime and suspense.. Well then it’s a gripping tale with every turn of events. That’s what gets their attention.
    Attention is important to a writer who wants to be successful. Therefore, it’s always in part about how many likes you get — That represents how many actual readers you had on that one piece, how many enjoyed what they were looking at and wanted more. But it is also about being honest with yourself about what you are doing vs. what you truly want to do — that balance between the two.

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  3. Love this piece, being true to oneself is the only way forward as we would all scuttle past mirrors to avoid eye contact with ourselves…stand by your words and write from experience not assumption…Thank you for encouraging us all to be better !

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  4. yes your blog forced me to think again .
    but i have many complaints about the world or surrounding in my mind .
    now i got the place to express myself rather than i could write about it in my own diary and no one could ever read it .

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