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!