How to Be a Better Blogger — The Four Steps, 15 Minutes Routine2 min read

Wanna be a better blogger? Don’t have much time at your disposal? Want to do it as effortlessly and quickly as possible?

Here’s how to improve your blogging in four simple, easy, and fast steps.

1. Take a moment to step away from your blog.

Go take a walk, put on some music, even do the dishes, whatever you decide to do, just make sure it does not involve typing words on a computer/smartphone. Just get 10 minutes of you time.

2. Look into your head for all the things you’re saying to yourself that are making blogging more difficult than you want it to be.

Are you doubting that your ideas are good enough? Are you thinking that you don’t know where you’re going with this whole blogging thing?

Are you trying to convince yourself that nobody will read or “get” what you’re writing about? Are you telling yourself you don’t have what it takes to be a popular blogger?

You might even want to write down the things you’re telling yourself as to why you can’t be the kind of blogger you’ve always wanted to be.

3. Turn everything upside down.

If you doubt that your ideas are good enough, put yourself in the position that your ideas are plenty good enough – and then find genuine reasons to support this claim.

If you’re thinking that you don’t know where you’re going with your blogging, tell yourself that it’s okay to not know exactly where it’s going. Then look for evidence in your experience to support that, such as:

  • Not all those who wander are lost.
  • When starting something new, this uncomfortable feeling accompanies growth.
  • The most exciting places are never on any maps.

This isn’t about making things up to make yourself feel better. This is about doing all that you can to fight all the voices in your head that are trying to keep you from doing what you want.

4. Give yourself permission to fail.

It’s a safe bet that you’re your own worst critic, but placing your confidence in the things that critic tells you is not going to make you a better blogger. Quite the opposite, in fact.

Tell yourself that you’re going to write a few bad blog posts. Like really bad. Like the worst posts ever published on WordPress.

Give yourself this chance.

Realize that failure is a stepping stone to success. Even if you were to believe the inner critic that you’re not good enough, this does not mean that you can’t make yourself good enough.

Know that you can, you must, and if you keep going, you will.

Place your confidence, faith, time, and effort to writing great blog posts, and see what happens.

Cristian Mihai

Became Internet famous by the age of 23. Never recovered. I write short author bios all over the web. I’m an acquired taste. Don’t like me? Acquire some taste.

31 thoughts on “How to Be a Better Blogger — The Four Steps, 15 Minutes Routine2 min read

  1. I’m still on a learning curve about being a better blogger and i’m loving your blog posts. Honestly, I’ve been trying to convince myself that my blog posts are below my expectations. So, each time I write one, I always try to make it better than the previous one. Sometimes I beat myself up –like that post didn’t come out as I expected.

    Turning everything upside down perhaps can work to some extent.

  2. I love the final sentence… “Place your confidence, faith, time and effort to writing great blog posts and see what happens.”

    There’s a place for self criticism. But we should not ignore the truth about Originality. Rather than beat yourself up, strive to become better at blogging.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. I keep coming back to your blog! You’re writing style is great. Succint, on point, and it has a great flow. I would come back just because it pleases my reading brain! haha. But then you throw out great tips and motivation too, making it even better. Nice work! Thanks for sharing.

    I recently “audibled” the book “On Writing, A Memior of the Craft” by one of my favorite ficition writers, Stephen King. Who by the way is briliiant writer, and his books are not really like the horror movies. Some elements are there, but most Stephen King books are really much more of a rich adventure than a bunch of horror movie scares. I write about King in my blog sometimes.

    For people looking for writing tips in general, “On Writing” might be a great place to start!

    Also “The Elements of Style”, by William Strunk and E.B. White, is worth a read/”audible”.

    1. I literally just purchased those 3 books on Amazon, they came in the mail yesterday and I started reading Strunk / Word immediately. Started my Blog this past weekend and figured reading books on Writing will only help me improve and become the even better so I’m very happy to read your comment.

      1. Reading in general will help your writing. I believe to do the things we want to do, we should study people who are already doing it! What better way to study writers than to read? Reading will expand your vocabulary, help you develop style, and give you a “toolkit” to use in your writing.

        Reading books about writing will multiply the gains you see!

  4. Have you ever had coach training? If not, you’re a natural! These tactics are super effective and ones we use, too. The last 3 points are similar to Byron Katie’s The Work…identifying the limiting beliefs and finding alternative truths (opposite, other, self). Great advice, here! Thanks for helping writers get their work out into the world!

  5. Thanks for the great advice. I find myself sending other people blog infoormation and not my own. I need to bring my own ideas to my Blog and express myself as well..

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