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.