Self-doubt happens to be one of a blogger’s worst enemies.
And, why is that so?
Because it messes with their entire mindset in a negative way (Creating content for one’s blog becomes extremely challenging when one does not believe that they can actually pull it off).
Since self-doubt does not work in a blogger’s favour, I am going to teach you how to go about eradicating it.
1.) By Reading A Lot
Dear friend, in order to create a blog post that is based on your chosen topic, you will need to be highly knowledgeable about it.
And, what is one of the best ways of doing that?
By reading, of course!
Luckily for us bloggers, we can acquire the information that we need via:
- Traditional books (The kind that we could actually hold with our bare hands and turn the pages of).
- eBooks (The digitalized version of books).
- Online articles from reliable sources.
The truth is that when it comes to blogging, there is no getting away from reading; it is one of the prerequisites of being a superb blogger.
2.) By Having An Unwavering Belief In Your Ability To Create Blog Posts
Those of us who have been blogging for years will know that we can create a blog post from scratch whenever we:
- Sit in front of our desktop computer.
- Place ourselves in front of our laptop computer.
- Look directly at our tablet.
- Pick up our smartphone.
And, why is it that people who have been blogging for years can create a blog post from scratch whenever they want to?
They can do it because they have no doubt in their mind about their ability to create a blog post from scratch.
By the way, newcomers to blogging can also do this; they will have to practice regularly (And, in doing so, their belief in creating a blog post from scratch will grow stronger).
3.) By Knowing That You Are Not Your Past Failures
Some people’s doubt about their ability to blog may have stemmed from failing at blogging in the past.
It is possible for a person to overcome that particular doubt by starting another blog of their own and this time around, they can work towards having a successful blog by doing the following things:
- Learning everything that they can about blogging.
- Putting what they have learned about blogging into practice.
- Finding a mentor.
One should never make the mistake of allowing their past blogging failures to define them.
Truthfully speaking, no blogger is really that good the first time around; blogging like any other skill is something that takes a while to learn and even longer to be fully mastered.
4.) By Not Comparing Your Blog To Others
Some bloggers might think that they are doing something wrong when they have discovered that another blogger who created a blog around the same time as theirs has:
- More Likes than theirs.
- More comments than theirs.
- More followers than theirs.
Now, those things could be the result of the other blogger putting more effort into their blog than what you are actually putting into yours.
However, you should not feel discouraged because a fellow blogger who started around the same time as you is doing way better than you in the area of blogging.
The truth is that we all learn at our own pace; some people learn faster than others.
So, my friend, it would be wise to not compare your blog to the blogs of other bloggers.
What you can do in the meantime is to find ways to get better at your craft and have lots of fun while you are doing it.
5.) By Working Arduously At Maintaining A Positive Inner Dialogue
Our inner dialogue (the conversations that we have with our own self) has a lot to do with whether or not we will become successful in our chosen field. Therefore, if you say to yourself regularly, “I cannot do this. I will eventually fail at blogging,” you will bring it to fruition.
However, if you were to say to yourself, “I can do this. I will be successful at blogging,” at frequent intervals, you will do everything in your power to be successful at blogging.
Dear friend, I want you to always remember, that words have power; they can mould your reality.
So, for the sake of your success, be fully cognizant of the things that you say to yourself.
6.) By Knowing That You Would Not Run Out Of Topics To Blog About
Unfortunately, the blogosphere is filled with bloggers who are worried about running out of topics to blog about (Even some of the niche-related bloggers worry about running out of ideas for their blogs).
The subconscious mind has the capacity for coming up with numerous ideas for our blog posts (And, that, my friend, is a good reason not to worry about running out of material for your blog).
By the way, my article, 10 Ways To Come Up With Topics For Your Blog, will teach you how to go about finding something interesting to publish (Your confidence will skyrocket when you know to yourself that you can never truly run out of things to blog about).
7.) By Associating Yourself With Positive-Minded Bloggers
The good news is that the internet is filled with positive-minded bloggers; they can be found in the following places:
- Facebook groups.
- Twitter groups.
- Pinterest groups.
Positive-minded bloggers are not jealous of anyone’s success.
As a matter of fact, their genuine desire is for every blogger to be successful.
Being around positive-minded bloggers is a lovely experience because they are known for:
- Passing on their knowledge about blogging.
- Encouraging others to be the best version of themselves.
- Cheering on others who are desperately in need of support.
One’s self-doubt tends to diminish when they are around positive-minded bloggers.
As you have learned, bloggers can eradicate their self-doubt by:
- Making it a priority of theirs to read a lot.
- Having an unwavering belief in their ability to create blog posts.
- Knowing that they are not their past failures.
- Not comparing their own blog to the blogs of others.
- Maintaining a positive inner dialogue.
- Knowing fully that they would never run out of topics to blog about.
- Associating themselves with positive-minded bloggers.
Thank you for reading and I look forward to having you here on Renard’s World in the near future.