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Stop Doubting Yourself And Blog

Stop Doubting Yourself And Blog

It is a sad fact that new and fairly new bloggers are filled to the brim with doubt (It is natural for them to feel that way because they have not grown accustomed to blogging consistently).

The truth is that they will begin to feel comfortable when blogging has become an ingrained habit β€” one that they will feel the urge to repeat on a regular basis.

Now, before bloggers can reach that stage, they will need to stop doubting themselves.

The more one does something, the more one feels comfortable doing it (Which, in this case, is blogging).

Stop Worrying About What People Will Think About Your Blog Posts

Okay, I get it. You are new and you want to make a good first impression.

The most you can do is:

  • Write your first draft.
  • Check for spelling and grammatical errors.
  • Edit your blog post.
  • Publish your blog post.

Guess what?

People here on WordPress are rather kind to new bloggers (Especially if you are a personal blogger).

They will even give you all of the support that you need.

You will eventually find out that the WordPress community is a wonderful one.

Participate In Prompts (Optional)

New and fairly new bloggers are always wondering, “What shall I post on my blog next?”

The good news is that WordPress has taken care of that for you in the form of prompts; if you use the web version of WordPress, the prompts will show up in the dashboard area or inside of your Block Editor and if you use the Jetpack Mobile App, the daily prompt will show up in the App’s home section.

Prompts are a splendid way of giving bloggers something that they can write about.

Do Your Own Thing

Doing your own thing involves going with a niche or dealing with miscellaneous topics on your blog (You will know which path is right for you).

And, of course, blog about the things that you like; for example, if you like fashion, you can publish blog posts about clothing, shoes and accessories.

The God’s/Goddess’s truth is that you will have way more fun blogging about the things that you like than going along with something for the sake of popularity.

Dear friend, you are guaranteed to last longer in the blogosphere by doing your own thing.

I have been blogging since 2008 and one of the reasons why I have lasted this long in the blogosphere is that I have always done my own thing.

Find Blogs To Follow

Finding like-minded bloggers to follow will help in the area of keeping you inspired.

I recommend using the WordPress Reader for that sort of thing.

All new and fairly new bloggers should familiarize themselves with the WordPress Reader; that can be done by perusing Reader by the WordPress Support Team.

Do Not Worry Too Much About Stats And Likes

If you have just started out blogging, your Stats are not going to be impressive and you are not going to receive many likes either.

Do keep in mind that Stats will fluctuate and likes will come eventually (And when you manage to get those things, do not get carried away with them).

Dear friend, if you judge your worth by high Stats and lots of likes, you will feel awful the day that you notice that they are low in number.

As a matter of fact, most personal bloggers blog for fun and an increase in Stats and likes is merely a byproduct of their hard work.

You Will Learn At Your Own Pace

No one expects you to learn everything that you can about blogging overnight.

They expect you to learn at your own pace.

Regarding the learning process, take it one day at a time (Knowledge is easier to absorb that way).

Final Thoughts

I want all new and fairly new bloggers to have fun with their blogs and the entire blogging process (And, the best way for them to do that is for them to stop doubting themselves and blog).

And, they should also know that they have the full support of their WordPress community.



43 thoughts on “Stop Doubting Yourself And Blog

  1. Good points, Renard. I very occasionally take down a post but when I do, it is because I am concerned that the post may not truly fit a photography blog. Sometimes I want to vent frustration with certain things like politics but don’t post them because who really cares what I think about politics! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜‚

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  2. As always wonderful tips and advice Renard, thank you. I just love the WordPress community, everyone here is so friendly and helpful, it feels like one big happy family, which in turn encourages me to write more blog posts, which I just love to do. So it is a win, winπŸ’š

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  3. As a personal blogger, I must reiterate Renards words on the blogging community. The support your recieve is really encouraging. Whether it’s from one person or 10…its genuine.

    Thanks Renard once again for a wonderful post. 🀍

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  4. Great advice Renard. The community is so important to many of the bloggers using WP and is a great support for new bloggers. I think because we get so much support and encouragement on starting, we want to pass that on too. As you’ve stated previously, bloggers come and go; to keep our community vibrant, we need to support and encourage new bloggers. Help them find their feet so they can grow and become more confident and long term members of our community

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  5. Some excellent points here for all bloggers, not just new, Renard. It is difficult to get beyond the numbers because that is how we are wired as humans, and social media companies are skilled at how to tap into this. Another writer, Lee Hall, suggests not to compare your stats on a weekly, monthly, or yearly basis, but to reference back to where you started. Everything then becomes positive.

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  6. Those bloggers that doubt what they portray in their blogs are in the right place with WordPress. The support from the WordPress community is outstanding and with such a vast audience pretty much every blog will appeal to someone.

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  7. That was quite uplifting.

    You are right, WordPress community is supportive and makes you feel right at home. Although yes, one needs to find their own way around with their own pace, and it is okay.

    Thanks for rising as a ray of sunshine ;). Really needed that.

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  8. Change is considered a #3 stressor affecting our well-being. The first two are marriage and divorce – yes, marriage is #1 stressor! That means that positive change is still a change and is just as stressful. You are doing a great service to the newbies, dear Renard, by taking them through the process step by step. In counseling, step-by-step routines are recommending for combatting change-induced stress.

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