Monday, July 29, 2019

Why Confidence is an Important Part of Writing

Unfortunately there's a belief floating out there that you have to be a seasoned writer, with years of experience, for anyone to take notice of what you're writing.

This is true, to a point. But this eats away at anyone wanting to make their way in the world as a writer.

If this sounds quite harsh, fear not, I have good news.

You don't need to be a big honcho in the writing world to add value in your community.

Don't be Put Off by Other Writers

Take note of what other writers have to say, because they all started at the bottom, once upon a time.  Practice makes perfect, and the more you write the better you'll become.

From all of the blog posts and articles your eyes have read, this year alone, how many were written by established writers in your field?

At the end of the day what matters is you took something away from those blog posts you read, and its locked away in the filing cabinet of your brain, so you can use it when you need that piece of information to write something valuable.

Develop Your Credibility as a Writer

People that stumble across your blog have probably come via social media.  At the end of the day people don't look at your age or how many posts you've published.  It's the quality of information they get every time they come onto your website that really counts.

Confidence comes by knowing who you are as a writer, and what you have to offer your audience.  Being able to write at a level that makes your readers wanting more. 

Helpful Indicators to Confident Writing

Giving your readers entertaining, persuading and simple information, is a clear sign of how confident you are with words and language.

At the end of the day don't let other people affect your writing. Be yourself, and tell your truth.

Confidence Comes from Value

Striving for greatness is not what matters.  Knowing where you stand in your own community, and supplying valuable information to your readers is what really counts.

Being that resource that people turn to when they're looking for specific information is worth its weight in gold, because it will help you to grow as a writer, and grow your audience both at the same time.

Being able to write honestly, openly and with a certain amount of  vulnerability will take you far.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on confidence as a writer in the comments below.

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