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.
Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone
Getting to Grips With Life's Ongoing Changes
It's never easy, but change is a constant in everyone's life.
Learning to embrace change, instead of running away from it, will help all writer's to embrace all challenges that come their way.
The Ever Changing World of Writing Online
If you haven't discovered it already, writing online is forever changing. With new updates, algorithms, software, the list goes on and on.
If you have the same habit of sitting down to write without any problems, think again. You need to be able to constantly adapt to the ever changing world of the internet, along with all of its rules and regulations. And not mind doing so.
Start Again With a Clean Slate
When you discover that certain books you've written aren't exactly selling well, taking the decision to start over and rewrite, and repackage can be a daunting task.
These are decisions most writers face at one time or another. But decisions that must be made.
Once you've taken the decision to rewrite and repackage, you can begin to see where you how to improve, and give your readers a better book.
I did this recently with my book "The Self-Confidence Guide". A book which has been through many changes, but all worth it.
Don't Just "Let it Happen"
If you see that something isn't working, don't leave it, do something constructive about it.
How can I improve on my blog traffic?
Should I join more social media platforms?
Can I write more, and where can I put my articles for more eyeballs to see?
So What Can I Do When Change Happens Unexpectedly?
It's never easy to step outside of the things you know and cling to.
You can coast along pretty easily, but will you make money out of your blog, or sell more books?
You need to accept the changes that are thrown at you, turn the negative into a positive, and keep on going.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on confidence as a writer in the comments below.
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