10 years ago I was a depressed ex-security guard who’d been fired from his job.
Today I am an island-hopping, pro blogger.
You can imagine how many doubts I had to face, embrace and release to become a full-time, pro, island-hopping blogger.
Doubts are tricky; some are as subtle as a light breeze. Other doubts are as forceful as being hit on the head with a sledgehammer.
If you want to build a successful blog you need to unearth and remove common blogging doubts.
I have quite a bit of practice in this area. During leaner blogging days, I clung to all types of fears and anxieties about myself, my blog, and my abilities. I had to face and feel and dissolve these unpleasant, totally untrue, limiting beliefs to vibe higher, to move into success-building actions and to inspire my readers.
Follow these 6 tips to identify and remove blogging doubts.
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1. Hug the Doubts
Hug your doubts.
This is perhaps the most unpleasant step of dredging out these lower energies.
No blogger I know of enjoys feeling worthless. No human being likes feeling as if they are a speck of dirt.
But you cannot get over something that’s still in you.
If the doubt appears you can release the fear. If you bury the doubt, it grows.
Step up to the plate. Write out a list of your blogging-related doubts. Feel the feelings associated with these fears. After feeling kind of crappy for a little bit, you will clear the fear, erase the doubt and feel a whole lot better.
Feeling better about blogging aids you in blogging from an empowered, loving, success-building energy.
2. Follow a Morning Energy Ritual
My morning ritual has helped me:
- Uncover doubts that I buried for years
- Purge these doubts
- Replace these doubts with clarity and confidence
I was secretly terrified to write and self-publish eBooks even though friends implored me to do so for years.
My morning energy ritual inspired me to face, feel and release this fear.
I went on to write and self-published 126 eBooks.
Some ideas for your energy ritual:
- Do yoga
- Jump into an icy cold shower for 30 seconds (check with your doctor first)
Following a morning energy management routine inspires you to blog from a predominant energy of love and fun, versus blogging from fear and tension, as most bloggers do.
3. Dive into Doubts versus Cowering from Fear
Dive into your doubts.
I know how scary this feels. I jumped directly into my doubts for many years, trembling with fear, before I made this practice habitual.
Do you fear you won’t place a guest post on a top blog? Write the post. Build a friendship with the blog owner by helping them out through promotions, blog comments and features on your blog. Pitch the blogger after a few months of connecting with them if they don’t invite you to write a guest post for them.
Write your first blogging eBook.
Whatever you fear, do it. Whatever you doubt, dive in.
This practice feels uncomfortable but experiencing that feeling is part of paying your online tuition.
Blogging doubts die quick deaths if you lean into these fears versus running from these lower energies.
You can either trust your limiting beliefs or dissolve the energies by moving in their direction.
4. Write 1,000 Words Daily for Practice
Write 1000 words daily in a Word document. Just for practice.
Trash the document when you hit 1000 words. Drop it like a hot potato.
Follow this daily writing ritual to remove deep fears related to:
- Your worthiness as a blogger
- The quality and depth of your writing
- Blogging failure and blogging criticism
By writing 1000 words – or more – daily for the past few years I became clear and confident in my writing. If I doubted whether or not I could write many years ago that anxiety disappeared into clarity, confidence, and faith in my writing abilities.
Practice a skill. Improve in that area. Gain confidence. Leave fears related to that skill behind you for good.
Most bloggers are plagued by the:
“Am I a good enough blogger?”
limiting belief at some time during their careers. Writing in a Word document about your niche or just about day to day life helps to eradicate that worry-filled limiter so you realize that you are worthy, you are special and you are destined to build a rocking blog.
5. Buy Blogging Courses
Purchase premium blogging courses.
Get your cyber hands on proven, practical frameworks for building successful blogs.
Allow your doubts to disappear into these helpful, properly formatted, robust resources.
You may read a blog post containing helpful advice. All well and good. But until you invest money in a soup to nuts, thorough course, based on proven fundamentals, you will struggle to let go many fears related to blogging.
Reading or listening to a blogging course gives you confidence and clarity in your blogging strategy. Maybe you worried about some aspect of your blogging campaign but a course helped you to see that you were in fact on the right path.
My blogging courses are doubt-busters. I lay out a helpful framework that my readers and I are building successful blogs.
Spend money to cut your learning curve and to put many blogging worries to rest.
Purchase helpful blogging courses created by successful bloggers to ease your anxieties.
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6. Hire Blogging Coaches
Receiving personalized advice from a professional, established blogger dissolves your doubts instantly.
What is a blogging doubt but an idea that what you are doing is not working?
When I work with clients I advise them as to what is working, giving them faith in their approach and I also indicate what seems not to be working, removing any mystery from the process.
Knowing that you are on the right path in some areas quells fears.
Knowing that you need to change course in other areas removes anxiety concerning these paths.
Work with a coach.
Eradicate blogging doubts.
How are you unearthing and removing blogging doubts?
What tips can you add to this list?