When you’ve been blogging for a few years, you meet a lot of different bloggers. It’s all part of the fun. Sometimes, sadly, blogging doesn’t work out for everyone and I wondered what the reason was.
Was it timing? passion? or just the lack of confidence?
All of these factors can stop you from making it as a full-time blogger but in this post, we are going to focus on gaining confidence in blogging.
What does it mean to gain confidence blogging? Confidence doesn’t just mean posting on your blog and social media but also having the confidence to chase your dream and really make a go of it.
Chasing after your dream and turning it into a reality requires confidence.
Don’t worry if you’re not there yet, this post will list the top seven things to do to gain confidence in blogging.
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Only a year ago, I was terrified to post about my blog. I never even considered video content and would only post pictures when I was wearing a full-face of make-up.
I was terrified and lacked confidence.
What was I terrified of?
Honestly? What others would think of my content. What if people didn’t like my writing or my videos weren’t good enough?
This mindset held me back for too long.
Once I removed that limiting belief that I wasn’t good enough to make it as a full-time blogger, I became more successful in three months than the five years I spent blogging.
Removing that mental block is the first step to take when you’re gaining confidence in your work. So what if it’s not great, we all start somewhere. My work six months ago wasn’t as good as my work now but I still continue to do it, grow and learn.
Top seven ways to gain confidence blogging
In this post, we are going to talk through the best seven ways to gain confidence in blogging and what really helped me grow as a blogger.
Why are you ACTUALLY blogging
Look at the facts. Why are you blogging? Is it for freedom or are you looking to gain a career in writing?
What is your motivation to blog?
If your motivation is money, own it. Don’t listen to bloggers who say you can’t start blogging for money. Blogging is a great hobby BUT it’s also a career.
Write it down. Claim it. Write out exactly why you’re blogging and what drives you to blog. If you’re in the blogging game, you’re talented to start with. Blogging isn’t easy, so own the fact that you are able to run a blog.
Join a blogging community
Connecting with other bloggers to help motivate you when you’re down is incredible for confidence. Everyone has those down days so don’t be alarmed when they happen.
Imposter syndrome can be real sometimes, but having a solid group behind you to remind you of your talents will help improve your confidence.
The best community out there is the TBI community. It’s one of the fastest growing communities out there and is filled with like minded bloggers.
The membership allows you to build relationships, ask blogging questions, gain backlinks and more.
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Related: How to get over imposter syndrome.
Celebrate your wins
No matter the blogging win, it should be celebrated. It doesn’t matter if you’ve hit 100 subscribers or 100,000 – celebrate your success.
Celebrating is subject to the person. For example, when I have a big win, I like to watch a T.V show and take some time off to appreciate my hard work. Something simple like a bath, chill music and I feel reset and ready to tackle my next goal.
Whatever your celebration is, do it! You deserve to be celebrated.
Related: How to achieve your blogging goals.
Talk about your wins
This was something I would lack in the past because I was scared incase it came across as gloating. What if people think I’m rubbing it in their face?
The biggest life lesson I learned is that people who celebrate with you are the ones you need to keep around. If people are bitter about your success, they are not positive energy therefore, you don’t need it.
Don’t be scared to share your wins.
Without a doubt, I will share at least one win on Twitter each week.
Also, my celebration tweets always perform better than my normal tweets. People want to see you succeed. Don’t be convinced otherwise.
Get inspired by other bloggers
Trust in yourself as a creator that your time will come. If you see others succeeding, you don’t know how much they worked or how much money they invested in their business to start with.
Never compare yourself to anyone because their story could be completely different to yours.
Instead, get inspired by the wins.
If they can do it, so can you. Use other people’s wins to inspire you to follow in your own footsteps to become a successful blogger.
I know there are hundreds of bloggers out there that are more successful than me. Does that knock my confidence?
Not one bit.
If they can do it, so can I. I have all the tools to make it work, I just have to work out how I’ll make it myself.
Get inspired! Make a blogging vision board of all the people you look up to. The courses that you’ve used to help build your empire. Include everything that motivates you to achieve your blogging goals.
Related: How to get over a creative block.
That takes us on to the next point. Use visual reminders to keep you going. To keep inspired and confident, you can:
- Create a vision board of what you want to achieve.
- Write affirmations down on post-it notes around the house. Let it be a constant reminder that you can do it.
- Follow positive social media accounts. Quote accounts are great for daily reminders.
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Being around confident individuals will help bring out your confidence.
Don’t dwell on things that don’t work out
If you’re someone who worries about things not working out, don’t worry. You’re not alone. It’s scary becoming a full-time blogger. Not just the fact that you’re putting yourself out there online but you also control your income.
Therefore, you need to be confident enough that you can work independently.
If things don’t work out, so what! People make mistakes, it’s going to happen. No one is perfect. Therefore, don’t dwell on the things that don’t work out within your blogging career.
Meaning, don’t let it knock your confidence.
If a blog post, social media platform or even the entire blog doesn’t work out. So what? Regroup, plan and start again.
The Bloggers Incentive is my third blog. The third time is a charm, right? I always thought my first two were going to be a huge success but sadly it wasn’t meant to be.
Did that make me a bad blogger? No. It meant I had more to learn so I kept the skills I had learned, combined that with new skills and a lot of confidence and The Bloggers Incentive was born.
How to gain confidence blogging
Confidence doesn’t appear overnight. It takes hard work.
People go to the gym to work on their bodies, you can’t just think you want a fit body without putting the work in. The same goes with your mindset and confidence. You have to work on it, train your brain in order to change your outlook.
Things you can do:
- Surround yourself with positive people
- Complete mindset worksheets (Join the TBI membership to get access to all our printables)
- Celebrate when you succeed
- Learn from your mistakes and don’t let them hold you back
We hope you’ve enjoyed this post on how to gain confidence blogging. It takes time but you can do it!
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