People have different reasons for blogging. Some individuals set up blogs to make money, while others blog to express themselves. Whatever their reason, do you want to know why they are successful? They brushed all their fears aside and did not let these get in the way.

If you have always wanted to start your own blog, drop all the excuses and get your hands busy A.S.A.P!

Here are some fears people have with regards to blogging… and most importantly, some helpful tips to get over them quick:

1.    “I don’t have the time!”

No one is too busy to ever get what he or she wants. So if you ever catch yourself making dozens of reasons to procrastinate, perhaps this is not really something you want.

If you want to start your own blog, set time aside. If you are most productive during the day, by all means, work when the sun is out. If you like to write at night, go for it.  It is your blog and you should work when you are most able.  When you are first starting out, try to dedicate at least an hour of your day to write for your blog.  Then do it.

2.    “I don’t write well.”

Not all bloggers are famous novelists, seasoned writers, or editors-in-chief of their local school papers. Truth is, anyone can be a blogger as long as they have interesting content to write. “Interesting” is a matter of perspective, so find things that matter to you – so you will have no problem writing about these topics!

If you are worried about not being creative enough, it is never too late to start reading blogs, magazines, books, and newspapers. The trick is to learn from how other people write. You will get better as you practice.

Lastly, if you are worried about grammatical errors, you should find another set of eyes to help you. It is often a good idea to have someone else proofread your blog content before posting if you are not skilled in writing (or even if you are).  Find a friend to help you or contract out the work to a freelancer at a site like elance.com.

3.    “The Internet is too open.”

The openness/exposure of the World Wide Web should not scare you; in fact, this should empower you. It means you can easily influence millions of people around the world through the use of your words.

4.    “There are thousands of established bloggers out there already.” 

The fact that a lot of people are already blogging should not stop you. This should, in fact, inspire you to work harder to differentiate your blog from others. Once you have established a sustainable competitive advantage, always keep in mind that you need to be innovative and set your blog apart from the masses. You should always find ways to keep your site fresh and up-to-date. It is a key component of getting readers to visit your blog frequently.

5.    “I only need a small slice of the market to make it big.”

The Internet makes up the world’s largest population. In order to make it big, you have to keep in mind that you are targeting a specific audience – not the entire world. To succeed, you only need to catch the interest, and hold the attention, of a very small percentage of Internet users.

Always remember that 90% of our fears do not turn into reality, so push aside your negative thoughts and get writing!

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