Have a fear of promoting your blog? Promoting your blog can be a daunting task, especially if you have a fear of self-promotion. However, it’s an essential step in gaining visibility, attracting readers, and growing your blog’s audience.
What if I fail?
But what if you succeed?
I’ve always wanted to have a blog. I’ve had one for the longest time. I have never been good about posting regular. The oldest posts on this website date back to 2009. I could never niche down because I’m interested in so many things, but I have tried to write about finances when I was in college, but I ended up deleting it all. I have tried to write about fashion but I deleted that all, too. So much of my thoughts and ideas were erased. All that time and effort disappeared and I can’t get that back.
I didn’t even give myself the chance to fail and I accepted what I had already accomplished as a failure. I used to never talk about my blog with anyone and it felt weird to be known as that girl with the blog. But I like to think of this website as an online diary. I can look through over a decade of my life in various posts. I can talk about what I’m doing and how I feel at different stages.
What I now realize is that this is my space. It’s full of amazing content and experiences! I had to tell myself that I am allowed to change my mind. If my biggest fear is worrying what other people might think of me then that will be my biggest torment. It will be the roadblock to keep me from writing and sharing.
We are allowed to change our minds as we grow and change. It’s a part of life. I need to recognize that I’m not a failure. I’ve experienced growth. And I may not have been making great content, but I didn’t need to delete it all. Growth and comfort do not coexist.
Why You Should Get Over Your Fear of Blogging
Remind yourself of the value your blog provides to readers. Whether you offer helpful information, entertaining stories, or unique perspectives, remember that promoting your blog is about sharing something valuable with others.
My blog brings me joy! I try to recognize that not everyone will like my content. And my content should not be for everyone. As long as my content is serving me and my audience, then that is what is important.
Begin by sharing your blog with friends, family, and colleagues. They can provide valuable feedback, offer support, and help spread the word to their own networks. Starting small can be less intimidating and build your confidence for broader promotion efforts.
I am creating content that I feel compelled to share. That makes it so much easier to post about it on social media! Social media platforms are powerful tools for blog promotion. Choose platforms that align with your target audience and start sharing your content there. Engage with your followers, join relevant groups or communities, and share useful content beyond self-promotion to build a genuine connection with your audience.
Remember, promoting your blog is an ongoing process. Be consistent, adapt your strategies based on what works for your audience, and stay dedicated to providing value through your content. With time and practice, your fear of self-promotion will diminish, and you’ll become more comfortable sharing your blog with the world.
What have you done to get over the fear of promoting your blog? Let me know in the comments below!