Do you feel the anxiety of sharing your blog posts after hitting publish? Well, I do. It’s one thing to overcome the feeling of publishing your content online, it’s another thing to boldly share it with the online community. Looking at it from another angle, it’s even easier to share tutorials, researched lists and how-to kind of posts that is not anything about you. When it comes to a post that is based on a personal story and experience, (I don’t know about you) I still get anxious about sharing the content on my social networks. I sometimes find myself wishing some persons will find the story and do the sharing for me. However, I still find a way to overcome these fears and do the sharing anyway. Do you still have to deal with the feeling of rejection when it comes with sharing what you’ve written and probably published? Here are possible ways and thoughts to deal with these virtual emotions and, like Melanie Kissell puts it, get to spend your social currency. It’ll take you less than 6 minutes to read this and it should work.
Write quality content
If you fear that people may not like what you write, let that fear compel you to take the time to produce quality contents. If you are happy with what you have to share, you’ll be more encouraged to share it. Think of it like you’re being stingy to hold back your valuable thoughts.
All you need is hit the right buttons
Is your post ready for sharing? Think about the ways you want to share it (facebook, twitter, comments, groups, forums), hit that share button and get it over with.
What difference does it make?
If you don’t share your thoughts with the world, would you rather die with it? Think about the faces you see in newspapers and magazines. They are people who let the world know what and how they think. Let us know what and how you think. Someone will definitely think alike. Well, even if most don’t, it will help you revise your thoughts and do better next time.
You are not here for everyone -;)
You don’t need to please anyone. You are here to make your life, and the life, of some one out there better. Few or no one really cares if you achieve your blogging goals or not. The bigger players are busy innovating, trying to do things differently and hope to make a greater difference. The mid-successfuls want to stretch their limits even further and network with likeminded people. The small players are struggling to follow the right principles to achieve their goals. The newcomers are looking for the right place to belong. So virtually everyone is too busy to memorize how much of a loser you might think you are. The most anyone can do is ignore what you have to say today. So it’s your duty (not anyone else’s) to get your ideas noticed. Ignore those feelings, type the right words and hit the right buttons.
Accept you are human
Being too ego protective is the main reason for these fears. You don’t want to be noted as a no-gooder. Let me assure you that most of the people you meet have these fears to deal with. It happens that the achievers understand the feelings and have learnt to keep guard of their fears. You don’t need to rid of your fears. What you need is to study them, understand how they hinder your progress and keep them where they belong each time they shows up. Feel free to make mistakes and get better. You’re only human.
Appreciate other bloggers work
If you want something, you should be willing to give it. I’ve read several teachings about giving to receive, and I’m tailoring my live to revolve around this principal. With the little experience I’ve had, it works. If you want comments on your new blog, go out and comment on blogs in your niche (large or small blogs? doesn’t matter). If someone says something that inspires or helps you, you owe it to them to show appreciation by leaving a non-spammy comment. Appreciate other people’s work and your work will be appreciated. Does it work for you? Have you figured the magic behind this? Please share with us below.
Say what has to be said. Let it come from the bosom of your heart. It’s called marketing from your conscience (I first got that from StevePavlina).
The world wide web is for everyone.
Yes! You need to understand this. As long as what you have to share does not go against a sites’ or groups’ rules and regulation, no one would bite you for sharing your honest opinion. The worst is you get a negative comment or be ignored. However, you wouldn’t get anything like, “Hey! This post is not fit for the web. Therefore you are hereby banned from accessing the internet”. As long as your content will be useful to someone somewhere, it’s worth sharing on the web. How do/did you overcome the fear of sharing your blog contents? I could use some more resourceful thoughts and strategies.
If you do find this worth sharing, I’d hope you do.