Convinced that you cannot blog? Let’s see… you keep telling yourself that blogging is a very serious thing, which takes lots of time, practice, and dedication, because it has to be perfect?
Well, this is partially true, but hopefully the ideas in this post will help you let go of blog perfectionism and make blogging a more pleasant experience for you.
1. It does not have to be perfect. Truth is, if we were to make every single post a perfect one, starting from the most brilliant idea about what to write, having the most wonderful writing style, the greatest formatting, the best possible layout, and so on, you would never be able to write a post, let alone a few per week to keep your readers happy. So forget about being the best writer and write anyway.
Having said that, do not forget about a few rules (just 2, promise :)) to keep your blog looking good and easy to read:
2. Use correct spelling and grammar. You knew this was a must, right? And it’s a really easy one because most word processors have spell checkers incorporated, so you’ll get the dotted red line when you make a spelling mistake and you can correct it on the spot. Do your best but do not agonize over spelling mistakes that are harder to spot or grammar mistakes. Your readers won’t care about occasional mistakes if most of the time your content is useful and as long as they understand what you want to say.
3. Use good formatting. This is good practice so that your blog is easy to read. Seen blog posts where everything is just a huge piece of text, no white space, no paragraphs? Very overwhelming for readers, right? You want to make it nice and easy. You want your readers to see reading your blog as an enjoyable experience and not a chore 🙂
If you need some advice on blog formatting, feel free to search and read other articles in this blog.
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What can you start doing today to let go of blog perfectionism? Please leave me a comment, will you? 🙂