Taking your writing and blogging seriously

How to take your blogging and writing seriously?

It is very simple but it is not easy. Taking your blogging and writing seriously depends on which phase of life you are right now. Lets say you know what you are writing about, you know your purpose…you know what you want to achieve..you have goal in front of your eyes and you are going for it. Good. That should be a goal of every writer and blogger. To know what he/she is all about.. Because lets face it.. Most of us are not there.

For example, I started writing when I was 21… I didnt had any big life experience… If you are older and you start blogging…you have better chance to be interested than someone who is younger… You can tell stories..your observation of world is more complete…and many other things… When you are 21, whatever you write…one day you will just look back at and you will be embarrassed haha. That is sad reality. But it doesnt have to be sad.. It should be funny.

So..most of us…we start to blog but we dont know what we will blog about… And in fact…we are even afraid to be more precise with ourselves.. We dont want to limit ourselves… I just want to write about whatever goes trough my mind… That is attitude and approach of many people. And thats fine… Nothing wrong with that.. But question is…what do you want to achieve with your blog??? If it is only for you and and couple of people that are reading those blog posts…then good. But if you want to go big and achieve something really great with your blog…then you have to think differently..

I am 24 right now…I still dont have lots of life experience… I do posses some knowledge and I know many information from different fields… Like history, psychology, biology, technology…. I know some things about those branches… But problem is…I am not master in any of that… (and you dont have to finish college to be a master at something)… So I have big holes in all this fields… So I cant write about any of that… Unless..I become more serious about my blogging….and instead of writing and blogging more…I start to learn more… Instead of putting out so much…I need to take in… Because I dont have enough… So it is time to start working on my arsenal of knowledge and information that I posses… But you dont get there overnight… It takes years for that…right? 

Yep..that is reality that I had to face… Only in 5, 10, 15, 20 years will I have chance to become very successful blogger… So it is going to be a long journey but I am excited about it.. Everything worthwhile…you cannot have immediately.. It takes time… And some bloggers when they start blogging…they are thinking…how can I monetize my site? Unless you know what you are writing about and you know your value to the people…thats good. But if you dont know…dont even think about monetization… No easy success…I am sorry… First you will have to become someone valuable…in order to make money…

I see many people…I mean…everybody are coaches these days… They have their courses on how to be confident, how to have good relationships…how to be happy and blah blah blah… I mean…you are not offering me anything…Just useless information that are going to confuse me and it is not going to bring any value into my life… In fact…it is making my life even worse.. So you are taking a value out of my life…So why should I pay you for that?

Why dont you make a course on how to fix your car? I will buy it from you. Not just me…but many people…because that is something valuable..

But yes, of course….you have to first learn how to fix cars…and that takes years of hard work…

No easy success.. You cannot have it right now… That is my point.

So…right now I need to study more, experience more…maybe travel more an talk with people….learn something new….so that one day I can be someone who is valuable….

And not only that… then one day I can start collaborating with different bloggers…and we can create our own brand… Because a team of capable people is far more powerful than just one person… But all that is going to happen only in future…

I wish I could have it right now…but no.. I am still not on that level…

But at least…I know what I need to do… I am not lost…

But does that means that you should not write about anything until you become expert at something? No… You can write as your journey is progressing… In fact..it is valuable… to see where someone started…not being expert…and then to see the progress and development of that person through time…. It is inspirational…

So instead of sitting today in front of your computer or paper…and thinking…what should I write about? Think differently and ask yourself…what can I do with my life so that I am never out of the topics and inspiration????

But I get it…you want to write something immediately…you are seeking validation right now… You get dopamine boost from seeing that someone liked your post, or that someone commented it…or that your followers are growing… You get ego boost from that… So instead of thinking how to be more valuable, more professional so that you become successful in the long-term…you are thinking…how can I make something happen right now…??? Look…I got few likes… Lets write something new…

Of course…everybody are saying that they are not doing for the likes… And lets face it…most people like your post because you have silent agreement…that you are going to like each other posts… telepathically you made a deal with this person…I am going to like you and you are going to like me… And maybe you dont even read what they are writing… Just like most of them dont read what you wrote…they just click like…

I been there… I am guilty of it as well.. But I decided….instead of being amateur…I am going to turn pro…even if that means stagnation for the growth of my blog… it doesnt matter…because I know what is waiting me in the future…

Have a nice day my friends… I am not saying this is the right way…but it is right way for me… So maybe it can help someone else as well.. maybe it will give you a perspective…

Thanks for reading !!!