The Internet marketers. The social media experts. The serial product launchers.
(Even some popular bloggers are guilty of it.)
“Blogging is easy,” they say glibly. “And it’ll bring you all the attention, money and recognition you desire.”
“All you have to do is write epic content.”
Meanwhile, you’re sitting there at your keyboard pounding your fists in frustration, because you have all these fantastic ideas that you want to share, but you’re afraid that you can’t do them justice.
Epic? You’re afraid your writing isn’t even enjoyable.
You worry that you’re not a good enough writer. That your ideas are simply going to vanish into the electronic ether because you can’t attract enough readers with your words.
Sometimes you even wonder if you should just give up on your blogging dreams altogether.
But you shouldn’t. And here’s why.
You can become a great blogger and writer by mastering just one fundamental skill.
You choose your theme, your plugins, your widgets.
You choose when to write, what to write, and how to write it.
You decide all of those things because you’re the boss, and you answer to nobody.
But let’s face it; few endeavors are as independent-spirited as blogging.
And that’s why, as the holiday weekend approaches in the US, we’re delighted to showcase a collection of outstanding posts created by bloggers who truly embrace that spirit of independence by sharing their ideas, on their terms, with a waiting world.
Some are beginning bloggers tentatively taking their first steps; others are experienced bloggers who continue to hone their craft.
But regardless of where you’d place yourself on that spectrum – or even if you’re only now thinking of launching a blog – you’ll find plenty here to motivate and inspire you. More