Anyone can blog as long as they have the content and a platform to parade their work. However, building a great blogging career takes more than just words. Maybe you have heard students say, ‘my essay writing skills are pathetic’. What such a student needs is a professional writer who can deliver the right content at the right time and in the right manner. If you are determined to build a name for yourself in blogging, then you must learn the art of delivery. Everyone has something to say but how they say it really determines whether or not people will listen or follow through. For you to sustain a massive following then self-confidence must be at the core of your blogging. The lack of confidence in the way you express yourself is a sure way to self-sabotage. Apart from satisfying your target audience, self-satisfaction is equally important since this is the only way you can keep going. Below are ways in which you can boost your self-confidence:

. Blog to serve

If your blogging is motivated by selfish ambitions then you are bound to fail. Allow your writing to be motivated by love and the need to help others. For instance, if you have your blog heading as ‘pay someone to do my homework’, then the content thereof must provide homework solutions to anyone in need. People will only be motivated to look out for your next post if they believe that you genuinely care about their needs.

. Have fun

Have you met someone who does not enjoy their job? There is always misery and doubt written all over their faces. You will only exhibit self-confidence in your blogs if you really enjoy writing them. Choose subjects that excite you and bring out your inner passion and zeal for life. We have to see your heartbeat through the kind of work you post and the energy thereof. Only then will you have more confidence to put your work out there.

. Confront your fears

In any field, self-confidence goes a step higher when one conquers their fears. Likewise for you as a blogger, you must be willing to step out of your comfort zone. The more you play safe the more you lose that blogging spark that readers look for. In writing, you need the courage to dive into the crocodile-infested river and bring out the hidden treasure. This is one of the ways to ensure continuous growth and strengthening your blogging muscles.

. Embrace meditation

If you form a habit of meditating daily, then you will be able to recognize your strong points and also your not-so-great areas. This self-awareness informs the direction you take in your next blog post. The more you do what you are best at, the more you grow your self-confidence. Also, doing what you do not feel very confident at stretches your blogging muscles hence making you more confident.

. Keep studying

Great people never stop learning. For you to build your blogging confidence, you must understand blogging inside out. Your blogging confidence will always be under threat if you don’t understand what is expected of you. Again, with the changing trends, it is possible to become irrelevant if you don’t constantly upgrade.

. Venture into videos

Does the idea of sharing your videos freak you out? If so, then that should be your next monster to confront. Doing video presentations on social media will not only earn you a massive following but also boost your confidence big time. If you conquer this frontier then you will be set up for great milestones in the blogging world. Start with short freestyle clips as you learn the ropes. Authenticity is what matters.

. Get a trainer

In the quest to work on your self-confidence as a blogger, you will be required to do more than just study. Having a bold blogger who can train you on how to thicken your skin is of paramount importance. The advantage of hiring a trainer is that you become their personal responsibility. The fact that they are paid to do this makes them even more effective. It also gives you the opportunity to receive and act on positive criticism and grow.

. Network appropriately

Be keen to surround yourself with bold and polished bloggers who can impact you with their way of life. By so doing you will be able to know how they manage to do what they do without going back to familiar comfort zones. This is the only way to feel secure as you venture into the fearful zones as a blogger.

. Embrace criticism

Being a blogger exposes you to all kinds of criticism since it involves the free expression of personal opinions. However, the way to greatness is by considering positive criticism and giving a pass to the negative one. You do not have to respond negatively to negative criticism. Restrain could be what you need at a particular time to portray strength as opposed to expending negative energy which is a killer. Learning how to deal with critics is a sure way to build your self-confidence.

. Share freely

Do not hold back your products and services from social media platforms. In this century most people live their lives on social media and if your work is not available then you limit your popularity. Let the world know what you are about and you will be shocked to know the kind of traffic you can possibly create.

Building for yourself a strong blogging brand is not a walk in the park. With all the criticism and availability of mass information thanks to the internet, it can be a daunting task. However, with self-confidence, you can never go wrong. Build it up from the inside out and watch yourself soar to the greatest height.

Elizabeth Turner, born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on May 14, 1979. She has a Bachelor Degree in Human Resources. Elizabeth joined 5 BestThings on Jan 3, 2011 and worked as an editor specialized in Romance and Relations section.