How to overcome the fear of blogging or writing in public

You will get some ideas from the following conversation on Twitter:

@dreamingspires: I realised that a previous problem in my blog was that I was writing for people more qualified than me - instead of health professionals just starting out.

@DrVes: One of the best approaches to educational blogging is to write for yourself as you learn or write for beginners - which is basically the same thing.

@dreamingspires: good advice - as an(ex)publisher suddenly having to write myself as opposed to hiding behind someone else doing it is... a learning process.

@DrVes: Did Twitter help?

@dreamingspires: Twitter helped in the sense of connecting me into a community, I didn't 'micro-blog' though.

@DrVes: Twitter makes you more comfortable to write in public - you don't have to "micro-blog"... :)

@dreamingspires: This IS true and my experience - it reduced my stage fright!

@DrVes: Also, you may have micro-blogged on Twitter or somewhere else without even knowing it... I set up my blog posts to publish automatically in the future -- it may help with your "stage fright".

@dreamingspires: To be honest I am unsure what micro-blogging is -- specific tweets on a topic like you do, or a mini conversation? Yes, I also now autopublish via Twitter feed, and now using Stumble too. OK - microblog is an 'opinion'/link/statement.

@DrVes: Anything you post on Twitter is micro-blog as long it's not only replies... A comment on a comment is not a blog. I think you qualify as a fully-fledged blogger and microblogger now... :)

@dreamingspires: You mean I've MADE IT?! Newbie happiness.

@DrVes: It's official: You've made it. You're a blogger now. Expect you share of nasty comments and spam... :)

1 comment:

  1. Twitter does help in building one's self confidence when it comes to writing. But like what DrVes mentioned, what's important is you write for yourself and everything would come out naturally during the process.