A few months ago I published a post reflecting on why I didn’t tell anyone about my blog to which I received an overwhelming response. I never knew that so many people struggled with telling their friends and/or family about their blog, it was nice to know that there is a whole network of us out there who can relate to each other and give encouragement to one another. Following that post I received a few requests to write a sequel post, if you will, about my top tips on how to tell people about your blog.
So many bloggers told me that they weren’t sure if they had the confidence to ever tell someone about their blog, something which I didn’t expect. I never knew that so many people were in the same boat as me and that so many of us were/are struggling with the same thing.
I’ve now learned that writing a blog is something to be proud of. It took me a while to pluck up the courage to tell people in my life offline about my blog and the content I’m creating but I’m now so much more confident when doing so and I hope, by writing this post, that I can spur some of that confidence to my fellow bloggers.
I know from experience that it’s easier said than done but I believe that one of the most important things when wanting to tell someone about your blog is to be confident. Not only in your content and what you’re writing but to have that confidence within yourself. If you can demonstrate that you are confident in your blog then others will notice that and will realise that you’re passionate about what you’re doing and will support you even more for it.
Don’t be afraid
Being afraid of how people might react to your blog is probably one of the main things holding you back from sharing it but I can assure you that it’s not as scary as it seems. The support I’ve received from people I know offline who have found out about my blog has been incredible, something I didn’t expect in the slightest. Your blog is something to be proud of, don’t be afraid of what others might think of it because if you’re proud of yourself and what you’re writing then that’s the most important thing. Your blog is where you can express who you are, somewhere you can share your passions and interests, its an extension of who you are so if you’re happy and proud of the content you’re creating, other people’s opinions don’t matter.
Tell someone you’re close to, someone you can trust
If you want to tell someone about your blog, the best thing to do in my opinion is to tell someone who you’re close to, someone who you trust and who you know will be supportive of you and what you’re doing. If you explain to them what your blog is about, why you write it and how it makes you feel then they will be supportive and be happy for you. If you gain a positive response from that person, which I’m sure you will, then that might make you feel more confident when telling others about your blog in the future.
Don’t tell people about your blog directly
I’m aware that this point might not make much sense but this is the way I’ve gone about it in some cases. I have a Facebook page dedicated to my blog and the way some of my family members and friends have found out about my blog is by me inviting them to like my page so therefore I haven’t told them directly. This idea may not appeal to some but in my case it made me feel more comfortable than it would have been to tell them in person.
Blogging is something to be proud of. At the end of the da you are writing content for hundreds or even thousands of people to read, your writing reaches all four corners of the globe and in my opinion that is a pretty big achievement, wouldn’t you agree? If you’re proud of your blog then that will shine through when you tell others about it and I’m telling you now, most often than not, whoever you’re opening up to about your blog will be proud of you too.
Are you afraid of telling people about your blog? Do you have any tips for those who are? Let me know in the comments as I’d love to hear from you.