How to Write with Confidence
Writing with confidence doesn’t just happen, it takes practice. Therefore if you have been writing regularly and sharing your content, you are practicing. It’s important to know that practice isn’t going to make you perfect, but it will make you an excellent writer or blogger.
3 Ways to Write with Confidence
Your words have meaning. You have the option to take the passive route or to use them to inspire, empower, stimulate and encourage your readers to engage is what you are writing about. If you are using passive words or phrases, you can easily discourage or bore your audience and what will that result in? An audience that just isn’t that interested in what you have to say.
Give your readers the inspiration they crave and they’ll love you!
Ask Your Audience to Participate
The number one thing writers and bloggers don’t do, but if they did, it would change their reader interaction tremendously – talk to and ask engaging questions of your audience. This doesn’t mean asking them, “So, what do you think?” Talk about BORING! Instead, try using something that is more unique and applicable to the content you are sharing and of course might actually come from you. Here are some questions I’ve recently shared on blog posts/articles I’ve written:
· Given these circumstances, how would you respond if this happened to you?
· Why do you think this is still relevant?
· How does this make you feel about what you do?
This sounds like therapy and in fact it is a very useful and widely used therapy technique to help boost your self-esteem when you are feeling blah! Here are two ways to do it:
Direct Approach: Tell yourself when you don’t think you are able to do something or aren’t felling very capable, that you are confident, skilled and able to accomplish what you set your mind to. Keep repeating it until you believe it.
Write it down: When you feel the burden of poor confidence looming, get out a piece of paper and write down all the rational and irrational thoughts surrounding why you are feeling the way you are feeling. Leave your list be for a couple days and return to it for review. You’ll be amazed at how unlike yourself you sound and your thought processes when you are feeling anxious or stressed.
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