Dare to blog

 

Do you need to brace yourself, before you dare to blog? I most certainly had that feeling, years ago. Blogging about things that I enjoyed and found interesting, and that I thought my clients would also enjoy, wasn’t that hard for me. Sharing knowledge wasn’t a problem for me either…

Only when I had learned the ins and outs of marketing, and wanted to use my blogs as a marketing tool… I kind of lost my appetite, and didn’t dare to blog so much. Especially when I wanted to make a real statement, had to describe my clients’ problems, and thought of having to showcase myself as an expert on my blog. Luckily for me, I now dare a great deal on my blog. And, more importantly, I also know why.

Dare to Blog
A lot of things are happening in your head, which holds you back from daring. A bit or a lot. Or from daring to share your blog posts with your clients. Or not quite daring to believe that your ideal clients, fans and readers are actually waiting for your to share your articles.

  • Do you like blogs, but are you tentative about not writing engaging enough, yourself?
  • Are you doubting if your information is coming across well?
  • Are you afraid that you won’t have enough engaging topics?
  • Does it make you nervous when you think you’ll be considered repetitive?
  • Are you scared that you won’t be able to keep the blogging rhythm up or that you’ll falter?
  • Are you worried what people will say about your blog posts?

The issue with fear, doubt, not daring, hesitating, waiting, and tossing and turning, is that it can paralyse you. I know all about that. There is only one reason that gave me the guts to start blogging full-out, that made me love blogging, and what made blogging for my business so effective, and that reason is this insight:

The problem is that you think you don’t dare, because of what the future might bring…. I’ve discovered that this couldn’t be further from the truth – the reality is this: you don’t dare because of what you are and aren’t doing now. It is not about the future: it is about what you’re thinking and doing, right now.

How can this insight help your blog?

Stay in the here and now. Trust what you know now, who you are, now. Occupy yourself with today. With yourself. With your blog. With your clients, fans and readers. The future doesn’t exist, the future always lies ahead of you, beyond this moment in time. You cannot write in the future. You can only write now.

Write your blog posts for this moment in time. Entrust your valuable content to your blog. Put your insights, solutions, support and systems into words and share those in your blog posts. Do so in the exact same way as when you would if a client would be sitting right in front of you now, and you’re doing what you’re doing on a daily basis. Blogging isn’t something to dare, it is something to do. Because you want to help more people than that one client sitting in front of you.

All of the knowledge, experience, passion and vision you possess now, is undoubtedly valuable, useful and relevant. Never forget that what you’re sharing with your clients, now – face to face – is equally valuable to share in your blog posts. The form is different. The value is the same.

It is my desire and my dream that each and every entrepreneur dares to blog. That is the reason I wrote this blog, aiming to contribute to fulfil my desire and turn my dream into reality.

Now tell me – what is your best insight, now you’ve read this? I would really appreciate your comment, because you are never alone in what you’re experiencing. It is so nice to offer each other that sense of recognition.

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Saskia
xx

16 thoughts on “Dare to blog

  1. Joycet Reinders

    Wow Saskia, this is your best post ever. You touch my sweetspot. What’s in it for me is the realization that my belief is that my blog needs to be used as a marketingtool. And my flow stops. Now I know I have to write as if my client is sitting in front of me. I had a lot of clients which situations can be used in a blog. Just to reach a bigger target audience. To level up. Yes that is my insight: my blogs are needed to level up my business. Thnx!

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    1. Saskia van de Riet Post author

      Thank you for your compliment, Joycet, and I am very pleased to read what you’re sharing. Level up, girl !! You can do it!
      Saskia
      xx

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  2. Kit de Haan

    Hi Saskia,
    I am not afraid of blogging and writing. I do notice that I feel insecure about my future. My business is growing to a level which I can’t see well. It scares me once in a while. The beauty I experience is that if I start blogging it brings me to the now. That’s my insight. Just keep writing and don’t worry about the future. Thank you for this blog. Now I notice that this is happening 🙂

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    1. Saskia van de Riet Post author

      That is a magical insight, Kit. And one that puts you right on track: keep writing!
      Saskia
      xx

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    1. Saskia van de Riet Post author

      Well Veron, never change a winning recipe. When you enjoy blogging more and more, I’d say: keep going!
      Saskia
      xx

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  3. Marie-José

    I learned there is only one way to blog: just do it. Make time for it.
    And if it truly scares you of: ask a professional for help 🍀
    Saskia van de Riet for example 😉

    Much love
    Marie-José

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    1. Saskia van de Riet Post author

      You’re a great example of just doing it, when it comes to your business, to your blog, to your website. I enjoy watching you making strides!
      Saskia
      xx

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  4. Anja

    Wow, great blog Saskia. My insight is “it is not about the future: it is about what you’re thinking and doing, right now.” Working with you on my blogs and content now for the last 5 month, helped me achieving amazing stuff. And you reminded me again and again of ‘doing it now’. Thank you!!

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    1. Saskia van de Riet Post author

      Wonderful insight, Anja. Keep ‘doing it now’ and keep writing your blog posts from your volcano of value!
      Saskia
      xx

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  5. Martha

    Great post Saskia and I received the Blog Recipe, thank you! I don’t have problems about blogging but I’m a bit “different” than most. I write what ever comes in my mind and hope that my readers enjoy it. Your insight makes sense, it’s similar to my motto, “If you want to explore deeper oceans (succeed in life), you first have to leave sight of the shore.”

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    1. Saskia van de Riet Post author

      So good to see you’re using the Blog Recipe. Do let me know how this is working for you, Martha! And what a lovely motto you have, too!
      Saskia
      xx

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  6. Maria

    Living in the now, which is the essence of mindfulness. So blogging=mindfulness=enthusiasm to keep blogging. Thanks for these insights, Saskia! It really helps me to carry on with blogging when doubt creeps in. Cheers.

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    1. Saskia van de Riet Post author

      Wonderfully put, Maria. Blogging is Mindfulness. Do keep blogging, it’s a worthy journey!
      Saskia
      xx

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    1. Saskia van de Riet Post author

      You’re very welcome, Mary! Great to see you’re blogging passionately, too!
      Saskia
      xx

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