Author Topic: Blogging Nerves  (Read 2654 times)

Offline The Hazardous Wife

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 6
  • martinis: 0
    • It's a Hazarouds Life
Blogging Nerves
« on: Jun 27, 2014 @ 10:57 AM »
Just looking for a little support here I guess! Does any one else get super nervous when they post and promote a blog post? I know I shouldn't but I just get so scared of what people will think of me, what if I made grammar or spelling errors? What if my topic is dumb? What if my pictures don't load? AHHH... it's just all so nerve racking! Any one have any tips to calm the nerve and be a confident/successful blogger?


Aubree Hazard: The Hazardous House Wife
itsahazardouslife.com

Offline kirsten.j.robbins

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 38
  • martinis: 1
    • Ripped Jeans & Bifocals
Re: Blogging Nerves
« Reply #1 on: Jun 27, 2014 @ 11:34 AM »
I still get a little nervous, especially if I post something that is controversial. 

I used my first blog as a journal through our adoptions and I said things on my blog that I couldn't say to the people in my life. 

Some of my posts are pretty good and some of them are just...well, duds.  I try to spell check/proof read pretty carefully, and I always (always, always, always) let a post sit at least overnight before I hit "publish". 

Just do it!!!  Good luck! 

Offline Babytalk Bungalow

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 8
  • martinis: 1
    • Babytalk Bungalow
Re: Blogging Nerves
« Reply #2 on: Jun 29, 2014 @ 11:31 AM »
I can relate to this -- too often, I'll start writing a blog post, only to second-guess myself halfway through and decide it's too stupid or boring or controversial or whatever, and then never finish it... although today I actually followed through and published one of those that had been sitting forgotten in my drafts folder (yay!)

I think I also have a tendency to get stuck too long in the "proofreading" phase, out of fear of making some silly typo or something. Still working on it, and don't really have any tips to give, but Jill's advice above sounds good to me! :)

Offline The Hazardous Wife

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 6
  • martinis: 0
    • It's a Hazarouds Life
Re: Blogging Nerves
« Reply #3 on: Jun 29, 2014 @ 06:32 PM »
Thanks Jill and Sarah! Jilll I think that is good advise to let it sit overnight, I had read that a while ago but forget to put it into practice.  But maybe I will wake up the next morning feeling more confident with my work! And Sarah I'm with you sister, I've got a totally overflowing draft box I think I'm going to try to set a goal to just post one draft box item every couple of weeks so I can start cleaning it out! Thanks for the support and tips ladies! I'm hoping this issue gets better with time and experience!   
Aubree Hazard: The Hazardous House Wife
itsahazardouslife.com

Offline Kristie Hill

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 32
  • martinis: 3
  • Kristie Hill
    • Blog Ambitions
Re: Blogging Nerves
« Reply #4 on: Jul 01, 2014 @ 02:15 PM »
I always get nervous. I think it is natural. You're putting yourself out there and people are critical. Just learn not to take them too seriously.
Helping other bloggers reach their Blog Ambitions

Offline TheGoodMama

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 11
  • martinis: 1
  • Tricia Good Mama
    • The Good Mama
Re: Blogging Nerves
« Reply #5 on: Jul 18, 2014 @ 06:32 AM »
I'm just starting out (only just finished 2 weeks) and so I get very nervous. The first day I posted it to my Facebook I was so shocked that random people who I never talk to anymore from high school were commenting. I immediately felt a feeling of embarrassment. I have been letting a post sit over night like Jill recommended because I think it takes me a night to get over the nervous feeling of posting. I'm hoping the nervous feelings fade as I do more and more posts. I don't really have anymore advice or anything, but I just wanted to let you know that you aren't alone!
The Good Mama- Fitness, Food, & Fun with a Stay-at-Home Mom. Check it out -> http://www.thegoodmama.org

Offline Natashaj

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 24
  • martinis: 1
  • Mommy, Mom, Mother Momma is my name. What's yours?
    • Tiny Tots Adventures
Re: Blogging Nerves
« Reply #6 on: Jul 22, 2014 @ 08:38 AM »
I do find myself still getting anxious over certain posts. More often than not when I am trying out something new. Like I'm trying something new right now and I'm afraid of the views or that I did not do  a good job. But I recognize that I won't grow if I don't step outside myself.

I suppose that's what the nerves are. We are stepping outside ourselves and afraid of how we will be perceived. Once we take that step the nervousness starts to ease and before you know it you're no longer anxious about the issue.

Natasha

Offline maryanninprogress

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 39
  • martinis: 1
  • Improvement isn't a straight line. It's a funny 1.
    • MaryAnn In Progress
Re: Blogging Nerves
« Reply #7 on: Aug 12, 2014 @ 11:32 PM »
I have found that my most controversial posts are the ones that are received the best, oddly enough. I think that's true simply because I'm honestly speaking my mind. I do try to be tactful, but I still think honesty is the best policy, even though that's trite.

As for the spelling/grammar errors, copy and paste your post into a Word document and use their spell check, etc. to check for anything you miss. I do a Wordpress blog and have found that even if I find the mistakes later, I can go in and correct them and update the post to reflect the changes. I also "preview" my post and read it all the way through to check for this kind of stuff and to rethink my content. I don't catch things 100%, but it helps eliminate a lot of things I might otherwise miss.

In the beginning of my blog, I made a step-by-step list to make sure I did all the steps necessary to make sure everything was posting correctly. It really helped alleviate my fears.

Read the book, "Quitter." It's by a Christian blogger, but his stuff is really relevant for all of us trying to blog and write. I think it will help reduce your fears.

Hope these suggestions are helpful. Happy Blogging!

MaryAnn
maryanninprogress.com
Follow MAinProgress on Twitter
https://twitter.com/MAinProgress
https://www.facebook.com/MaryannInProgress

Offline sdjaxson

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 11
  • martinis: 0
    • Homemaker-Mom.com
Re: Blogging Nerves
« Reply #8 on: Jan 10, 2015 @ 09:41 AM »
I too used to . I have made mistakes but when I find them I go back and fix it fast. I have read so so many blogs even then ones who seem to have it all together I have found mistakes in theirs totally by accident! They way I see it is we are all humans and make mistakes all the time... we should simply do our best and not worry so much. Blogging should be about FUN anyways!
Helping you make a home for less & finding the fun in frugal

Offline stayinspring

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 18
  • martinis: 1
  • Kids, crafts and photography
    • Once Upon a Spring
Re: Blogging Nerves
« Reply #9 on: Jan 13, 2015 @ 11:52 AM »
They way I see it is we are all humans and make mistakes all the time... we should simply do our best and not worry so much. Blogging should be about FUN anyways!
Totally agree with you!
Blog for your own fun! Your readers will feel it if you do so.

 


Sponsors

TMB on Twitter

* Top Bloggers

* Forum Stats

  • stats Total Members: 5247
  • stats Total Posts: 8860
  • stats Total Topics: 3849
  • stats Total Categories: 7
  • stats Total Boards: 43
  • stats Most Online: 404

* Moderators

Karen {Admin} admin Karen {Admin}
Administrator
mommytime365 gmod mommytime365
Global Moderator

Recent Topics