Write something. Anything.
It doesn’t have to be perfect. The point is to simply get your writing out there, period. It’ll get better over time.
Nobody starts of perfect. Not even the bloggers you admire today.
In fact, let’s take a look at some of their first posts…
Prolific real estate blogger, Jay Thompson, wrote a rant about loan officers. It was short – only about 3 paragraphs or so. Zero comments.
Today, Jay writes content for sellers, for buyers, and pontificates on changes within the real estate industry. His blog averages about 1 million site visitors per year and he averages dozens of comments per post.
Quite the change of pace from his first post.
Let’s take a look at renowned marketer, Seth Godin… His first post was a rant about shopping (true story).
His style today is still very much the same – short and to the point and often inspiring you to think. The difference of course is today, he reaches tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of readers daily.
Copyblogger Media started out as a blog. Today, they’re a multi-million dollar company selling some of the best software and information products. Brian Clark’s first post was about the power of blogging and how it helps create relationships, build trust and ultimately leads to sales.
It wasn’t a very long post, at least not judging by today’s editorial standard on the Copyblogger blog. Today, that blog is the foundation of a multi-million dollar company.
Darren Rowse, author of the Problogger book, started with a post about the need for brevity in your blog posts. It was a very short post and resembled the writing of someone merely putting their thoughts down on paper, so to speak. Today, that blog is the foundation of several ebook launches and reaches more than 165,000+ readers.
When you look at each of those initial posts, I think you’ll find that they’re hardly the level of quality of their most recent work. That’s no surprise.
The truth is, no one starts off great.
At first, you’re writing might be horrible, but that’s ok. The more you practice, the better you get.
But you have to be willing… Willing to look and sound silly at first.
To write, even though it seems like no one is reading.
And to persist, and show up day-in and day-out.
Blogger’s don’t start at “perfect,” they work their way there through daily practice and execution.
What are you waiting for? Write something!