Whether you feel intimidated, overwhelmed, and/or just afraid of the unknown when it comes to food blogging, let’s tackle those blogging fears in this post!
I consistently receive messages from blogging newbies telling me they feel intimidated, overwhelmed, and/or just afraid of the unknown when it comes to food blogging. The “what if’s” just take over their brains and you know what, that’s a totally normal feeling.
Even the most established OG bloggers have fears. But…as the saying goes “no risk, no reward.” ;)
Sooo today, let’s tackle a few of those blogging fears, shall we?
1. FEAR: “I’m not ready” or “I don’t know enough about blogging to start my blog”.
We all have to start somewhere, right? Even if it appears like everyone else has it all figured out, I can assure you NO ONE knew what they were doing when they first started AND we continue to figure stuff out at time goes on. We are in an ever-changing digital world that evolves with new technology and new rules almost daily so you just roll with the punches. You only fail when you quit so just start the dang thing!
2. FEAR: “What if my blog is not successful?”
The only reason your blog may not be successful is if you don’t make it a priority. Simple as that. If you take your blog seriously from day 1 and treat like a business more than just a blog, your mindset immediately shifts to see all the possibilities instead of focusing on all the negatives. Once you change your mindset to thinking like a CEO and not just a blogger, success will feel attainable.
3. FEAR: “What if I run out of ideas?”
Inspiration is everywhere – restaurants, tv/movies, magazines, etc. Plus you can straight up ask your audience what they need and give it to them. I like the keep a running list of ideas and reference it when I’m planning my editorial calendar. The more content you create, the more ideas will flow!
4. FEAR: “What if I can’t stand out in this saturated market?”
As long as you find and fill a gap in the market, you will stand out. Making your content super hyperfocused on your blog topic (niche) without adding a bunch of other different, random topics will not only help improve your overall authority in organic search (Google loves this) but it will also help you find your most engaged audience.
5. FEAR: “What if I don’t have enough time?”
Lack of time is never the issue, it always boils down to a lack of priorities. Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day but they CHOOSE what they want to dedicate time to. So ask yourself, “how bad do you want it?” Don’t waste time standing by the sidelines watching and not doing.
At the end of the day, the only way to truly get over your fear of blogging is by just well, BLOGGING.
Just start and keep at it. As cliche as it sounds, you’ll never know how good you can be until you try so don’t let that keep you from what could potentially be an amazing venture for you!
I promise your confidence will catch up with the rest of your hard work in due time. If you put in the work, you will be as successful as you want to be. YOU GOT THIS!
What are some blogging fears you are struggling with right now? Leave them in the comments below.
If you need help with growing your food blog or are looking for food blogging and food photography coaching, please email me at email@example.com, and let’s chat about it!