You are a new blogger. You built your site a while ago, and maybe even worked on a few posts, but you had no traffic, no subscribers, no clients.
You’re probably wondering what you should try next to get your blog in front of more readers, and what strategies to implement to take your blog to the next level when all of a sudden things changed!
Your posts started being shared on social media! People were leaving comments asking for your advice, and you even start receiving invitations to be featured on podcasts and interviews. Everything is wonderful and overwhelming at the same time! You are happy about your results, but then again, you also feel like a fraud.
You probably think you don’t deserve all the attention, and that this new-found success is just a stroke of luck because that’s how it is supposed to be right?
Well, guess what? Nothing happens overnight. Everything you are experiencing right now is the result of all the hard work that you did for so long. So your success isn’t just a happy accident- a blog is like a plant. It takes time and effort to grow and succeed.
You chose wisely the soil when you picked your blogging platform. Then you picked the seeds – your domain name. You carefully planted it when you built your site. You took care of it, watered it daily by publishing new content.
You removed the weeds when gave up on other distractions, and you decided to make your blog a priority. And now, after so long, your plant has flourished!
Even if you published just a single post that became a success on social media and received many shares and got you in the spotlight, remember this- your post wasn’t the result of an hour or even a day! In fact, it is the result of months, maybe even years that you spent learning, growing and building your online presence.
If your audience considers you an expert, you have become one. It’s just as simple as that!
Stop comparing yourself with other bloggers. Making your voice heard online is a difficult job in itself. You found success thanks to your constant struggle. You are on the right track, so go ahead and enjoy the fruits of your work and don’t let anyone stop you!
The imposter syndrome challenges your confidence in yourself. Remember – your mindset is what determines your success – it can be your strongest ally or your biggest enemy.