You would have to be blind not to see the number of articles dedicated to writing. Whether this is how to write a book, how to write a blog or how to write for Medium, there is an article for you. I have made a reasonable salary from these articles. This website is dedicated to those tips.
Recently, I have seen an influx of these posts from many writers. Some of the writers have only been writing for a month. You could be excused for asking what new skills you can learn from writers who have started. I am not going to condemn these types of articles. New writers may have some advice that no one has read before.
As a writer of writing articles.
I can’t say anything to anyone who chooses to write these posts. As long as you add value to the topic, you have as much right as anyone else to write these articles. As a writer, I can hope that my articles offer some value and advice. My coaching business is built on the experience I have had building my brand. That mixed with my 25 years in education is the basis for the work I do with my mentees.
The only thing you need to know about writing.
My number one tip has always been and always will be to write. You can read all the articles on writing, but in the end, go with what you think. Use your intuition and write what you think. You might format a post, in a way that is not advised. You might also take this post, viral. You have as much right to change the market as the writers who have been writing for years.
Writing articles might help you polish your skills. Unless you have something to say and a way to say it, you won’t be successful. Don’t copy other writers, have your style, make your voice your own.
Write about what you want in a way you want. Your passion will shine through and people will follow. This is true whether you are writing blog posts, essays and novels. Have faith in your ability and write your way.
Be careful of the advice you take. Some writers who offer advice might never have published a successful article. Imposter syndrome comes from writers comparing themselves to others. They read how-to articles, think I don’t do it that way and in walks imposter syndrome. After imposter syndrome comes in its two friends, I can’t do this and I’m quitting.
When I started I used articles as guidance. As the song says though, I did it my way. I analysed my posts and saw what worked and what didn’t. I formatted posts in my way and the followers came. To date, I have never had imposter syndrome. I have never had it because I have never compared myself to others.
Your writing is individual to you. Don’t let others tell you how to do it. If you read nothing more from me than this article, then my work is done. Write, have confidence and lock the door firmly on imposter syndrome and doubt.
Sam H Arnold is a UK writer and blogger. Click here to take you writing to the next level and start earning three figures a month, by joining her coaching program. To follow all her work find her on Facebook or join her Email List.