Get Over Your “I’m Not a Writer” B-S!
Since 2006, I would say that I have written about 1000 articles, blog posts, reviews, etc. The funny thing is that they never scored more than a 380 on my verbal SAT test and I almost got kicked out of university because I would not construct a proper argument.
I never wanted to become a writer. I’m an technical guy. I still don’t call myself a writer. But when internet marketing rolled around, I just started to write (because that is what I was told to do to make money). I was more focused in on making money than my writing ability.
At the end of the day, my writing has never really improved. I write in “speech”, as some would say it. My punctuation is pretty bad and my grammar is virtual non-exisitant. I like doing things like adding three dots (…) between my thoughts and if the sentence lacks a verb, so be it.
That being said, I still can communicate. Maybe not according to the rules of the English language, but enough for you (my reader) to understand what I am saying. And to be honest, I never really worried about whether my writing was or good not. I just didn’t care. I just did it.
Its been 7 years since I started “writing” for my website and it has directly generated over $1,000,000 in sales. (To that writing professor a-hole that said I would never survive in any industry because of my “poor” communications ability -> F.U.! I’ve probably made more from writing that you ever have!)
I bring this up for one major reason and it relates to a discussion I had with one of my Landmark Forum group-members…He was struggling (for years!) to start a blog. He knew what he wanted to do and I even helped him set up a simple wordpress blog. But now he is TERRIFIED to write.
- “What if no one reads this?”
- “I’m not a writer!”
- “People will laugh at me!”
- “I only have a high school education!”
I told him it really didn’t matter and I explained to him what I wrote above. His homework this week is to finally write in his blog. I’m going to make him accountable for that.
But if something is holding YOU back from something based on what others have told you OR just plain fear…get over it! I hate to say this, but really:
NO ONE CARES IF YOU DO IT NOT!
Give people a reason to care…whether it is good or bad…Any recognition is good recognition!