Do you ever get the feeling that social media – including blogging – is just one big shouting match where everyone is trying to one-up each other?
I’ve heard a lot of business owners talk about this. It can feel reallllllly frustrating when you feel as though you’re putting out content and content and content and you’re not seeing the “massive returns” that social media supposedly will reap.
So, let’s get really realistic about how to identify whether your blogging and social media efforts are actually making a difference. There are a few key ways to pinpoint if you’re meeting your goals, and sometimes they may be more subtle than you would expect.
I’d be willing to bet that at some point most writers feel their work isn’t good enough to share. Feelings of self-consciousness arise almost out of no where and we want to hide or delete our work immediately! This is especially true of bloggers, who know that with the click of a button their words will be shared with the entire world.
I remember many times when I felt like I just didn’t know what I was talking about, or I was worried that someone would read my blog post and think I was stupid. If that sounds like something you can relate to, Continue reading →