While we want people to view, talk about, and share our content, we’re often afraid of negative reactions.
We might even refrain from publishing our writing because we fear that our projects will look “stupid,” despite our thoughtful efforts and hard work.
The day you overcome the fear of looking “stupid,” you’ll feel extremely free.
Overcoming that fear is a two-step process.
Step One: realize that creative folks who produce content regularly don’t necessarily think their work is brilliant and immune to criticism — they just don’t care anymore if it happens to be perceived as “stupid,” “bad,” or “pointless.”
How do you stop caring?
That’s Step Two: you must have confidence in your work and accept that it will take on a life of its own after you present it to the world.
To help you feel confident about your creations no matter how they’re interpreted, today’s Copyblogger Collection is a series of three handpicked articles that will show you:
- How to become an experienced writer
- How to communicate your expertise so you stand out from the crowd
- How to write blog posts that make people want to work with you
As you study the following lessons, consider how you can produce meaningful work that makes you proud and sparks a conversation.