Are you terrified of letting other people read your work?
Especially when you’ve let yourself write “whatever” just to get over being afraid of it?
The bigger your audience gets, the more important it is to establish your own style. And I have a simple trick to help you ease slowly into this new territory.
I just write as if no one’s ever going to read what I publish.
That doesn’t mean I don’t proofread or that what I put out there isn’t the best it can be. I don’t like publishing when it’s anything less.
But it does mean I don’t hold myself back in terms of personal style. It took me a long time to find my voice — the small “quirks,” if you want to call them that, in my writing that differentiate it from other blogs and articles out there.
If you’re having trouble getting comfortable…
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