Can't Blog Because English is not Your Native Language? Here's The Solution!
Did you know that my fear of writing articles in English have hold me back "not to blog" for about 6 years?
Yes, that's right. Six wasted years!
Deep inside me I knew that writing and blogging is the way to go if you want to get good results in online marketing.
But the fear of making mistakes, with grammar and diction, have prevented me from pursuing blogging. I thought I wasn't good enough to write particularly in English.
I was afraid I may be ridiculed, or get kicked out of discussions.
Some People Like Affiliate Marketing But Hates Blogging in English
I find this a common problem among marketers living outside the English-speaking regions of the world, Africa, Asia, and the middle East. When invited to blog, they usually shy away. They like affiliate marketing, what they don't like, is blogging.
I even see Asians stick to blogging in their native language out of that fear!
Blogging in English gives you a big advantage over those who don't.
When asked by a fellow Filipino how did I came up with my blog posts, I proudly told him that I wrote them all by myself. And he can't believe how improved I have become since the last time we were together.
It's quite flattering to know this, that after all those years of holding back, I finally have overcome my greatest fear...
How I Was Able To Overcome The Fear
For those who are hesitant to blog for same reasons (or should I say "excuses"?) that I used to have, here's what I did:
- I decided to deal with the fear (Face your fear, live your dreams)
- I honed my writing skill by reading (reading enhances vocabulary)
- I improved my "English writing skill" by participating in online forums
- When I write, I first check the questionable phrases with free online grammar checkers before I hit "publish".
Those were my simple solutions for overcoming my biggest fear - writing/blogging in English.
If you're facing the same challenge, why not try my solutions? If they have helped me, chances are, they can work for you, too.
Helpful link: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/wa-affili...
There are still improvements needed, but compared to 6 years ago, I am more confident now expressing my thoughts online, in English.