Looking for Some Motivation to Help Me Past my Doubts
I'm a little frustrated right now. Maybe some of you can relate with this. Why am I frustrated? Well...
Careful What You Watch!
I made the mistake of watching too many youtube videos recently. One was talking about the difference between a professionally written article that will rank versus an amateur article (like I would write). They showed the articles and said the one would never ever rank. It needed to cover the question exhaustively with charts and comparisons of EVERY aspect of the topic. These dudes usually put out some interesting and helpful stuff but now, like I said, I am frustrated.
Truth be told, I already struggle with my writing. I am capable of writing, but I get easily distracted and overwhelmed. I have a hard time focusing in on one specific section and am always thinking about all the sections I want to write all at once. So it takes me quite a while to write a simple article. Now I am feeling like my efforts aren't even going to be worth it.
And I even know there is some truth in what they say. The articles I write now are not that great. I don't even want to cover all aspects of every topic.. As a matter of fact, I want my site to help people PAST all the technical aspects of my niche and focus on the "how-to" by providing simple ways of doing things.
For instance, my niche is helping people with WordPress. If I talk about hosting, I don't want to compare all the top hosting companies. There are tons of people that do that. I just want to mention the one or two best ones for beginners in my opinion and help them mover forward to getting their website installed quickly and onto other things.
This is What I Want to Do - But is It Enough?
I know at this point some of you might be thinking that I should just tell them to join Wealthy Affiliate, LOL. But that is not my niche right now (maybe later if I can prove this thing works). I have only two hosting companies, one domain company, a few specific themes and plugins and some places for more advanced learning that I plan to promote.
But my real heart is to just help people with the things that they get stuck with frequently. How to change the color of something. How to get their header looking right. How to layout their images so they don't look so bad. Stuff like that.
But since I am targeting beginners - maybe intermediate learners, I feel like I need to have the basic getting started information like domain, hosting, first theme choice etc. And like I said, I only think a few companies are even worth talking about. I'm not really making a review site but a how-to site. I imagine I will have some reviews but it isn't my focus, at least not yet.
I feel like I would be doing the people I have in mind to help a disservice if I overwhelm them with too many choices and talk about every detail of everything when they are just getting started. I struggle with what to talk about and what to leave out alot. Do they want to know this? Will this be too much? Is this not enough? Should I mention this extra point?
I'm Struggling with the Doubts
So, I keep trying to tell myself to just finish the articles I am working on (yes I am all over the place, I have a focus problem) and that I can always come back later and make them better. I know the only way to get better is to just put the "not so good" stuff out there for now, and then hopefully in time I will get better. But after seeing that video, I don't know. Do I even want to do this? Is it worth it?
Have any of you struggled with these kinds of thoughts? And did you get past it and get better? And did you ever start ranking with your articles? How did you get past the doubt?