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This post is based on episode 88 of the ProBlogger podcast.
Whereabouts are you on your blogging journey?
You may be the very beginning of your journey, and getting ready to create your first blog post. You might be a little further along, and thinking of taking the next step – a second blog perhaps, or maybe a podcast. You might be thinking of launching a course to teach others what you know, or perhaps putting all that knowledge in an eBook and selling it.
Whatever stage you’re at, there’s one thing you can do that will take you further on your journey as an entrepreneur than anything else.
In November 2002 I received an email from a friend with the subject line “Check out this blog”. At the time I didn’t even know what a ‘blog’ was, and it would have been easy to just delete his email and move on. But curiosity got the better of me, and I opened it to find the same four words followed by a link to a website – TallSkinnyKiwi.com.
I clicked the link.
Two hours later, I was completely hooked. Not only on the blog (written by a guy called Andrew Jones), but also on the entire concept of ‘blogging’.
So much so that on that same day I started a blog of my own.
I’d love to say that I took to blogging like the proverbial duck to water, but I’d be lying. I wasn’t a great writer. I’d never designed or set up a website before, I didn’t know how to code. I had no money for a domain or hosting. I didn’t know any other bloggers. (I’d only just leaned what a blogger was.) I was worried about what people would think of my ideas. I didn’t have a niche, or any idea what I would write about.
But I started it anyway. And it completely
By: Darren Rowse
Title: Why You Need to Make ‘Starting’ a Mindset
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Published Date: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 11:00:00 +0000
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