It might seem pretty counterproductive to tell you why you need to stop learning about blogging on a blog that’s supposed to be telling you what you need to learn about blogging, but trust me, I know what I’m doing. If you’re worried about how much you know and how much you still need to learn, then stop. Stop it, right now! It’s time to just start blogging.
You’ll Never Learn Everything There Is To Know
There’s so much more to blogging than just writing blog posts. There’s blog design, blog promotion, product marketing, audience identification and about a zillion other things. The more you know about each of these areas, the better and stronger your business, so it only makes sense that you’d want to learn as much as possible.
However, you simply can’t learn everything there is to know about even one of these topics, especially blogging. People go to college for four or more years just to learn about Marketing and they still have a lot to learn when they get out into the workplace. So imagine if you tried to learn everything there is to know about marketing, and blog design, and how to write killer content. It’s just not possible.
Technology Advances Faster Every Day
If you could stop Time, you might be able to learn everything there is to know about blogging – right now. But as soon as you started the clock again you’d have more you could learn. That’s just the way it is, these days. Internet technology and computer technology are advancing at such a rapid pace that there’s no way you can learn everything there is to know about either one.
It’s A Never Ending Cycle
So it becomes a never-ending cycle of learning. Just when you think you’ve learned everything there is to know, something new comes along. A new email service provider, a new script, a new plug-in, a new social network, or a new blogging platform – a new excuse to put off starting your blog or creating your own product.
And here’s what it really boils down to: It’s a risk. Everything about blogging is a risk. There’s nobody there to sign a paycheck for you every week, nobody telling you what to do, nobody making the big decisions. It’s all on your shoulders, now. That first step is the biggest and the scariest and the longer you can put off taking it the better, right?
Wrong?! The longer you put off taking that first step the harder it’s going to get. You will never know everything there is to know about blogging, but you will learn everything you need to know as you go. That first step was scary for every single blogger out there – even those A-list bloggers you admire so much. Don’t worry. You’re ready to take the leap.
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