One of the biggest benefits of blogging for a new writer is that your blog gives you confidence.
This is great news. Many new writers find that sending out their writing - article and book proposals, applications for online writing gigs and so on - takes real courage.
Questions buzz around in your skull: Is your writing publishable? Will you be rejected? Do you have talent?
It's perfect natural to be nervous when you're doing something new, but it's excruciating too.
When you publish on your blog, you can publish anywhere
Blogging is instant publishing. Press the "Publish" button on your blogging application, and hey presto - it's published, ready for one billion surfers to read.
When you get used to hitting the Publish button, editors and other buyers of your writing lose the power to intimidate you.
As many other blogging writers have found, your blog will make you more creative, and more confident. Publishing your writing suddenly seems natural, and you lose your self-consciousness.
Take the first step. Writing Success with Blogs by Angela Booth gets you started blogging.
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