Can I Be A Pro Blogger With No Expertise?
Am I an Expert?
I remember when I first started my blog. I kept thinking to myself, “Did I make the right decision to start an affiliate marketing blog? I’m no expert.” Turns out, no I didn’t make the right decision. I started out in that niche but really didn’t have any passion for it. So I decided to restart as a blogging tips blogger, to help others on their blogging journeys, and here we are today.
What I didn’t realize at the time was so simple yet elusive to me. Since I knew how to start a blog and had written at least one blog post, I was an expert. I could teach what I did and help others who had never even heard about blogging to become bloggers themselves. Hell, I didn’t even know what a blog was, when I first started mine. How crazy is that?
There are those who I consider experts, whom I follow regularly, because they have been doing it a lot longer than myself. People like Donna Merrill, Ryan Biddulph, Zac Johnson, to name a few. They have shown me things that I didn’t know. So you see, anyone can be an expert in others’ eyes. So am I an expert? Yes, I am, compared to someone new to the internet.
Are You an Expert?
Ask yourself, “What do I love and could talk or write about for hours?”
That one question could give you the fuel you need to be a pro blogger.
Find something which you are passionate about, whether it’s cooking, sci-fi movies, reading books, to name a few. The list is endless. If you enjoy it, you can share that enjoyment with others through blogging. Blogs are a great way for people to get information on whatever interests them. And you can be that expert that they go to for help or info. There will always be those who don’t know what you do. Remember, nobody knows everything. That’s where bloggers come into play. They provide knowledge that others want or need. So, are you an expert? Of course you are.
OK, I Do Have Expertise. Now What?
OK, so now you know what your passion, a.k.a. expertise, is and you want to share it with the world. You’re asking yourself, “How do I share my passion as a pro blogger?” Easy, you write about it.
Let’s say you love to read science fiction novels. You’ve decided a sci-fi novel blog would be a perfect way to show people how much you love it. You’ve gone through the process of creating your blog and getting it online. Now, all you have to do is start writing. To figure out what to write about, you need to ask yourself these questions:
1. What are your favorite sci-fi genres? Time-travel, alien invasion, alien abduction, etc.
2. Who are your favorite authors?
Once you’ve answered these questions, you are ready to go.
Let’s Tell the World
Ready to show others you are the expert? Good, let’s get to it.
Some ideas for you to think about would be:
1. Have an author of the week post, where you feature a different person weekly.
2. Book of the day based on the author of the week, where you could do a review on a different book daily, if you want to write a blog post every day.
3. You could write articles letting people know when the author is going to release a new book, where they will be doing book signings, etc.
4. You can recommend different authors or books that people may not know even exist.
Basically, the more information you can provide to your readers/followers, the more it WILL solidify your stature as the expert.
There are so many people out there that will never even attempt to be a pro blogger. One of the biggest reasons is their belief that they don’t know enough about anything to be able to make a difference. As you’ve seen from this post, that just is not true. Everyone is an expert in something. They just haven’t really thought about what that something is. I use to think that I couldn’t do this. But, I learned things and now I’m sharing that knowledge to help you. Believe me, I still have a long way to go, but I’ve already started my journey, and that’s what matters right now. I will continue to learn new things. When I do, I will be sure to share them with you. Start your journey and prove to yourself and others that your can and will be a successful professional blogger.
Calls to Action
I hope you enjoyed this post and got something out of it.
If you think it will help others who are on the fence as to whether they want to be a pro blogger or not, share it with them.
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
Until the next time, happy blogging…..Chris