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  1. Vicky Soni
    April 13, 2017 @ 6:48 am

    Hi Elvis,

    yes, we don’t require to post a regular article and as you mentioned Brian Dean, he only focus on quality and not on the quantity that is why he is so popular.

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    • Elvis Michael
      April 13, 2017 @ 6:34 pm

      This is maybe the biggest issue with some bloggers. Some feel so pressured to post regularly simply because “that’s what they heard from some Guru somewhere.” So they believe Google might not like a blog that only updates once every 5-6 weeks, when this is faaaaar from reality.

      Thanks for bringing up such a great point.

      Elvis

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  2. Pankaj Dhawan
    April 14, 2017 @ 12:39 pm

    Well, if you are confident enough to create unique and high quality content, regularly, everytime you type, yes you can wait that long but I must say – they dont sit just to wait and watch traffic growing. For those weeks they are not writing, they are busy promoting that one master-piece article.

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    • Elvis Michael
      April 14, 2017 @ 1:06 pm

      Yes, and thats exactly the way to go — Spend time writing, but even more time on everything else.

      Thanks!

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  3. Adam Leviness
    April 16, 2017 @ 8:24 am

    Thank you for this. I want to start a blog to hell my freelance business, but some of these exact thoughts have stopped me. I hope this was the push I needed to get started.

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  4. Loretta
    April 22, 2017 @ 1:05 am

    Thank you for saying this out loud. I see so many people hesitating to start because they think they have nothing to say, or they don’t have enough to say about a thing. Just start and put yourself out there. You never know until you try. Chances are someone somewhere in the world needs what you have to offer, needs to hear what you’re saying and they’re out there waiting for someone to say it in a way that makes sense to them. Get out there and blog, people!

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    • Elvis Michael
      April 24, 2017 @ 10:47 am

      Just start it, and iron things out slowly over time 🙂
      This very website is always a work in progress, for example, but it’s still here and available.

      Keep us all posted on it,
      Elvis

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    • Elvis Michael
      April 24, 2017 @ 10:52 am

      Edit: Sorry Loretta, my initial response was for Adam, haha. But the same exact message applies. Thanks for your kind thoughts!

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  5. Adeel Sami
    April 24, 2017 @ 2:27 am

    Hello, Elvis!

    Wonderfully put in all the good aspects which stop most to not do blogging!

    The big fat reason some takes the money part. Yes, everyone’s goal is to earn but blogging is something that cannot earn you even the first dollar that easily.

    It is completely the original business like how you take the physical one.

    Prep up and get serious with the blogging first. Choose what you feel fun of AND not what others have as their blogging topic.

    Treat it like a business and work on it, test out like A/B testing and evaluate the market’s need.

    Take it serious, guys!

    ~ Adeel

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    • Elvis Michael
      April 25, 2017 @ 3:02 pm

      I always tell people to find some passion in their niche, as opposed to following the money and nothing more. This alone can drive away 99% of your fears if you’re extraordinarily passionate about your chosen topic.

      Thanks for the kind words, Adeel. Enjoy your week!

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  6. Ryan Biddulph
    April 29, 2017 @ 10:03 pm

    The saturated one is funny Elvis, in a Universe of abundance. Gotta think abundantly and creatively. I fell victim to all of these fears at one time or another. Happens to all of us. Key; doing the stuff you deep down, REALLY wanna do even though it fears scary to do so. This helps you uncover your writing voice. Which makes that saturated niche become your niche 😉 Awesome dissection of these fears, Dr. Elvis 🙂

    Ryan

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    • Elvis Michael
      May 1, 2017 @ 3:50 pm

      If only you knew how many times i’ve witnessed some form of success in the most saturated markets (gaming news, for example). Sigh, if only we had more than 24 hours in a day, though.
      Thanks for your oh-so-great tips as usual, man

      Elvis

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  7. ikechi
    April 30, 2017 @ 10:15 pm

    Hi Elvis

    Love your thoughts on blogging fear as it is spot on. Thanks

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    • Elvis Michael
      May 1, 2017 @ 2:04 pm

      Thanks! As a blogger, you know exactly what im referring to.
      More often than not, our success is limited only by a nagging fear. Not by competition, not by the market itself or other external sources.
      It’s all about recognizing that we’re usually our own worst enemy.

      Elvis

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  8. Darlene League
    May 1, 2017 @ 9:45 am

    I created my blog eons ago when I started writing my novel. It took two almost three National Novel Writing Months to reach the 50,000 word goal plus having a beginning middle and end. In a draft! My characters are still flat, and I need more detail but the basic 50,000 words are there. So I’m writing again, working on the blog, and trying to expand toward retirement in two years. Thanks for the tips.

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    • Elvis Michael
      May 1, 2017 @ 1:56 pm

      This is insane, haha — is the blog related to your book?
      I always considered getting into NaNo, but the word count just seems painfully overwhelming for me. I have always been more of a short story type of guy 🙂
      What you’re doing is hugely inspirational, managing all these things at once. One day at a time….

      Keep it up!
      Elvis

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  9. Arvind
    May 15, 2017 @ 4:03 am

    Hi Elvis,

    Even I had a fear of surviving in blogging because my topic was fully saturated..also I was unable to give time for writing articles…really one should not give excuses in life…Blogging should not be a hobby…it should be done with passion…really you have share true facts…thanks a lot…!!
    Arvind

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  10. SRP
    June 6, 2017 @ 12:35 pm

    Do need to have technical knowledge to create a blog

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  11. Adam Jackson
    June 9, 2017 @ 3:09 am

    Interesting article.

    This post shows that everybody have a myth and fear about blogging.

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  12. Emenike Emmanuel
    June 17, 2017 @ 8:29 pm

    Hi Elvis,

    Thanks for sharing this. You know, I used to have this feeling that my blogging niche (business and marketing) was already saturated until I rolled my sleeve and decided to give it a shot, believing that the worst thing that will happen is FAILURE. After all, it’s not gonna take someone’s life.

    But hey, I was shocked. Yes, I was seriously shocked to see that they are so many areas of marketing people haven’t really paid much attention – if not in the whole world, at least in my country. Quickly, I took hold of that and my blogging passion began to grow, and as it did, recognition began to come.

    Now, that fear is no more there. I wish all those Wannabe Bloggers will read this.

    Keep it up.

    Emenike

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    • Elvis Michael
      June 21, 2017 @ 12:23 am

      You said it; there’s always an angle. The trick is finding that angle and making it your own…

      Give it your own voice, add personality, inject new life into it, and provide new insights. Whether you interview a big blogger every week or write a monthly post to “bust a myth” in the world of business, there’s ALWAYS a way to carve some uniqueness out of the mundane 😉

      Looking forward to keeping up with your blog — just added it to my growing RSS feeds.

      Elvis

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  13. Patrick
    August 8, 2017 @ 4:53 pm

    These are all things I’m still working to overcome. I appreciate you making light of them though, it reminds me that I’m not the only one struggling with these same things.

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