Myths About Promoting Your Writing

Introduction:Promoting ourselves doesn't come easy for some of us, mainly because unfounded beliefs get in our way.

  • 01

    Its Self-Centered to Promote My Work

    Let go of the idea that promoting your writing is self-centered. It isn't. Promoting simply means getting your writing in front of readers. They can choose for themselves if they want to read it, but if you don't put it out there, they'll never get that choice. Think of it as providing a service to your readers. Make it easy for them to find your work.

  • 02

    I'll Embarrass Myself

    Many refrain from promoting their writing because they are afraid of embarrassing themselves. The fear that what they've written may contain an error, or that others may think it is lame, keeps many writers from promoting their work. Forget about being embarrassed. No one's perfect. All writers make errors. Take some pride in what you do and get out there and promote it to others.

  • 03

    I Don't Want to Spam Others

    I've struggled with the fear of spamming others. I felt like I was invading their space. I'm still cautious about where I promote, but social networks aren't a place for shyness. Take a look at your twitter account. Do see anyone worried about invading your space? Use it wisely and your worries about spamming will soon disappear.

  • 04

    I'm Not Good Enough

    Accept the fact that no writer thinks they are good enough. We are a group of self-critical people who always think what someone else has written is far better than our own. Silence the voice that says you aren't good enough. Do your best to provide the information your readers seek and promote it with pride. If you don't think your work is any good, no one else will either.

  • 05

    I Don't Know How

    Not knowing how is not an excuse to sit idly by and hope that readers will magically find your work. Join twitter, join Facebook, visit forums and get active.


Final Thoughts

All that is holding you back is your thinking. Change your thinking about promoting and you will be on your way to increasing your reader base and finding success as an online writer.

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