Come on, we all do it! Well, some of us… It’s becoming more and more of a trend for bloggers to write about how you should do this and how you should do that. Heck, I’m as guilty as anyone. It’s pretty much what my blog has been built upon but I wouldn’t say I’m a life expert (or an expert on anything for that matter, boohoo). However, when I create content which is giving you life advice, love tips, work goals and productivity inspirations there are definitely a few things I know I have to consider…
LIFE EXPERTS DON’T EXIST – ANYWHERE
One of the things I consider is that we bloggers are people too. As human beings we don’t know everything; we don’t have magical powers (unless you’re not telling me and that’s just rude). Even those who are popular and well known in the community aren’t destructible in their emotions, thoughts and opinions. But some have to work a different way for the sake of their image and whatnot. So, some of us do share things and that can be in the form of advice posts.
I’ll be honest when I say that I write advice that I would give myself. Sometimes from experience and sometimes I write as if I am giving myself a kick up the backside. You know, I think a lot of other bloggers do too – even if they don’t admit it. You can’t always practice what you preach but there’s no harm in offering some advice. Even the smaller bloggers who write blog tips like myself…
We are simply writing from what we have learned, whilst we grow. It’s the same with any type of lifestyle post aimed at creating inspiration or motivation. Not all of us keyboard tappers are trying to be the knowledgeable, all-powerful life experts. Even if we write it that way.
LOOK AROUND FOR ADVICE THAT SUITS YOU
I know I wrote about why I don’t read blogs that much anymore, because they write the same kinda thing but it’s always good to shop around for advice and tips from those who have experienced life in similar ways to you. Other people, not just bloggers, may be in the same head place as you or have been through similar situations. Read stories, write stories… Be helped and help others with your experiences. And most of all, allow it to help yourself.
Writing is great for personal development. Don’t be afraid to write advice to yourself and to others.