They Say Writing Is for Everyone
"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed," said Hemingway.
Don't you think he was right? Wouldn't you say so many of us are afraid of opening up and bleeding in public, at the risk of having others pass by and ignore our bleeding?
We tell ourselves many different things instead of this to motivate why we're not writing yet.
Do you tell yourself you're a professional in a different field and your time is too valuable to spend it writing?
The truth is anyone following just about any career can gain tremendous benefits by putting themselves out there in the creator economy. Even if they do it 15 minutes a day, every day, just like Kristina God recommends in The 15 Minute Rule For Writers Really Works.
The real problem may be that you don't know where to get started from.
You don't want to waste time learning the ropes. And I can't blame you. There are tons of resources that a newbie has to fight with. It's tough when you just want to learn how to effectively express your thoughts online but can't hear your thoughts from all the buzzing.
Maybe you do need a course to give you a kick in the shins.
Or maybe you could start with a book.
I love Nicolas Cole's The Art and Business of Online Writing: How to Beat the Game of Capturing and Keeping Attention — btw, I'm not affiliated with the author or with Amazon in any way; this is just me (a writer with a decade of freelancing experience under the belt) telling you how excited I am about this book I'm currently reading.
Do you tell yourself you're "just" a learner who still needs to stay in the shadows before you have something valuable to say?
Lifelong learners make perfect writers.
You don't have to have considerable experience to write something meaningful to someone. Everything you know that I don't know entitles you to teach me that something. Becoming a part of a network will open your eyes to this.
If you don't trust yourself, find your tribe.