How to Become a Pro Blogger by Being Quite Imperfect

The Perfection Curse cripples most bloggers.

Thank goodness I never fell into this category.

I am all for looking professional, conveying a trusted brand image and being a blogger 100% committed to building a blog the right way. But I am very imperfect. Ok; I am quite imperfect. Much of what I do makes little sense to most bloggers.

I barely have an email list. My writing style makes purists cringe. I broke so many rules I may as well be blogging off the grid metaphorically, which is fitting because I do so sometimes, geographically.

Guys; stop being so rough and tough on yourself. Stop trying to be perfect. Humans cannot be perfect. But we can become successful by being quite imperfect.

I became a pro blogger by being imperfect so I want to help you become a pro from the same imperfect, accepting energy.

Love and Accept Yourself and Your Style

I largely love and accept myself and I do a fine job loving and accepting my blogging style.

Most bloggers criticize themselves heavily, secretly hating themselves and rejecting their uniqueness. I invite my unique traits, including my quirky writing style, bush league podcasts and rough and ready videos. I am quite imperfect in all I do but accept it; people love me for this, because we all love a guy or gal comfortable in their own blogging shoes.

Love and accept yourself. Be at peace with your flaws, because accepting your flaws makes you incredibly confident and attractive in a world of unconfident people who reject their uniqueness.

My eBook:

How to Find Your Writing Voice

registered 48 five star reviews out of 51 reviews on Amazon. Why? I give readers permission to succeed by writing in their own unique voice, however that voice sounds. Accept yourself. Accept your blogging style.

Edit Once then Publish

I developed the skill of editing eBooks and blog posts once before publishing. Sure I missed a few typos here and there but doing so made me quite comfortable with my mistakes, errors and with criticism I might receive by allowing errors in my published posts and eBooks.

Life is a big old mistake, in many ways. I say this not from a negative, dour viewpoint but from the mildly enlightened stance of how we are all fallible, imperfect human beings who make mistakes.

Even if you try to do your best blogging job, you will err, so it’s better to edit once, to publish, and to slowly but gradually improve so you do your best job and write a dazzling post on one take, aka, with only a single edit.

Allowing mistakes to slip through makes you the scorn of perfectionists, which is the ideal situation. Perfectionists sit there and find fault, wasting precious time criticizing other bloggers, while you publish 2 more pieces of content and experience greater blogging success, all because you are at peace with your imperfections.

Study World Famous Successes Who Reached the Top Despite their Imperfections and Not Being the Most Skilled Folks in their Field

I am sitting in New Jersey, in the USA, right now. I live in a little town where international rock star Jon Bon Jovi grew up, not 4 minutes from where I am writing these words. He became one of the wealthiest and most popular singers of all time but most agree he was not the most skilled singer, nor, the best entertainer. He was far from perfect and others exceeded his skills but he became one of the most popular, influential, wealthiest musicians of all time despite his many seeming imperfections.

He outworked everybody and simply accepted himself as he was, being content to gain such massive exposure that he reached the top of his chosen field.

Study icons like Jon Bon Jovi. Again and again, you see super stars like Arnold the Terminator, with his heavy Austrian accent that was supposed to ruin his acting career, to Cindy Crawford, whose mole should have destroyed her modeling career, who turned their seeming glaring imperfections into their most treasured assets.

Arnold will forever be known for his line, “I’ll be back,”, uttered in a drab Austrian accent in the Terminator movie. He made hundreds of millions of dollars as a movie star. Cindy Crawford became perhaps the most famous model of all time because of her mole, turning this imperfection into her calling card.

If these people became world famous despite having imperfections, and not being incredibly skilled, so can you.

Become a pro the imperfect way.

8 thoughts on “How to Become a Pro Blogger by Being Quite Imperfect”

  1. Thanks for sharing this Ryan, hadn’t approached blogging like this but now that I’ve read your post I think it makes sense and will help develop a personal writing style over time.

  2. This is great info, thank you! To err is human and we’re entering a time when the ‘humanness’ of any online communication is coming into question.

  3. Hey Ryan Biddulph,

    Great post with effective tips to become a pro blogger. I like the post and especially the points that you have listed out. Your all the listed points are helpful and will helps to become a pro blogger. Imperfection helps to become
    perfect.Love and accept yourself and being true to yourself is really a good tip. Before publishing the blog post , editing is really necessary and helps to correct the errors and also helps to make any suitable changes. Editing the blogs will be
    helpful and will make the blog post more attractive. Your all the suggested tips are helpful but i truly like an idea of love and accept yourself and your style. Following and adopting these tips will helps a lot, as these tips will helps many users, readers to become a pro blogger.

    Really helpful post and thanks for sharing.

  4. Hi Ryan, It is true that perfection cripples bloggers too, like the many other professions. It is important to make mistakes , learn from these mistakes and make sure that the same mistakes are not repeated. Definitely the era of “Move Fast and Break Things” Is not over. Not just while publishing the blog post but also this principle should also be used in other aspects of blogging.

  5. Hi Ryan,
    super tips here.I admit I was a perfectionist when I started out. It took me a whooping 7 edits before pressing that publish button, and needles to say, I was slower than a snail.
    Now I only edit one time and I make mistakes, but I’ve also learned to accept them.

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