It’s pretty silly the conversations I have estranged colleagues and/or friends via social networks like Facebook or even in real life.
After we re-connect and chat for a bit we obviously get to the point of asking questions about what we’re doing with our lives and of course I end up sharing that I essentially blog for a living, among other exciting things.
Sometimes there’s an awkward pause by the person as if to feel out if I was just joking or if I was, in fact, serious.
I love this brief moment of tension:
“Yes,” I say with confidence.
What I have learned is that I’ve gotten better at this over time because I haven’t always been so outwardly enthused about my so-called profession.
Perhaps it was because it felt like I had to explain too much or because I too felt like it was some sort of silly joke. Or even perhaps because I couldn’t possibly believe it was a “real” job.
But it definitely is.
One thing that we all can learn to do better is continue to be even more confident about who we are as bloggers and the reasons why we blog.
This is not a suggestion that you should be too confident as to seem arrogant but rather a quiet confidence that’s proud that you have chosen to spend writing digital letters on the internet.
And it’ll make a difference in your writing as well, I guarantee it.
Stay confident and love what you do and write about!