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Write for an audience, not just for yourself

Keeping a journal or a diary has never scared anyone.

But putting your words in front of other people’s eyes, well, yes, that might be intimidating, especially if you’re writing in a second language.

I never had an audience when I was learning how to write English. I would use pen and paper, and I never published a single word except for some status updates on Facebook.

I missed out — what a shame.

Knowing that someone will read you may be scary, but it’ll naturally force you to revise, improve, and polish your text. You’ll be checking the language you use, asking yourself whether your ideas are clear or not and, most importantly, you’ll be writing to and for real human beings who may even give you some feedback.

That’s why I encourage you to publish your writing.

No special tools are required. You don’t need any expensive subscriptions. You don’t need to learn how to build a website or create a personal blog. You just need to open an account on – a free blogging platform.

I’ve been there for a while too, so if you need any help or have any questions about it, feel free to let me know.

And if you’d like to hear me ramble about all I’m saying in this blog post, head to my YouTube channel or listen to me on my podcast.

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