Failures are a part of our successes, aren’t they? We take great delight in talking about our successes as bloggers. But do we really feel the same way when it comes to writing about our failures? Well, there are very few people who actually want to talk about their failures. Most think it will reflect very badly on their reputation. Does talking about failures make a successful blogger any less successful than they really are? Well, it doesn’t.
Who doesn’t know about Edison? In spite of all his astounding successes, he was never reluctant to embrace his role as a ″champion of failures″. It makes Edison only greater!
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
Thomas A. Edison
If you don’t know, Google likes to celebrate its failures. So, why can’t you share your failures like we do with our successes? You need some good reasons to do so, right? Here are six of them.
6 Reasons Why Sharing your Failures is a Good Thing
#1 It Shows You’re a Human Too (Builds Trust)
To err is human, as you must have heard it. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or a professional blogger, you can’t seem to be a human if you never fail. If you say you never failed with anything in the course of your blogging journey, you must be lying. If you want to portray yourself as a real human, you should not hesitate to talk about your failures or mistakes. The best part about it is that it builds trust among your blog readers, as they look at you as an honest person who acknowledges their failures.
Trust, as you know, is the most essential factor when it comes to achieving success with your online business or blog.
#2 It Helps People Open Up
Talking about your failures also helps you connect with your blog readers on a level where they can easily connect with you. They understand that you are not someone from a different planet. You are just like one of them. And that’s where people start to open up, respond and interact. They are engaged.
#3 It Inspires Those Who Fear Failure or Have Failed
Many people are unable to start an online business or blog because they have a fear that they will fail. There are others who will start, but will quit once they meet with failures. It is these people who you can inspire by talking about your own mistakes or failures and how you overcame.
Don’t you want to motivate others?
#4 It Teaches People How to Do It Right
By sharing your own failures with your blog readers, you can also save them both money and time. When readers know why you failed, they are aware of the path that’s not right. It keeps them from repeating the same mistakes. They learn from your mistakes and know how to do it right. So, you are actually helping your blog readers, providing real value.
#5 It Makes You More Serious
This is one of the biggest benefits. When you talk about your failures with others, you become more serious or committed. You are fully ware that people know about your mistakes or failures. It’s kind of a constant reminder, which prevents you from making the same mistakes over and over again.
#6 It Glorifies Your Success
It’s these failures that make your success more tasteful. The process of failing, learning from your failures and adapting to achieve success makes your entire journey only more interesting, and exciting. And when you reminisce (once you are successful), it makes you feel really proud.
Now that you have so many good reasons, you’ll be delighted to talk about your failures like you are to share your success stories. It’s a good way of turning your failures to your advantage.