In Just about any skill we develop, we start with unconscious incompetence. We actually don’t Know what we don’t know. In fact, we may even start blogging thinking we know exactly what we’re doing. I remember the first website I created in the 90’s. I had a goal of monetizing my site.
I introduced my product right in the beginning of my introduction in the first paragraph and waited for a customer. And of course, I was not at all successful. At that point, I had a lot to learn about internet marketing. But…I didn’t know it. I was truly incompetent. But also unconsciously incompetent. I did not know I didn’t know.
This is the condition most people start out in when they blog. They feel they can just write about anything to anyone who will listen. They may not even be aware of the need to define exactly who they are writing to. They may not even have a clue about how to optimize their site or use keyword optimization.
But, in time they start to see there is something missing. Something they are doing needs to change. This is when they become consciously incompetent. This is when we are aware of the problem. We’re searching through different programs. We’re enrolling in classes and webinars. We’re reading books, trying to fill in the missing pieces.
There is so much noise and confusion on the internet. Often times people will give up before reaching the next step. But if they are fortunate enough to find the right training, they learn to market online and to be a successful blogger. They become Competent in working online.
Conscious competence is a great place to be. You know how to work online. You know how to keep your blog monetized and optimized. You become well versed in your copywriting abilities. Online work becomes normal to you.
But what separates the true expert is the next phase. That is unconscious competence…
I have to admit. I still haven’t reached this point yet. But I’m working on it. Unconscious Competence is when you unknowingly are competent in your work.
Let me illustrate. Have you ever driven somewhere so many times, you don’t even have to think about it? In fact, you may
arrive there and not even give any thought to how you got there.
Now, during the trip, while driving, you made hundreds of choices, when to stop, when to change lanes, when to turn. But, most of these decisions were made by your subconscious. All these decisions were made subconsciously to get you to where you needed to go. This happened even though you were unconscious of it.
In that illustration we could say you were unconsciously competent. You will find some bloggers and internet marketers that are at that level. They are consistently successful because even on a subconscious level, they’re making decisions that will bring them to their successful goals.
This process applies to any skills we may wish to learn. But when it comes to blogging. The goal we all want to reach is unconscious competence.
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