4 blogging tips from Joan of Arc

Choose your allies wisely, stand up for yourself, and other important lessons from one of history’s heroines.

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She became a brilliant strategist, religious hero, great debater, and staunch defender of her king and country.

There are a few things you can pull from Joan of Arc’s story as you sit down to blog.

1. Don’t let anyone convince you that you’re wrong.

At age 17, Joan tried to visit the dauphin of France. She wanted to tell him she’d had a vision that she was to help him become king of war-torn France. Upon her first attempt to visit the royal court, people laughed her out of the room. How would you react if a poor teenage girl came up to you and said voices told her to do stuff?

However, this reception did not discourage Joan. She was relentless, and she wanted her dauphin to know what her visions revealed.

As a blogger, you know it’s extremely easy for people to laugh you out of the room. If you are new, it can be especially hard to stand by what you say and think. Don’t let people push you to give up, no matter how influential they are in the online world. Hold true to what you believe and what you say.

2. Create a new prototype.

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