How to Overcome the Fear of “Putting Yourself Out There” on Social Media

Tabitha Jean Naylor
3 min readJan 24, 2018

Fear is a normal part of life.

Growing up, fear of acceptance is one of the most common types of fear you face.

“Will people accept me for who I am or what I have to say?” has probably overtaken your thoughts on more than one occasion.

And then… here comes social media, which has completely changed the communication game as we know it.

Sure, you can connect with more people than ever… all at the click of a button.

But just as it’s made interactions easier, it’s also made GENUINE interactions more difficult.


Because of the fear of what other people have to say. And how they will react.

After all, being rejected or ignored is the last thing we want to experience when we truly put ourselves out there.

If you’re finding it difficult to let your inner voice shine through on social media, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Step 1: Get comfortable

If you’re new (or newer to the world of social media marketing), take some time to familiarize yourself with everything:

· Learn the ins and outs of each platform you plan on using

· Research hashtags that would be relevant to your end goals

· Know what post lengths are preferred and what image sizes are recommended

The more you understand about the foundational basics, the more comfortable you’ll be when it comes time to publish your posts.

Step 2: Develop a plan

Before you dive headfirst into the wild, wonderful world of social media marketing, you first need to figure out what you want to achieve from each platform you plan on using, as well as identify:

· What type of content you will publish

· When and where you will participate in conversations

· Who and what to stay away from

You’ll be much more comfortable with things if you have some sort of game-plan in place. And by identifying early on who and what to stay away…

Tabitha Jean Naylor

Seasoned sales and marketing pro. Owner of Founder of Sucker for dogs.