I'm at the point now where I think I should just get started and learn the rest as I go. I've picked a niche (ok, well, it's probably more of a market than a niche, but I'm not sure that matters for what I'm most concerned with right now) and, to me, the way to start is to produce several high quality articles first and then do the other stuff like build the site, start syndication efforts, etc.
I have a few high level ideas in mind for my articles, but nothing concrete. So, I don't have "writer's block" per se, but I do have "writer's inferiority complex" (I'm not sure if that's a real thing, but I have it anyway!!). Here's why:
I keep reading over and over again about how important it is to write the utmost quality of an article. I'm a perfectionist at heart, so when I hear statements like that, I start feeling a bit overwhelmed because that, to me, means a very, very time intensive effort. And, what's ultimately bothering me, is how the finished product would size up to the competition.
For example, I found a site that would be considered an exact competitor. The site was what I had envisioned for mine - only better. There were LOTS of long, highly informational articles covering a myriad of subjects and all of them were written quite well. Even the layout of the site was superb. I spent a bit of time there and got, well, intimidated. Now, I don't know how well this site is doing, of course, but I got to thinking: How can I compete with this?
So, I'm at a stumbling point before I even get out of the gate. I imagine some of you will tell me "just get started and do it anyway." And, yeah, I get that. But, still, I want to be successful (not necessarily immediately, but I want to be on as straight a path as possible).
How do I get over this fear/concern that my articles won't be received well in relation to the competitors (both on site and in the syndication arena)? I know I have the technical writing skills, I'm just doubting myself on the material I'm able to come up with...