Ryan Imel of Theme Playground guest-posted on Copyblogger about confidence today. Although technically his advice was for other bloggers, it applies to pretty much everyone who has something to say or information to present (hhmm, Knight News Challenge participants, perhaps?).
The best line?
“However, if you want a crowd to read your writing, be sure you’re writing something worth reading. And, as much as you can, cut out the fat. Don’t distract your reader so much that they miss the point of your message.”
This applies to many things besides writing – when you’re creating something new, it can be best to do one thing really, really well. Keep it simple and make it great. And be confident in your abilities to make something amazing.