10 Reasons Why Fijian Fruit Bats Would Be Absurdly Successful Bloggers

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Savusavu Fiji sunset from our back porch.

Welcome to Blogging from Paradise! I’m excited to begin a new journey, blogging-wise and life-wise.

After running a few successful blogs over the past 4 years I came to a crossroads; how could I best integrate my lifestyle with the hopes and dreams of my readers?

Well, you’re looking at it folks. I chose to heed the comments of my blogging buddies who always dreamed of traveling. I also wanted to share practical, simple blogging tips for a targeted audience.

Now for the paradise part. I’ve traveled the world for the past 3 years running. I’ve lived in places like:

  • Fiji
  • Bali, Indonesia
  • Thailand
  • Costa Rica
  • Sri Lanka
  • Malaysia
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Peru
  • India
  • Nepal

We’ve island hopped from places like Koh Lanta to Phuket to Bali, and have traveled all over Costa Rica, Cambodia, Laos, and through Southern India too.

I want to inspire you to live your dreams too.  I want you to retire to a life of island hopping through smart blogging like me, or maybe you want to live in your own version of paradise, being surrounded by your family and friends while boosting your income through a side blogging gig.

More than a few of my readers enjoy living vicariously through me and my travel photos. Get ready for more, as I’ll be serving them up rapid-fire style with each post.

If you want to retire from your 9-5 to blog full time you can do it. I was a fired security guard 5 years ago. Now I blog from a hill top home with a million dollar view in Savusavu, Fiji. If I did it, I know you can do it because you likely know a thousand more things about blogging and prospering online than I did, 5 years ago.

 

Reader Expectations

 

Expect to attract more readers and boost your blogging income after reading and using my tips, and you better believe I’ll tie my practical blogging tips into my forays through paradise.

Island hopping through smart blogging. That’s what we’ll be all about here.

 

My First Post

 

You know me by now, former readers….and new readers, you’ll quickly identify my style. Learn more about me and my story here. So it’s on to the post.

Posts here will be longer and more in-depth than my past offerings on other blogs but I’ll still get right to the point. So without further delay….

 

Fruit Bats in Fiji

 

Kelli and I are living in Savusavu, Fiji now. We have a million dollar view of both the bay and the Pacific Ocean, sitting some 50 meters high on a bay side hill. Absolutely amazing, where blogging can take you.

Anyway, we’re privy to an amazing treat each night. Behind our place lies a monstrous jungle gorge. Think, “Skull Island”, home of King Kong, or maybe, “Jurassic Park.”

One neat inhabitant of these jungles is the fruit bat, also referred to as a flying fox. Picture a bat-like mammal with the face of a dog and a 5 foot long wing span. Amazing creatures. We see them leave the canopy at sunset as they look for papaya, passion fruit, bananas, and other fruits native to Fiji.

These are fruit bats - or flying foxes - from Kathmandu, Nepal when we visited in September 2013. Too dark in Fiji to snap a shot of our Fijian fruit bat buddies.

These are fruit bats – or flying foxes – from Kathmandu, Nepal when we visited in September 2013. Too dark in Fiji to snap a shot of our Fijian fruit bat buddies.

I think our Fiji fruit bat neighbors would make for successful bloggers Yes, these fascinating creatures share the most intelligent of blogging tips. Here’s why.

 

The 10 Reasons…..

 

You Can’t Miss ‘Em

 

Imagine a bat with a 5 foot wing span. Can’t miss these suckers. Factor in their cute faces and you’ll become a fan, pronto. Fruit bats were used pre-CGI days as the “bat of choice” in some horror movies because of their immense size. Not sure if they blacked out their cutey faces though. Not exactly terror-inspiring stuff.

Bloggers need to be un-missable to succeed. How can you stand out like a fruit bat? Easy. Practice writing. Write, write and write some more to find your unique, one of a kind voice, and people will come a-knocking. When people knock your blogging audience and income will increase. Guaranteed.

 

They Forage at the Right Time

 

During the day the sun shines bright and annoying people are out and about, cutting down papayas, like me. I chopped down 3 today. Dessert, anybody? So fruit bats do the nocturnal bit.

At night they devour Fijian fruits in peace. No stress, although a bit of a mess. You should see the discarded papaya corpses they leave on our property.

Bloggers must forage at the right time too. This means making hay while the sun is shining. Publish your blog posts at the right time. Maybe it’s 8 AM or 10 AM. But it’s likely early in the day. Posts published at midnight generally elicit an army of cricket chirping, like I’m hearing here in Savusavu, Fiji right now.

Practical tips:

  • Listen to your audience
  • When do they seem to read and share your posts most frequently?
  • In what time zone – or zones – are the majority of your readers located?

Answer these questions. Post accordingly.

They’re Like Clockwork

 

Every night at dusk they hit the skies. Fruit bats coasting through the Fiji night sky are a sight to behold. They do not take nights off; bats need to eat to survive. Passion fruit, papaya and bananas are a calling.

Successful bloggers are like clockwork. If you publish daily or 3 times a week stick to your schedule. Condition readers to look out for your posts at the same time each publishing day. Your readers should be able to set their clocks to your publish times.

So, publish when you intend to publish, like, all the time. Auto-schedule. Get work done ahead of time. Take a lesson from Fijian fruit bats.

Fruit Bats Know How to Avoid Resistance

 

Fijian fruit bats hang upside down high up in jungle trees. Few people are in the neighborhood of the fruit bat, which means little disruption, rock-throwing, or other stupid stuff that kids or fools do to these precious creatures.

Instead of sleeping on the ground or seeking out crowded neighborhoods these guys and gals simply chill in the trees deep in the jungle, in most cases. No need to cause or become a nuisance to farmers and landowners who love their precious fruits.

NoBothering

(I avoid fights for the most part….unless someone disturbs me when I’m writing for my clients)

Guess what? As a successful blogger you’ll learn to avoid resistance too. Stop fighting with trolls. Steer clear of writing controversial posts unless you are 100% clear on the topic and don’t mind dealing with angry, unclear commentators who’ll happily fight you tooth and claw to make their point. Just hang upside down, up in the jungle trees in Fiji….or, don’t go looking for blogging fights.

Examples of blogging resistance:

  • Internet trolls
  • Haters
  • People whose sole purpose is to disagree with you; people who lack clarity in their lives and need to fight you, to take out their frustration

Devote your energies to creating good things for others, not to looking for a fight or a heated debate.

 

Fruit Bats Eat Only the Sweetest and Most Ripe Fruits

 

A few of the papayas on our property were decimated. Absolutely destroyed. Fruit bats at it again. No fruit bat in its right mind tries to cut through the hardened shell of unripe fruit. Impossible….and besides, the bitter fruit inside would taste terrible.

Fruit bats wait for sweet papaya, and delicious passion fruit, and delightfully ripe bananas before they dig in. They’re patient sonofaguns and are rewarded for their patience with delightful treats.

Successful bloggers know there’s a sowing and reaping season. By patiently creating valuable blog posts, posting in-depth comments on authority blogs and aggressively promoting successful bloggers the successes in our niche are watching their blogging fruits ripen.

Nope, successes don’t try peeling an unripe banana by worrying about the lack of money they’re making or readers they’re attracting during the first month or 2 of starting a new blog.

Not ready yet. They wait, like the fruit bat, and by patiently sowing good content and making good friends with successful bloggers the day will come for reaping…aka….getting more subscribers and getting paid via channels like ad revenue and product sales.

 

Fruit Bats Eat from a Mixed Menu

 

What’s in season? Papayas, or bananas, or passion fruit? Or maybe, pineapple? Fruit bats go for what’s ripened. Papaya seems to be the fruit of choice now as our red bananas are not quite ripe yet. Fiji fruit bats are not dependent on any one fruit. They’d starve if the fruit suffered through some blight.

They vary their menu selections and succeed in harvesting a sweet treat from the delightful fruit smorgasbord on our property each night.

Top shelf bloggers earn through:

  • Creating their own products
  • Setting up Adsense
  • Generating ad revenue through other channels
  • Affiliate marketing

Like fruit bats you need to protect yourself from 1 or more income streams drying up by diversifying. Think – and blog – like a fruit bat.

 

Fijian Fruit Bats Know where to Find Food

 

That would be, our yard. Or any yard by ours, as we all have plenty of fruit trees on local real estate. Tonight I watched a few bats swoop in right after sundown, clinging onto their precious nectar in the form of papaya trees in the front yard.

These guys have a homing device which zeros in on fruit trees. They fly across the jungle gorge directly to the trees, latch on, and voila; they’re chowing down on some tasty fresh fruit.

 

How I energize myself in Fiji.

How I energize myself in Fiji.

As a successful blogger you’ve likely learned how to target your audience through SEO techniques. You’re peppering in long tail keywords here and there. You’re likely using niche-specific keywords in titles too. Your precious, succulent nectar is a targeted, loyal reader, who you can help and bond with.

Successes start with the end in mind. Know where to look. Paint a vivid picture of your ideal reader. Build your blog around this individual, from your URL, to blog name, to tagline, to post title, to ads, to free giveaways, to your products.

Think top-down:

  • Attract targeted readers who want what you have to offer starting with your URL or domain name
  • Your title should be your domain name, or the worded version if you will
  • The tagline should expound on the title
  • Each blog post should expound on the title and tagline
  • Each product, service, ad or heck, any picture, or anything on your blog should vibe with your title, tagline, posts….all must meld together, and you’ll attract the perfect reader, again and again

 

Fruit Bats Know When to Chill

 

Hey, even Fijian fruit bats need rest.  Days are spent hanging upside down, sleeping in the jungle canopy. They need to energize themselves for their nightly fruit-feasting escapades.

They can’t forage all day long; who can?

Blogging rock stars know their most brilliant ideas hit them away from the computer. I thought of this starting this blog after a few days of non-blogging. I wrote a few articles for freelance clients, and spent the rest of my days staring out at the Pacific Ocean from our back porch.

I rest, relax, recharge, and creative ideas hit me. I don’t consider myself a rock star but I can generate a ton of creative ideas on demand, just about.

 

Fijian Fruit Bats Live in Paradise

 

They may not know it but fruit bats in Fiji live in paradise. They live among an abundance of fruit trees here in Savusavu as few people inhabit our area. Think, 3000 people spread out among a nice portion of Vanua Letu, the second largest Fijian island. Few people to deal with, tons of fruit, paradise.

Well my aspiring island hoppers, you too need to place yourself in a mental paradise at least to find creativity. I live in Fiji now – for the next 4 months – so you think it’s easy for me to get inspired. Fair point….but I had to find the same level of inspiration from within when I lived in New Jersey.

I vibed high, even when I was staring at oak trees in North Jersey instead of coconut trees in Savusavu. Hey, I

My home office for the next 4 months. Not bad, eh? Fiji rocks.

My home office for the next 4 months. Not bad, eh? Fiji rocks.

wanted to succeed. I couldn’t make any excuses. I wanted to be free, and to circle the globe, and to blog from paradise, so I mentally prepared myself to rock out this online thing, and here we are.

Mentally enter into a paradise-like, creative space. Build a gratitude list for all you have. Fall in love with blogging and creative blogging ideas will find you easily.

Practical tips:

  • Visualize
  • Affirm
  • Meditate
  • Build a gratitude list

Do what you can do, now, to feel good, and paradise will be where you stand. Then, you can book a ticket to Bali or Fiji once you make this feeling your predominant vibe, for a different taste of paradise.

 

They Warm Up

 

Fruit bats here do a neat thing; before sunset these guys flap their wings through a few test runs. Fruit bats drop from their hanging position, spread their wings and do a few laps. Back to the tree. Grab a branch, hang upside-down, then the warm-up lap a few minutes later.

Getting the flying juices going pretty much ensures they’ll avoid a crash landing. No fruit bat wants to meet head on with a papaya fruit, without slamming on the brakes. Ouch.

Successful bloggers warm up by….drum roll please….writing! Write. Write. Write. Write. Publish. Publish. Publish.

I published some 3400 posts on 1 former blog. During my entire blogging and freelance writing career I’ve published some 5000 to 6000 posts/articles. How? I knew why I wanted to write, and I wrote. I knew successes wrote, and wrote, and wrote, to find their unique voice.

Warm up with a test run or 2, or 3, by writing and editing your post, and then publish it. Publish again and again and again, and you’ll be gracefully soaring the blogging skies in no time like my Fijian fruit bat friends.

Successful bloggers can learn a lesson from our Fijian fruit bat buddies. I hope you enjoyed my little analogy.

If you like watching my videos or if you just want to see a breath-taking video of the beach beside our place in Savusavu, Fiji, click on the Play button below to watch this video.


Now it’s time for some chilling in paradise. A little reading, some TV and off to bed while Savusavu Bay laps at the volcanic black sand shores across the street.

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Your Turn

 

Now, it’s your turn.

What tips can you add to my list?

What lessons did you learn from our Fijian fruit bat neighbors?

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44 Comments

  1. Phillip Dews

    Dude it’s great how we can work together! I loved working on this site as you well know! Being in different time zones I thought would be a drag but as you well know it was fine!

    Working on this was a pleasure I have found that when I get new clients there constantly on the phone or a messenger telling me what to do or distracting me from working for them! However in this case all was good. as we just sent messages to each other (The way it should be hey!)

    Am so happy that you like the new blog and I hope that your spec meets your expectations this time round! Am sorry though as I just had to leave you your first blog comment Hey I do reserve the right after all am still admin :-)

    Anyway Let’s get this blog as big as the old one and I am honored to be part of it!

    Nearly forgot! I am deffo a fruit bat now, Did you know my dad seen thin in Australia and loved them! Here is to…. Blogging from Paradise

    Laters…
    PD

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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      PD, you da man. So appreciate all of your support, skill and acumen on the development side of things. You really have been a God send to me as I know the Universe brought us together. So appreciate your help, and your comment, and you’re fruit batting just fine thank you. Have a great day dude.

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      1. Phillip Dews

        Anytime buddy just glad to be part of your team! it was a pleasure working on this dude!
        Lets go big guns on it hey!
        – PD

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  2. Lauren G Reliford (the Phenomenal Mind)

    I subscribed of course! So excited about your new blog. I am definitely your target audience.

    I learned for the bats to be patient and blog regularly. Always be writing. Remember to enjoy paradise. There is something good about your life always. So today, I will be hanging out with a new friend after I get through cleaning up this apartment.

    Nice get away. Gonna take pictures and return and put em’ on my blog. I had to tell myself that even though I would love to travel the world there are plenty of things to do here locally and in the US that are fun and exciting and good to share!

    :D
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Lauren so agreed on the US. We’re citizens of an amazing country, with so many awesome sites. Keep on vibing high, you are doing such an amazing job of networking, blogging and building your community. Thanks much my friend.

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  3. Adam Connell

    Ryan,

    This is awesome – I’m loving the new blog, especially the name. The stuff you’ve done has always been inspiring, particularly from the lifestyle point of view.

    I can see you reaching new heights with this, very quick.

    Talk soon,
    Adam
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Adam, I so appreciate the support, especially from a blogging wizard – literally ;) – like yourself. I felt clear and happy about the change and look forward to building a strong community of great friends here, while inspiring others to live my lifestyle if it vibes with them. Thanks so much.

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  4. Jenn Alex Brockman

    You have some awesome pretty photos on your sidebar. We had bats where my gramma lived and they would swoop through every evening in the summer. I always thought they were cool, but we didn’t live in a tropical place so they were a bit misunderstood.
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Jenn Alex, yep we had the same back home. Small little ones, and NJ was definitely not paradise to me lol….although I did and do love it there. Thanks so much for stopping by. I’ll try to add a picture of these guys flying in tonight, but it’s tough to do at dusk. See you soon.

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  5. Balazs Hende

    Hey Ryan, I like your new domain name! It’s much easier to memorize.
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Balazs, agreed on that. It was one of the chief reasons I started this new blog and let go my old one. See you on Google Plus and thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Peter Kanayo

    Ryan great that you have been able to find your target audience.

    This to me is the most difficult thing to do.

    Wondering how you accomplished this. I ask because on Danny blog you mentioned that a couple of question gave you direction.

    So my question is this: what is that question that sent you in the direction you are now taking?

    Looking forward to your answer.

    Peter

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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Hi Peter, you can do it. For me, I listened to feedback. I asked myself, what are my readers taking about? Many bloggers wanted to retire to a life of travel through blogging. Then I asked whether or not I felt passionate about this niche? Hell yeah lol…..I also asked, did I drill down enough? Did I get super specific, to target a small group of people? First, I started with a blog to share blogging tips, then a blog to help folks retire through these smart blogging tips, then, a blog to help folks retire through smart blogging tips to a life is island-hopping from paradise to paradise. That was 3 separate drill downs, or stricter niches, so I can answer Yes, I’m specific enough. Danny’s blog rocks, right? Thanks for stopping by Peter and asking.

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  7. Glenn Shepherd

    Hey Ryan,

    Fantastic post! Bats are wonderful creatures and I love how you made the blogging application – ingenious!

    My addition is one that again refers to how bats hang upside down – “Don’t afraid to be different”. Many people look at bats and think, “What funny creatures! Why on earth do they hang upside down?”. Well, to bats it’s perfectly normal! They know why they hang upside down. Does it matter one bit to them that other people don’t get it? Nope! Does it work for them and give them the results they want! Sure it does! While their world might appear topsy turvy to onlookers, to them it’s always the exact way up that it ought to be.

    The same can apply to bloggers. People may look at blogging or aspects of it and say, “What is the point of that? That just seems weird!” But what does it matter? If you know that a blogging strategy (or any aspect of your business) just works, then that’s all that matters. It doesn’t matter if onlookers think your world appears topsy turvy, to you everything is the exact way up that it ought to be. While they’re standing still, scratching their heads and having a little laugh at you, you are happily coordinating all your efforts, grabbing all the fruit you need and living your ideal lifestyle. To you, who is it whose world is topsy turvy? Not you, for sure!

    I look forward to the time when I can visit places like Fiji, Ryan. It will be awesome to be able to truly appreciate these wonders of nature in person. I’m not at that stage yet, but it’s coming for sure. I will get there!

    Thanks again, buddy!

    »Glenn«
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Glenn, how clever! Love the analogy, and it fits perfectly here. You are dead on; many scratch their heads looking at one’s lifestyle when it seems normal to others. It really is about listening to your intuition and honoring the nudges even if others are moving in another direction. Keep on listening, and acting. Love it Glenn, thanks so much for the mammoth comment, insightful take and kind share.

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  8. Dan Western

    Yes Ryan! Up goes the new blog. Looking fresh!

    I’m excited to continue reading your stuff, cheers.
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Dan happy to see you. Me too, me too. Neat link to S Curry too; I’m a big fan of he although my New Jersey guy Kyrie Irving, well, have followed his career since we was 16 years old at St. Patricks. Another absolute workaholic. Thanks much.

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  9. The Guy

    Welcome to the new blog Ryan. Wishing you every success with this and the extra focus and blogging tips should make another successful venture for you.

    Will the other sites continue? I was redirected here from Cash with a true conscience.

    Also what a great location to focus and be inspired. You’ve started with a great first article.
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      TG, thanks so much. I’m letting go CWATC to focus my creative energies on this blog and my other online businesses, to make the greatest impact. Where in the world are you now? Oopsss…let me click thru and find out ;)

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  10. Emmanuel

    I saw this in the morning on the Facebook wall of Philip Dew and here I am once more this afternoon with my comment.

    In as much I might not know much about Fiji and their bats but one thing is clear and learnt about those bats is simple, go in for the sweetest deals just as them going with the sweetest fruits.
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Haha Emmanuel, clever, and just what I’d expect from a smart dude like yourself. Thanks for stopping by and sharing.

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    2. Phillip Dews

      Was glad I piped you into this Emmanuel! Cool Fresh new blog hey buddy!
      Hows it going anyway?
      – PD

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  11. Akash

    Hellos Ryan,
    i am a great fan of yours, i love the way you rome the whole world and blog, i have a dream of being a professional blogger like you :)
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Akash, hold that dream tight and it WILL become a reality when you work toward it. Thanks for your support.

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  12. Tim Bonner

    Hey Ryan

    This is looking like a seriously cool place to hang out already!

    I never knew fruit bats could be so interesting but then that’s the skill of the writer.

    As Adam says, you always inspire and I’m looking forward to see where you take this blog Ryan.
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Tim, so appreciate it. Only by your steady support over the years have I built anything of worth. Thanks so much, see you soon.

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  13. Clara

    Looks like these bats have some qualities that we should all emulate. The animal kingdom often makes a great model for us.
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Clara I’ve seen this again and again. Animals teach us about all we need to know about life and business, if we pay attention closely. Thanks for stopping by.

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  14. Aditya Nath Jha

    Appreciate the passion bro, and the parallel of fruit bats with Bloggers. We are all on the look out to be a better, stronger and faster version of ourselves, and this post tells us exactly what qualities should we inculcate in order to be a better blogger. As for the new blog, I give you my best wishes brother. The new blog is cleaner and more brandable than the previous one!
    My best wishes for the future!
    To our abundance and success!
    Amen!
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Agreed on all points Aditya, both on the bats and blogs. Nature teaches us the perfect lesson. Thanks much dude!

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  15. Catherine Holt

    Great name for the new blog, and awesome first post. We will be tuning in to see what you have to share with us.
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Catherine, deeply appreciate it. My next post is coming up in about 3 hours BTW ;)

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  16. Mo' Millis

    Very cool RB Bidd! This is the first blog I’ve joined and commented on from the very beginning, as I follow only a few on a deeper basis than just being on my blogroll or FeedDemon. Glad to be part of it.

    I assume since your posts will be a lot longer I can go back to leaving looooong comments. ;) I didn’t feel so bad though when I seen Phil had written a full page blog post on a Pinterest pin board excerpt about another blog post. Haha. But it’s all good, you know?

    I need some design/css work done on my new site. I’m gonna check out PD’s work. I may inquire with him about it.

    Congrats dude! Hope things roll out smooth for you.

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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Yep Mo’ always feel free to leave those in depth, thorough comments. I love ‘em ;) Way cool, do keep subscribed to my posts as I should be publishing 3 times or so each week.

      Thanks so much for your continued support Mo’. Enjoy your weekend.

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  17. Carol Amato

    Hello Ryan,

    Gotta admit, your title drew me in, and I had to comment! :)

    Absolutely loved your analogy/comparison of the fruit bat to successful bloggers.

    Loved your points that you can’t miss them, importance of timing… (I use Tweriod for knowing when to Buffer my retweets), consistency, avoiding resistance (in four years only had one semi-questionably negative comment and made content/lesson out of it! Haha), and especially liked the section, they know when to chill!

    As you know, I’ve published two posts about this very topic lately, as I’ve come full circle with this now and can definitely testify to the fact that I’m more productive while working less. :)

    Love your writing style, Ryan, and really appreciate the thought-inspiring content!

    Will definitely share! Have an awesome day.

    – Carol Amato
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Hi Carol, I thought that fruit bat idea was pretty neat ;) Timing is so huge….I had insomnia here in Fiji and woke up at 3 AM, which is 11 AM, the prior day, EST. I noted my scheduled post didn’t go out at 8:05 AM as it had been, and I’d received a ton of pop at this time. Right away I noted a mistake; I set it up for Tuesday by accident, so I published immediately and noted a steady influx of traffic right away. In the past I published when I finished writing but now everything is planned out. Thanks for the awesome comment and share, and you too Carol.

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      1. Carol Amato

        Appreciate it, Ryan!! :)

        Forgot to mention, I first saw this post in the Kingged community, so awesome!!

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        1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

          Great to know Carol, I’m becoming more active on the network again. Been so busy with this blog and writing for clients. Tell Kingsley I said “Hi” ;)

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  18. Robinsh

    Well, to be honest I would like to say that your awesome photos taken around the world during your lovely trips was really distracting a lot and that’s why could not read this post with full of concentration.

    Anyway I’ll give a second try.
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Hey now that’s a first Robinsh lol…..I take that as an inspirational compliment :) You can always use a folder, or piece of paper, to put over the images. Or meditating for 20 minutes daily can help improve your focus. Thanks much for stopping and good luck with your read my friend.

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  21. Frank

    Ha, the analogy was a bit of a stretch in some cases. But a good read and made me laugh. First time I come across your blog and you have me as a subscriber.
    Frank (bbqboy)

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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Hahaha yes I was really digging deep for a few ;) The way I look at it, unless you’re stretching things you ain’t growing. Appreciate it Frank, thanks so much for subscribing!

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