Do you feel hopeless about your blog right now?
Down in the dumps?
Everybody loses the fire sometimes.
Hey, you’re human!
Today, we’re going to stoke your blogging fire when you feel particularly deflated.
Imagine taking a railroad spike to a hot air balloon.
Can you hear the WHOOOSSSHHHH?
I’ve felt like that a few times during my blogging career.
But I also know how to face, embrace and release the hopeless feeling.
To energize myself.
Or to stoke my fire.
To get back on blogging course.
Today I want to help you get that FIRE back.
Follow these 10 tips to create a white-hot blogging fire when you feel as hopeless as a brownie vendor outside of a Weight Watcher’s convention.
1: Why, Guy?
Or, why, gal?
Why are you blogging?
If you feel hopeless you probably forget WHY you’re blogging.
Tie the reason why to:
- Having fun
- Following your passion
- Freeing yourself
- Inspiring others to free themselves
Dig really, really deep to stoke your blogging fire when times get tough.
I’m writing this post on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon by the Jersey Shore in lovely Red Bank.
I could be outside doing 115 things – or lazing at the beach – but because blogging is so fun and freeing for me, I’m writing the post.
Don’t worry; you will likely see my bum on the beach soon.
Matthew Kaboomis Loomis genuinely loves what he does at Build Your Own Blog.
Follow his fantastic interview series to get inside the brain boxes of some top bloggers (not literally, you Walking Dead zombies out there).
2: Read about…The Rest of the Story
Mom and Dad Biddulph told us to shut our yaps when the Paul Harvey show aired during dinner time at home.
This show featured famous people BUT the “minutes long lead in” shared some unknown story – or stories – about the famous person, sometimes detailing some difficult struggle they overcame before becoming famous.
I am hardly famous – in the moment at least – but I have lived a cool life, spending the past 5 and a half years living in Fiji, Bali, Thailand and Costa Rica among other spots.
But what if I told you I was $70,000 in debt, declared bankruptcy and sold almost everything I owned early during my blogging career?
Seeing what other blogger overcame to live their dreams can help you to keep the fire burning when you feel deflated.
Dig into this eBook to see what I overcame to write 50 eBooks. Hell, I developed the same mindset to write my current day total of 126 eBooks.
3: Ramp Up Personal Development Time
Pinpoint your mental block.
Uncover the root of your hopelessness.
Spend 20 to 30 minutes in personal development on waking.
- Do EFT tapping
- Take a cold shower
Those are my faves.
Choose activities which vibe with you.
Working on your inner world helps you to face, embrace and release lower energies you may have resisted for months or years.
Read Kelli’s blog (aka, “my wife’s blog” to my awesome new readers) to get your inner world clear.
4: Double Down on Learning
Use the 5 Hour Rule followed by many billionaires. Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Oprah adhere to this rule.Gotta be good money, guys.
If you’ve lost hope you’re probably not learning consistently.
Blogging leaders voraciously feast on knowledge relevant to their niche.
Leaders learn, implement, test and tweak their way to stunning success.
These folks gain more excitement and passion for their niche with each tidbit of knowledge they acquire.
Kinda tough to feel hopeless and depleted when you’re excited to learn more about your niche.
5: Pay People to Handle Dirty (or Less Desirable Work)
Hire people to handle work you’d rather not handle.
Pay people to handle grunt work.
Pay people to capitalize on their expertise.
Hire people to do what you cannot do.
By freeing up your schedule you will feel:
Avoid burn out.
Raise your energy by focusing on what you most love doing.
Outsource the rest.
6: Use Tools to Leverage Your Presence
You have 24 hours to work with today.
Pay for premium tools – or use freebies – to get the fire back.
Like tip #5, if you devote virtually all of your time and energy to what you most love doing you will be refreshed, energized, focused and full of hope, vim and vigor.
- Tweet Deck
- Social Oomph
Among other tools.
Many bloggers lose their fire because they’re overworked, doing things that tools can do (physical apps, not idiots).
Stoke your desire fire.
Outsource basic processes to bots.
7: Take a Vacay
Take a blogging vacay.
For a day.
For 2 days.
Or for the week.
Or maybe a 2 week blogging vacay is in order.
Pull back to raise your energy.
When you assess the situation from a higher level of consciousness you’ll see above hopelessness.
You’ll also build a Balrog-like (LOTR reference) fire in your belly that can’t be diminished, even if Mr. Freeze, Aquaman and Merman did their best to quench the roaring flames.
8: Follow Energetic Dynamos
The energetic dynamos can pick you up when the going gets tough.
Fan your flames by aligning with the brightest lights.
Feed off of their empire.
Feast on their essence.
Energize yourself by tapping into the unbounded energy emitted by these inspired folks.
9: Help People
Help people to move your attention from feeling hopeless to giving hope.
Ask people what they need help with through:
- Your blog
- Your email newsletter
- Google Plus
Share helpful, thorough responses to solve OPP: Other People’s Problems.
Move your focus from your problems to providing service.
Serving others dissolves your struggles, cutting off your hopelessness at its legs.
10: Spend More Time in Nature
All the hacks, tips, tricks and techniques on earth pale in comparison to nature.
Nature is limitless.
Nature is perfection.
Hug a tree. Seriously. Do it. Commune with life.
Walk barefoot on the grass.
Take a hike through the woods.
Just breathing in and out slowly, and deeply, in your yard or in a park or anywhere in nature automatically centers you.
Hopelessness is of the mind.
When you dissolve into nature your mind games vanish. So does that mental state known as “hopelessness.”
Nature invigorates you.
Do you feel hopeless with your blog?
Are you following any of these tips?
What tips can you add to this list?
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