“You little buggers!”
I lay under a mosquito net, the canopy providing little protection as skeeters, jiggers and God knows what else invaded the net. My own little Heart of Darkness.
Kelli and I were 3 miles – and hours, hiking-wise – into deep, remote jungle in Costa Rica. We enjoyed the nature immensely. The peace and quiet were breathtaking. Paradise on earth in many ways.
Until the sun began to set. Then the mosquitoes began their nightly dive-bombing raids, their gringo assault missions, their seek and destroy forays.
I relegated myself to either dressing up in long sleeves and sweats (sweating my cajones off in a jungle with like 400% relative humidity) or finding some refuge under a less than secure, kinda hole-y mosquito net.
Even though I loved the overall experience, nothing felt more annoying than hearing the buzz of skeeters, or feeling the bites of these prehistoric piss ants, as they furiously feasted on my delightful blood supply.
You may be pissing off your blog visitors in similar fashion. No no, I am not suggesting you have gone all Nosferatu on me, gorging on the blood of your most treasured readers. I am a 1/4 Romanian and my grandfather was actually from Transylvania – no joke! – and I advise not taking the route of Vlad the Impaler. Who, coincidentally, was not my grandfather.
I mean you may be annoying your readers by doing silly things with your blog. If you annoy readers, you tend to repel readers. If however you cease annoying readers and create a seamless, pleasant, enjoyable experience you will grow a successful blog on a rock solid foundation.
Which is why I wrote an eBook for you titled:
What benefits will you receive by buying the eBook, you ask? (Calling on my Transylvanian ancestor talent of reading minds, just like vampires.)
Here ya go:
- immediately pinpoint any silly/annoying/blog-destroying stuff you may be doing so you can stop doing it
- cut through any confusion around why you are struggling with your blog
- learn why these 12 strategies tend to be highly annoying and may just turn off your readers for good
- figure out why these tactics are destroying your chances at being a successful blogger
- get higher energy, seamless, harmonious alternatives to each of these Deadly Dozen Blogger Boo Boo’s
- accelerate your blogging success by getting rid of the tactics that are accelerating your blogging failure
- boost your traffic and profits by building your blog from a more fun, relaxed, peaceful, loving and chill space
That 4 Letter F Word
Not the other one.
Although you may be screwed if you try to become a full time, pro blogger with these 12 agitating mistakes.
Fear is at the cornerstone, the root, the foundation of any annoying blogging strategy. Feeling fear, and cowering to it, and allowing fear to dictate your blogging campaign makes you blind to the truth and totally ignorant of silly, blog-busting, business-killing stuff you may be doing.
This eBook can be a slap in the face. Or like when I dive into an icy cold shower on waking. A wake up call! A jolt.
I wrote it to help you see where fear may be crippling your blogging campaign because unless you are 100% clear on using these strategies, your lack of clarity – due to feeling a deep fear of loss, or a desperate energy – will result in some tough, terrible, deflating blogging results.
BUT….when you read this list, take a deep breath, and decide to analyze your blog and your strategies in the light of truth, you can feel the sting of admitting you were doing annoying things from the energy of fear. Then you can shed the silly strategy – like an ill-fitting jacket – and feel the relief, peace, joy and happiness of building a successful blog on harmonious, profitable, sound, fun strategies.
It feels *really* good to let go the fear-based, annoying tactics to make room for the fun-based, loving, harmonious, seamless techniques which help you build a successful blog. As you may reckon, it helps you gain a steadily increasing amount of traffic and profits too, when you persistently let go the annoying tactics to make room for the seamless tactics.
I snapped the cover image of this eBook at the beach in Manual Antonio, Costa Rica, one of the most beautiful and peaceful beaches I have ever visited.
Iguanas, sloths, monkeys, ibis and Jesus Christ lizards (not a stunned response to seeing a lizard, but an actual species of lizard) often graced the sand.
1: Making it Difficult to Contact You….Anywhere
2: Double Pop Ups (or Pop Ups on Every Single Page Visit)
3: Checking the Opt In Box by Default (ie….Spamming Your Readers)
4: Changing Blogging Topics with the Winds
5: Never Ever Ever Ever Acknowledging Your Commentators/Readers/Fans
6: Ad Frenzy
7: Quadruple Play Slider/Pop In Forms
8: Generic Email Pitching (the Bane of the Professional Blogger)
9: Persistent Pseudo Spammers
10: Too Many Calls to Action
11: Promoting Too Many Ground Breaking Opportunities Too Quickly
12: Not Showing Your Face
Doing one silly, annoying thing can kill your reader’s experience. Like me being so annoyed by those mosquitoes that I wanted to reach for a flamethrower versus enjoying the stillness, peace and pristine beauty in a remote, gorgeous jungle.
Let go the blogging no-no’s. Build a rocking blog on solid, prospering, seamless fundamentals.
Get clear on using fun, harmonious, higher energy blogging strategies and enjoy the blogging ride.