Blogging Tips of the Day: Are You an Open Blogger?

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  February 22, 2022 blogging tips 🕑 3 minutes read
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My friend Chayan Chakrabarti at Simple Facts Online always seems to be:

 

  • learning
  • implementing
  • testing
  • improving
  • teaching
  • succeeding

 

He learns, puts his newfound knowledge into action, tests, tweaks and accelerates his success because he is an open blogger. Chayan is open to the world around him and swiftly teaches what he learns and puts into successful practice. Successful bloggers like he learn because they are sponges to blogging knowledge.

 

My friend Lisa Sicard is another learner, implementer and sharer. She learns and teaches with amazing speed. Like Chayan, she carved out a successful blogging career by being open, willing to learn and equally willing to share what she learned through her blog.

 

I nabbed some ideas from Chayan’s YouTube success. I have not made headway on the channel save a few videos nabbing higher views. Perhaps I can emphasize SEO through my videos to increase my returns. But I only generated this idea by being open to blogging knowledge. I could never close myself off as a blogger and succeed because all success flowed to me through my openness.

 

Of course, I began blogging with a closed mind like most bloggers. I knew what worked and what did not work before I had any idea how to become a successful blogger. Being a foolish, green newbie held back my blogging career. After eating humble pie I opened my mind to learn how to blog successfully from professional bloggers.

 

Are you an open blogger? Or do you claim to know it all? Know it all bloggers fizzle out and vanish quite quickly because bloggers closed to the world find themselves perfectly equipped to live in a world long gone. Imagine if I had been a closed blogger over the past 15 years? I would be doing the same stuff in 2022 that I did in 2008 in terms of practical blogging strategies. Much of what worked in 2008 does not work now from a practical approach because:

 

  • sites like My Space and Live Journal are gone
  • article bases like Ezinearticles have lost their clout
  • black hat SEO died a long time ago; page 1 rank means employing a far different strategy than 13 years ago

 

I did not use black hat SEO strategies in 2008 but I wanted to share how being closed-minded guarantees that you live in the blogging past.

 

Being open blogging-wise allows you to see clearly in the present. I am predominantly a wide open blogger. I remain true to my principles but flexible in putting practical blogging tips into action. Practical tips change over the blogging years. But blogging according to core values needs to be constant for becoming a successful blogger. I blog to have fun and to free myself. I also blog because I enjoy helping people. I am simply open to using different tools, techniques, strategies and websites today in 2022 to embody my core blogging values.

 

Be open. Avoid being rigid. Open your mind to a new way of blogging. Be on the lookout for the latest cutting edge strategies for being a successful blogger. In a Universe of change you either blog from an open energy to evolve or you close yourself energetically to fail. I changed with change over the years to open up to different strategies like:

 

  • genuine blog commenting
  • guest blogging
  • optimizing blog posts for SEO

 

Evolution demanded me to open myself to learn from other bloggers.

 

Being humble plays a chief role in being open. Admitting that you do not know it all is usually the first step in being open. Be confident but humble to receive successful blogging insights from pro bloggers. Every seasoned, pro blogger opens themselves up to advice from fellow pro bloggers. We all have blogging blind spots. Be open to get information from pro bloggers to help you see yourself in the light of truth.

 

  1. Lisa Sicard says:
    at 2:05 pm

    Hi Ryan, excellent points. I’m always looking ahead to see what’s next but I don’t always jump into each fade either. I try things and if they don’t work, stop them and keep other things that work.
    There is always so much to learn blogging from WordPress to tech stuff with computers to marketing and online trends. It’s never-ending! I can’t imagine doing the same things I did a decade ago either Ryan.
    Thanks for the shout out too!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 2:25 pm

      That mix works fabulously Lisa. Being open helps me be discerning, but flexible. I am open to new ways of doing things but never chase fads because what seems hot today flames out tomorrow, or next month. Being open to new sites, strategies or techniques but remaining firm in following the fundamentals makes the most sense. I am also learning much about blogging on a daily basis. Being open to blogging feedback is key, too. For example, Phill suggested that I add No Follow links back to my comments this morning. I listened and immediately agreed. This makes it easy to follow new bloggers by finding their links on Blogging From Paradise. Even better? Blog comments jumped the moment he made the change, it seems. But these changes only unfolded because I was open to his feedback. In the past, my ego was not open to his feedback and reader feedback, which hurt me and my blogging campaign. Lesson learned. Always my pleasure on mentioning you my friend.

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