How to Become a Prolific Blogger

September 25, 2017
Enjoying stunning views high above New York City on the Upper West Side.

 

Death stared me in the eye.

 

Sinister eyes locked onto my face, bobbing left and right.

 

As I faced down a spitting cobra in Bali with the help of my fellow house sitters I knew it was going to be a long night.

 

2 dead chicks, 1 dead mama chicken and 1 dead cobra later, my adrenaline was running like me from Thai lady boy prostitutes at 6 AM.

 

Next morning I was up at 5 AM to walk the dogs whom we cared for.

 

An hour later I was digging *deep* holes to bury the chicks, the chicken and the spitting cobra on the property. Deep, because inquiring monitor lizard minds want to know:

 

“What type of rotting meat do you have on the premises, kind sir?”

 

10 minutes after I played blogging grave digger I was writing my 6,000 word eBook of the day.

 

Oh yeah, during this stretch in Bali I wrote and self-published one, 6,000 word eBook daily for 90 days in a row.

 

I’ve written and self-published 126 eBooksΒ (click the link, kind sirs and madams), I’ve published over 1,000 guest posts and I have published hundreds of posts here on Blogging From Paradise.

 

When you are a prolific blogger you can deal with life intervening – whether helping kill spitting cobras and digging a 4 foot deep pit for burying the casualties of the spitting cobra’s intrusion or……dealing with a busy family life – and still churn out content like hot cakes.

 

I am writing these words at 11:21 PM on a Friday night after a busy day out and about in NYC. Yet before midnight I will have written this post and 2 guest posts, in addition to following my prolific blog commenting schedule.

 

When you’re prolific you:

 

  • have more fun blogging
  • serve more folks through blogging
  • increase blog traffic
  • increase blog profits
  • leave writer’s block behind for good

 

Follow these tips to become a prolific blogger.

 

1: Blog Mainly for Fun

 

Blog mainly for fun. Watch those words flow from your noodle to fingers to laptop to WordPress backoffice.

 

Blog with love. Be prolific.

 

If you blog mainly to get you will tie some outcome to every blog post you write, creating an anchor-like heaviness which produces writer’s block.

 

I recall writing my first few guest posts about 46,000 years ago (I am pretty old). I checked my stats. No new email subscribers. Damn. So I stopped guest posting for weeks.

 

This move was about as intelligent as a stable boy (with hat worn slightly askance) who’d been kicked in the head 46 times by a mule.

 

But it shows you how blogging mainly to get (subscribers or traffic or money or whatever) creates heavy attachments to outcomes which drain you of your giving aka writing aka serving energy.

 

The home office for a few days in NYC.

 

Pick a blogging niche that feels fun to you. Make sure blogging feels fun to you. As you practice writing daily (tip #2) you will become prolific.

 

Suggested Reading: Creating the Mindset of a Successful Blogger (Amazon eBook)

 

2: Write 1000 Words Daily in a Word Document

 

Here is a really strange, foreign, quite alien concept to many bloggers: if you practice the skill known as writing you will become a prolific blogger.

 

Who’d a thunk it?

 

Most bloggers open up a Word document and practice writing in private as frequently as a vegan gorges until they puke at a Brazilian Steakhouse.

 

Write 1000 words daily in a Word document. Delete the document when you’re done. Detach from your writing, gain confidence and clarity in your writing and allow your writing voice to surface.

 

Practice in quiet. Become prolific on a world stage.

 

3: Manage Your Energy

 

This is probably tip #1, after following your fun.

 

Writer’s block is the only concept that stops you from being a prolific blogger.

 

Writer’s block is fear.

 

Fear dissolves into love and fun.

 

Love and fun expands in your being – and fear dissolves – when you manage your energy through both morning rituals and regular energy checks throughout the day.

 

My current ritual:

 

  • wake up
  • do 20 minutes of yoga
  • meditate for 20 minutes
  • take a 30 second icy cold shower
  • read one line from A Course in Miracle
  • toss salt over my shoulder 3 times

 

I also run 10 miles every 2-3 days, take hourly breaks to check my energy and get about 8 hours of sleep nightly, with some light napping tossed in.

 

Manage your energy. Dissolve writer’s block. Become prolific.

 

Suggested Reading: Kelli Cooper aka my wife runs a sensational resource (one of the best law of attraction blogs on earth) for managing and elevating your energy. Follow her blog at: Live Life Made to Order

 

4: Read Voraciously

 

Read like a raptor feasts on brontosaurus burgers.

 

Readers tend to be able to write their asses off because they never lack for creativity.

 

The act of reading regularly helps you to write regularly.

 

My faves; George R.R. Martin, Nelson DeMille, Lee Child and James Patterson.

 

Read fiction. Read non-fiction.

 

Become a reading machine to become a writing machine.

 

5: Kick Da Block Babies to the Curb

 

Buh Bye, Block Babies.

 

Stop hanging with bloggers who regularly complain about being saddled down with writer’s block. The Block Babies.

 

Don’t allow their fears to infect your mind.

 

Hang with prolific bloggers. Feast off of their prolific energy.

 

Christopher Jan Benitez is a wildly prolific blogger. Β Seeing him guest post on virtually every blogging tips blog in the niche inspired me to be prolific too.

 

Either you will piddle in your blogging pants when you see my 126 eBooks (ya got a fear ya gotta clear, there) or you will gain inspiration, nut up and write your first eBook. Or your 127th eBook.

 

6: Guest Post Don’t Blow Out Your RSS

 

Typical newbie blogger mistake; they try to become prolific by writing 1, 2 or 5 guest posts daily on their own blog.

 

Being prolific by publishing only to your blog keeps you safe, cozy and secure in your little comfort zone.

 

You may feel kinda prolific but will never unearth the writer’s block feeding, prolific-strangling fears associated with being criticized and failing until you publish 10, 50 or 1000 guest posts on blogs from your niche.

 

I’ve published a ton of posts daily between 2 of my old blogs in the past. Meh. Improved my writing skills a little bit.

 

Sunset in NYC overlooking the Hudson River.

 

But when I began writing 2-4 guest posts daily and submitted these suckers to a bunch of blogs I rooted out fears around failing and criticism that had prevented me from being prolific in the past.

 

Leave your comfort zone. Guest post extensively. You will become wildly prolific when you just know you can publish a guest post on virtually any blog in the world.

 

Your Turn

 

What tips can you add to this list?

 

How are you becoming a more prolific blogger?

 

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As you see from tips #1 and #3, managing your energy is a huge component to becoming prolific, as it is to building a successful, full time blogging career.

 

Fundamentals #1 and #2 of this course help you get your energy vibing higher to build a successful blog and to enjoy the ride.

 

Here’s one of our happy readers weighing in on the course via Twitter:

 

 

If you want to find that unlimited, Ryan Biddulph style, inspired energy, this course may just be for you.

 

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52 Comments

  1. Nope all on Chromebook touch pad FB.

  2. what a lovely place to work on. Do you work with mouse? as it will not work on glass table..

  3. Thank you Christina, we really want to follow our passion to become prolific and to enjoy the ride.

  4. Christina Says:

    You are 101% right, whenever we start blogging just to earn bucks, it becomes harder than ever but if we take it as passion or an ideal thing to do, it gives us lots of in return.
    Thanks for this brilliant post.

  5. Great deal Abid. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Abid Anwar Says:

    Thanks Ryan Biddulph, really Awesome tips and good pointers to work on! I am just starting out, so finding our balance at the moment and of course having lots of fun.

  7. Awesome Liza. So happy you’re having fun here πŸ™‚

  8. liza Says:

    The more i read your post the more i am becoming a fan of yours. Your word choosing, your throw of words and writing art make me feel jealous.but still your post is awesome

  9. M that is good news. Dive into guest posting big-time; you will gain clarity in your writing and love the process.

  10. Definitely go for fun Saurabh. The process will be much more enjoyable. Thanks bro.

  11. Saurabh Saha Says:

    Wow! The concept of fun-writing for blogging is interesting. I maintain a technology-business blog so there I can’t apply prolific concept much but I am about to start a new blog that’ll be for celebrity news and chit chats. Hopefully, there I can use this concept.

  12. Madamstylo Says:

    Ryan,
    Very thoughtful words I believe extensive guest posting is like building your writing muscles that prepares to blog prolifically.Good solution for any bloggers and content writers. I try to follow your words and hope i can start guest posting after reading your post.

  13. T I much appreciated buddy. Keep on writing. As you practice, your voice will arise, helping you get clearer and more confident. Have a great week.

  14. T I Antor Says:

    Hey Ryan,
    The more i read your post the more i am becoming a fan of yours. Your word choosing, your throw of words and writing art make me feel jealous. Wish i could write like you do(jokes a part). Once again you hit the top. A mindblowing solution for any bloggers and content writers. I always try to follow your words and hope i can start guest posting after reading your post. Thanks again dear.

  15. I dig the analogy Tariq. It gets easier to guest post by practicing your writing daily and by commenting on blogs and promoting other bloggers. Writing Skills + Blogging Buddies = Plenty of Guest Posts. Thanks brother, have a great weekend.

  16. Very thoughtful words, Ryan. I believe extensive guest posting is like building your writing muscles that prepares to blog prolifically. Although entering into guest posting world itself is the first challenge to overcome.

  17. Good for you Benjamin. Pulling back has done wonders for me and my blog too. Even though I blog almost daily I take extended breaks from the online gig. Thanks for the rocking comment.

  18. Adding to the “Managing Energy” section, I just went through a bout with writer’s block. I was a bit burnt out between client projects and writing so much content my eyes were turning a bit red from staring at a computer.

    I sat down to write one morning and what came out was junk. I couldn’t think and I needed a break.

    Fast-forward 4 days and I was fresh and ready to go again. The secret, I took a break. I closed the computer. I let my mind relax.

    Sometimes, a few days off is the best medicine.

    I also agree with you when it comes to reading. I find reading great authors to be very inspiring and I love to pick out new books on my Kindle Unlimited to read throughout the day. Even a few pages here and there or a short chapter can do wonders.

  19. Happy you love the fun blogging style over here at BFP Shruti πŸ˜‰ Thanks for commenting.

  20. You got it Vincent. Good for you, blogging in multiple languages. You are appealing to a bigger audience. Thanks for commenting.

  21. Shruti Says:

    What a way to describe the story. You make blogging a real fun. I have checked many of your blogs Ryan and I found this one very interesting.

    Keep up the good work! I am going to subscribe you right now…

  22. Hello Ryan!
    This is a very inspiring blog post. I just started out blogging and I am doing it in two languages. I will try my best to follow these tips!
    Posts like yours help people reach that remaining extra mile when they feel that they really can’t continue and finish they are doing.
    Thanks for sharing!

  23. I like that approach Awogor; follow inspiration but carve your own path. You are doing great bro. Thanks much πŸ™‚

  24. Hey Ryan,
    These are very great tips. Taking chances of blogging to be a business would mostly time a number results to different disorderliness. I am trying to copy your styles but an origin remains an origin. I wish to inspire doing what I think may not be a favour to me but considering others knowing well the outcome will be profiting.
    I think am gonna go more and more curious with reading and practicing.
    Thumb up

  25. Guys and dolls, any other thoughts?

  26. Karan that sums it up perfectly bro, love it.

  27. Practice gives you clarity which helps feed your prolific nature. Indeed. Thanks Vishwajeet as always.

  28. Hello Ryan,

    To become a prolific bloggers these steps are necessary. Practice makes everything perfect and I always follow this. These tips are really so helpfl to those who want to become a prolific blogger. I hope that soon I will also become a prolific blogger. Thanks for writing this amazing post.

    Have a great day πŸ™‚
    Vishwajeet

  29. karan narula Says:

    if you are good in something , only then you can write about it in a well explained way , you will enjoy writing about it … EXplained in one word PASSION πŸ™‚
    a very nice post ryan

  30. Yep Prosper; we want to keep going no matter what. Even if you are struggling with blogging, holding onto your passion and seeing blogging through helps you become super prolific over the long haul. Thanks as always.

  31. Prosper Noah Says:

    Hey Ryan,

    Awesome Post as usual

    Hope you doing great!

    Becoming profilic blogging keeps you going. I know of a lot of guys out there who stopped blogging as a result of lack of these few things.

    Blog for Fun, Great Insights.

  32. Being yourself lets the words flow which also keeps you prolific GiGi. Thanks much.

  33. Dead on Patrick. If you love doing what you do it literally is a labor of love, and no chore there, just fun. Thanks much.

  34. Patrick Says:

    Great post as usual, Ryan!! Full of awesome tips, including one of my favorites. It is always advised to post about something you love to do or have fun with. It becomes such a chore to do anything else. Looking forward to your next posts πŸ™‚

  35. GiGi Eats Says:

    I have been blogging for about 5.5 years at this point and people always ask me for advice, etc… And my single piece of advice is: be yourself. Don’t pretend to be someone you are not – the second you do that, is the second you will be unhappy with what you’re doing – and you will also just become exhausted. Blogs are your OUTLET!!! If people don’t like what they are reading, well, they can leave – you can never satisfy everyone so going into blogging with that mindset is only going to wind up hurting you more than anything else!

  36. Having fun is where it all comes together Ravi. Thanks a bunch for commenting.

  37. This is a very detailed post for any bloggers who want to go viral.
    I concur with you about blogging for fun. I know a lot of people who are not passionate at all in the niche they are into.
    Passion is essential.
    Thanks for sharing

  38. Learning from mistakes has been a key part of my journey too bro. Being open, working on your skills and helping folks, this is how everything comes together over the long haul. Thanks as always Shantanu.

  39. This is it Paul. Many new bloggers are blogging from fear, not love and fun. Turn that energy around, patience develops, and folks can become prolific over the long haul. Thanks a bunch.

  40. This is really wonderful. But a lot of New Bloggers in the blogging sphere. are after quick rich which is why they are not progressing. Blogging for fun is really Great. has helped me a lot develop my self.

  41. Hello Ryan,

    These are some killer tips over here πŸ™‚

    Its always to follow up your routine and seek `some important lessons from them. Following our rituals makes us more
    productive and we can dig deeper in our work with a lot of positive energy.

    When we start of something then its more likely that we are not hitting the right spot, we learn from our mistakes and
    failures. When I started blogging then there was a hard road ahead of me, things looked very difficult and I was not able to find
    my pitch. I realized that things happen slowly in this blogging world.

    If some one wants to go viral all over the Internet, then these are the tips one need to follow and make it pin in their minds.
    Falling down is a good part, only if we learn from it, which step we took wrong which lead to our downfall.

    Thanks for the share.

    Shantanu.

  42. Adam that’s awesome. Thanks for reading.

  43. Adam Says:

    Thanks Ryan, really helpful tips and good pointers to work on! We are just starting out, so finding our balance at the moment and of course having lots of fun! πŸ™‚

  44. Jarvee I dig how you put that. Fear does arise when your focus blurs, or gets cloudy. But those rituals keep you on task and focused. Thanks much.

  45. Jarvee Says:

    Routine is definitely something that helps. Thumbs up for your rituals. It helps to keep your mind healthy and focused, which is most important thing for any goal that you set. Opposite of that, fear rises when we are not focused and when we think about failure. But failure is an awesome thing too if we learn from it, helps us to learn and grow!

    These insights are really valuable, especially when they come from you. Thank you Ryan!

  46. 5 mile walks are awesome Susan. Inspired way to raise your energy which positively influences all aspects of your life. Thanks much.

  47. Susan Velez Says:

    Hi Ryan,

    Great tips and you know that I’m following them. Like you when I published my first guest post, I was a little disappointed as it didn’t result in subscribers either.

    However, I realized that it takes to grow anything worthwhile. We have to keep doing those ordinary things and eventually, they will pay off.

    I can’t believe that you still manage to take naps during the day and still write ebooks and guest post. Amazing, just amazing.

    I don’t run 10 miles but I go on 5 mile walks on a daily basis. My walks have definitely improved my blogging.

    Thanks for sharing, hope you have a great day πŸ™‚

    Susan

  48. Awesome Rachel. By making fun a priority you tap into some wonderful energies. Thanks for listening and for commenting πŸ™‚

  49. I love how light and fun your writing is. I just listened to a podcast you did with Kelli back in 2016 (I think you guys were back in NJ by then) and trying to take to heart the idea of doing everything from a place of fun instead of “I should” or “have to”. Making sure that I am blogging for fun has become a priority for me.

  50. Passion is such a key driver Anyaogu. It drives all we do online, if we have that passionate fire deep within. Thanks much.

  51. This is a very detailed post for any bloggers who want to go viral.

    I concur with you about blogging for fun. I know a lot of people who are not passionate at all in the niche they are into.

    Passion is essential.

    Thanks for sharing

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