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 eBooks (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.
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. Seeing him guest post on virtually every blogging tips blog in the niche inspired me to be prolific too.
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.
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.
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.
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— PCPA (@P_C_P_A_) September 22, 2017
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