How to Become a Prolific Blogger: 6 Powerful Tips

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  May 17, 2021 blogging tips 🕑 8 minutes read
how to become a prolific blogger

Manhattan, NYC

 

You would never think that co-slaying cobras in the tropics would foster a prolific blogging spirit.

 

Alas…..

 

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.

 

How to Become a Prolific Blogger

 

I’ve written and self-published eBooks , I’ve published over 1,000 guest posts and I have published hundreds of posts here on Blogging From Paradise.

 

The neat thing about being prolific: it is not about you but about your, readers, generous service and passion-fun-love well beyond your ego.

 

I am updating this post 4 years after the initial publish date. How did I keep blogging? More importantly, why did I keep blogging? I love this gig and enjoy helping you. Loving this gig simply energizes you for the long haul journey, empowering you to be creative no matter what. Blogging to serve shifts your focus from your problems, mental blocks and fears to helping other human beings.

 

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Pedasi, Panama

 

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.

 

When you’re prolific you have more fun blogging, serve more folks through blogging, increase blog traffic, increase blog profits and 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. Figuring out how to become a prolific blogger gets easier if you blog holding a high energy intent.

 

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.

 

Al Rubel Rana feels like he has immense passion for blogging about SEO and digital marketing. He publishes stellar content regularly because he genuine loves what he does. That’s the key; really loving what you do blogging-wise allows you to be prolific. Otherwise, you’d get bored and quit at the slightest sign of resistance.

 

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 writing confidence and get clear as you allow your writing voice to surface.

 

Practice in quiet. Become prolific on a world stage.

 

Anil at Bloggers Passion has written a stupendous volume of words over the course of his blogging career. Whether online or offline, he became highly prolific in terms of writing in-depth, long-form, pillar-style resources routinely because he wrote, wrote then wrote some more for the past 15 years. Think of that number; 15 years of writing practice. How could he not be prolific?

 

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.

 

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My current ritual:

 

  • hop into an icy cold shower
  • read one lesson from A Course in Miracles
  • practice Kriya yoga
  • practice yin yoga

 

I also jog or walk 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.

 

Managing your energy challenges you. I cannot lie; raising my vibe through my daily energy management routine feels highly uncomfortable in moments. As I sweat it out here in tropical, steamy Panama, engaging in any form of yoga or jogging results in a roaring rapid level of sweating, within minutes. Every single upside of managing my energy seems worth temporary discomfort.

 

John at In The Loop Travel is serious about working out. He became a thriving travel blogger by working on his mind, body and by creating and connecting generously. There is something about exercising that raises your vibe enough to see over mental blocks, allowing you to become a prolific blogger. Circulate your energy to keep circulating blog post ideas.

 

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.

 

I read for at least 30-60 minutes daily. Leaders tend to be avid readers because as you learn so shall you teach. Prolific bloggers learn by reading then turn around and teach through new content. Publishing oodles of helpful, new content makes you a prolific blogger.

 

I read a quote a few moments ago. Some wise soul noted how smart people learn from everyone and everything around them, average people learn from their experience and stupid people have all the answers. Readers literally learn from everyone and everything around them. Prolific bloggers share what they learned through new content.

 

Lisa Sicard serves as a fabulous example for this reading, learning and sharing tip to become prolific. She routinely notes how keeping current with the online business world seems challenging but she reads, learns and shares quite quickly. Lisa publishes cutting edge content and regularly updates her old blog posts to be current. Why? She reads to be informed, publishes new content, updates old content and becomes more prolific in the process.

 

Check out Ash at Fetch Profits. How do you think he writes such detailed blog posts? Of course he reads a bunch, researches, does thorough due diligence and packages his new found knowledge into creative blog posts. Prolific bloggers need content ideas in mind to become prolific. Reading often is one way to supply your mind with content ideas.

 

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.

 

Where your attention and energy goes, grows. Giving your attention and energy to prolific bloggers increases your prolific nature through osmosis. Sponge creativity from these folks. Learn their ways. Uncover their secrets.

 

Christopher Jan Benitez and Enstine Muki are two bloggers who come to mind when I ponder prolific folks.  Follow them if you need inspiration to nudge out of your creative comfort zone. Both are also prolific guest posters, another key to increasing your prolific nature.

 

6: Guest Post Don’t Blow Out Your RSS

 

Typical newbie blogger mistake; they try to become prolific by writing 1, 2 or 5 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 a decent volume of 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 stable of respected blogging tips 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.

 

Learn more about the 11 Fundamentals of Successful Blogging here.

 

  1. Anyaogu Ikechukwu says:
    at 10:23 am

    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

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 11:14 am

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

  2. Rachel Plouffe says:
    at 12:05 pm

    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.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 12:56 pm

      Awesome Rachel. By making fun a priority you tap into some wonderful energies. Thanks for listening and for commenting 🙂

  3. Susan Velez says:
    at 4:12 pm

    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 🙂

    Susan

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 4:35 pm

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

  4. Jarvee says:
    at 5:36 pm

    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!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 7:39 pm

      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.

  5. Adam says:
    at 8:11 pm

    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! 🙂

  6. Shantanu Sinha says:
    at 3:12 am

    Hello Ryan,

    These are some killer tips over here 🙂

    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.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:07 am

      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.

  7. Paul Nwachukwu says:
    at 4:52 am

    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.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:05 am

      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.

  8. Ravi Mohinigari says:
    at 11:14 am

    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

  9. GiGi Eats says:
    at 1:23 pm

    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!

  10. Patrick says:
    at 2:37 pm

    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 🙂

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 2:44 pm

      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.

  11. Prosper Noah says:
    at 5:51 pm

    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.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 8:43 pm

      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.

  12. karan narula says:
    at 7:39 am

    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 🙂
    a very nice post ryan

  13. Vishwajeet Kumar says:
    at 8:03 am

    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 🙂
    Vishwajeet

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 8:43 am

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

  14. Awogor Matthew says:
    at 4:49 pm

    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

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 5:37 pm

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

  15. Vincent Feindouno says:
    at 8:00 pm

    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!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:44 am

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

  16. Shruti says:
    at 7:47 am

    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…

  17. Benjamin Ehinger says:
    at 6:12 pm

    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.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 8:38 pm

      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. Tariq Mukhtar says:
    at 4:56 am

    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.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:11 am

      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.

  19. T I Antor says:
    at 11:52 am

    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.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 12:31 pm

      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.

  20. Madamstylo says:
    at 3:22 am

    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.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 8:28 am

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

      • Ayush Mishra says:
        at 8:59 pm

        Hey Ryan,

        Blogging is not a sprint it’s a marathon and beginners need to understand this. They have to work with patience and consistency to achieve success. This post helps them to understand all about success in blogging.

        Thanks
        Ayush Mishra

      • Ryan Biddulph says:
        at 8:52 am

        Well said Ayush. This really is a long haul journey brother.

  21. Saurabh Saha says:
    at 7:13 am

    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.

  22. liza says:
    at 8:38 am

    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

  23. Abid Anwar says:
    at 7:05 am

    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.

  24. Christina says:
    at 1:36 pm

    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.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 1:59 pm

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

  25. David says:
    at 7:05 pm

    Great post Ryan! My biggest mistake over the years was not guest blogging enough, but I will be fixing that issue now…Thanks again Ryan….

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 7:23 pm

      Awesome David! I dove in to guest posting again last week after a 3 month break. Oodles of fun 🙂

  26. Travel Addicted Unicorn says:
    at 9:25 pm

    Great tips! Checking your energy is a good reminder! Love James Patterson’s books…you should check out James Rollins, his books are really interesting!!

  27. James McAllister says:
    at 7:39 am

    Hi Ryan!

    I recently started tracking how much I write in a spreadsheet. I’ve found there’s a noticeable, tangible difference when I track it, even if I’m not intentionally writing more. It’s been pretty motivating, actually.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 8:53 am

      This is a great idea James. Tracking the words gives you confidence because you realize how much you practice your writing, boosting your clarity. I dig it!

  28. Ash says:
    at 11:52 pm

    Thank you for including me, Ryan. “Stupid People Have All the Answers” — I loved that 😁

    It’s true that “reading” sort of makes it easier because we just happen to learn fast. Learn fast. Write faster. Repeat.

    Thankfully, that reading habit is truly the gateway for so many things in my life (not just blogging, business, courses, or whatever it is that I try to dabble with).

    I think though, even more important than being prolific is to be a good person, which you are. Everything you do comes from your heart, and that’s a huge plus for you.

    Ash

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:38 am

      Ash you rock my friend. Reading and living from the heart are 2 keys to not only blogging success, but having fun, living in peace and simply enjoying this ride we call life. Thanks brother.

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